Year 5 2021 - 2022

Miss miller

Mr L'argent

year 6 teacher

Hello and welcome to our class page for 5M and 5L.

We would like to give you all a warm welcome back to school and to your new year 5 class! On the year 5 page on the school website, you will find information about current topics, news, updates regarding special events and Knowledge Organisers corresponding to the relevant topics for each term.


PE for year 5 pupils is on a Monday and pupils are expected to bring in their PE kits to change in school and then return them home on that day.


Homework and spellings are set electronically for pupils on Friday using the Google Classroom. If pupils do not have access to an electronic device at home paper based work can be sent home. Pupils will all have been given a home reading record and reading book. Pupils are expected to read at home at least four times a week and fill in their reading record which should be brought into school every day. The website below is the Google Classroom support link which will help pupils to log into their Google Classroom accounts if you are experiencing any problems.


Pupils have been given their login details to access our school learning apps at home. They can use Lexia and the MyOn e-library to revise their reading skills while Mathletics and Time Table Rockstars can be used to practise their mathematical skills and times tables.

This half term we will be looking at: 

English: We will be reading Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo and using this to help us write a range of genres including building suspense in our own monster legends.

Maths: Our topic for maths begins by looking at number and place value. We will be learning how to read, write and order numbers up to one million before moving onto applying this in our addition and subtraction unit of work.

History: Was the Anglo-Saxon period really a Dark age? In this topic we will explore the origins of the Angles, Saxons, Jutes, Frisians and Celts and uncover the reasons for their invasion through a variety of sources. Eventually, using these to come to our own informed conclusion on whether it is fair to refer to this period in history as a ‘dark age’.

Science: Animals including Humans - In this topic we will explore the developmental stages of humans and other animals. We will also look at the effect of ageing on human beings through from birth, puberty, adulthood and old age.  

Art: We will be focussing on character illustration based on illustrations from the book 'Beowulf' written by Michael Morpurgo and illustrated by Michael Foreman. We will be focussing on how to use different techniques to create texture, shade and depth in our drawings.

Music: Year 5 will be taking part in an African drumming workshop every Thursday with our specialist percussion teacher.

We look forward to the year ahead with you and are confident you will enjoy Year 5!


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Contact the School

Ashbury Meadow Community Primary School

Rylance St
M11 3NA

Main Contact: Mrs Eve Peters

Tel: 0161 989 2999

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