Year 5 2020 - 2021

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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! In Year 5 this Year Miss Miller and Mr Wall will be working together in 5M and Mr Largent and Miss Jones in class 5L.


On this page, 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 Tuesday and pupils are expected to wear their PE kits to school on that day. This consists of trainers, t-shirt, school jumper and tracksuit bottoms, leggings or shorts.


Homework and spellings are set electronically for pupils on Friday using the school spider which can be accessed through the school website. Any pupils who cannot access the school spider will have paper copies. Please remember pupils are expected to read for 30 minutes a day and with an adult at least once a week. All reading should be recorded in their reading records.


Pupils have been given their login details to access our school learning apps at home. They can use Lexia 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 fiction writing, newspapers and letters.


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: Why did the Anglo-Saxons invade Britian? 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. We will also explore Anglo-Saxon life from a cultural perspective in relation to modern Britain. 

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 'Boewulf' 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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