Year 5

Hello and Welcome to Year 5!

In Year 5, we are taught by Mrs Beresford, Miss Forster, Miss Slater and Mrs Barker. Mrs Purvis, Mr Curd and Mr Scott also support us in class.

We can’t wait to meet our new classes and we have lots of exciting learning planned for the Autumn Term!

Autumn Term
This term, in history,  we will be studying the impact of World War Two in Sunderland and we have some exciting lessons and activities planned!  In science, we will be learning all about Properties and Changes of Materials and Forces.  Our geography topic involves locating & identifying  the countries and continents involved in the Second World War.  We will also look at the human and physical features of different areas of the United Kingdom including Sunderland.  Our art lessons will be focusing on the work of artist L.S. Lowry.  Later in the term, we will be designing and making our own moving toys in DT.    We are also very excited for our PE lessons where we are going to be developing our skills in badminton and dance.

Look what we’ve been up to in Year 5


Upcoming Dates for your diary

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– Maths and literacy homework will be given out every Monday and is due back the following Monday. Homework will be linked to what the children are doing in school.

– Weekly spelling lists will be given out on a Monday for children to practise for a test on Friday.

– All children are expected to practise their times tables using Times Tables Rockstars – all children have been given their username and password.

– Children will also be given a homework grid with suggested homework activities and should look to complete 1 per week. Points will be given for these pieces of homework and at the end of the half term, points will be totalled and prizes will be given for those children with the highest points.

We will soon post our Autumn term homework grid for you all to see!

Look at some of the amazing homework we have produced!


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Year 5 P.E will take place on a Friday. To participate fully in PE, children will need: a white t-shirt, blue shorts and a pair of plimsolls/ trainers.

Home Reader

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It is expected for children to read at home every evening. Children should return their book to school daily, so they have the opportunity to read with adults in school. When children have completed a book, they will be able to complete a quiz in school based on the book they have read. These results will be recorded in your child’s home reader. Points and prizes will  be awarded for completing quizzes. Children who are unable to read at home will be given the opportunity to read in school if books are not returned. Please feel free to see us or write in your child’s Home-School Contact Book if there are any issues. It is essential that home and school communicate effectively, working together to ensure your child receives the very best from school. 

Useful Websites


 Hit the Button

                    – Use this link to complete accelerated reader quizzes.