Year 5 2019 - 2020

Mr Gibson

Year 5 teacher
Phase leader
Assistant Head

I would like to take the opportunity to welcome you back to Year 5!

This year, the teaching staff in 5G are Mr Gibson and Miss Miller with Mr Jones and Miss Finch as the teaching assistants. In 5C the teaching staff are Mrs Goodwin, Mr Wall and Mrs Jackson We are looking forward to working with your children.

Using the internet at home to help further research the topics the children are learning about at school would be a great aid for the children’s learning.

Children will require their PE Kit on a Monday for their PE lesson and a pair of trainers on a Thursday for additional PE lessons.  

All of the children are given home reading books to read at home. It is important that you listen to child reading at home at least 3 times per week and record this in their reading records. It will be helpful to ask your child questions about the text your child has read. Having an adult listen to them reading will benefit your child immensely and help them to make excellent progress in reading. Home reading diaries are excellent ways of communicating progress/concerns regarding your child’s reading between parents/guardians and staff in school and we look forward to using them effectively with you.

Children need to continue to practice their times tables knowledge at home so that they are completely confident in the use of their facts up 12 x 12 and can apply them in their Mathematics. They also need to be able to use divsion facts related to these. Children will be beginning TimesTables Rockstars which will give the opportunity to practice these skills in a creative and fun way. More detail will be sent home shortly about this. 

Homework will be given out on a Friday and will be expected to be returned by the Monday. In addition to this, spellings will be given out on a Monday, and then will be tested on a Friday.

Please feel free to come and speak to use at the beginning of the day or on the door at the end of the day.


Children will be learning about narrative writing in class this term. They will be learning about how to write a journey tale. Our inspiration for this topic is the book Northern Lights by Philip Pullman. The children will study the text in great detail and use it to inspire their writing.


The children will be learning about place value and improving their skills in place value up to one million, rounding and then will be focusing on fractions for the remainder of the half term. Children will be learning about equivalent fractions, ordering and adding fractions, fractions of amounts, problem solving with fractions and using rates to solve simple problems using fractions. 


The children will be learning about space and animals and their habitats. Children will carry out practicals throughout the term to boost their scientific enquiry skills. We welcome children to bring in work that they have done at home researching these subjects in particular. 


Children will be making their own interactive games during the course of the term and also undertaking learning to provide a greater knowledge and depth over E-Safety.  


We will be learning about the topic of space in our history work. This will include learning about key individuals who have contributed to the exploration and discovery of space. Children will be learning about astrologers such as Galileo and the how the human apporach to space has developed over time. 


Children will be learning about ‘What does it mean to be Muslim in Britain today?’ in Religious Education.


Children will be partaking in PE lessons every Monday and Thursday based upon invasion games.


Children will be learning about a variety of different topics in Spanish throughout the year, beginning with colours, numbers, introductions and the local area.


Children will be receiving music lessons based upon space this term. 


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Ashbury Meadow Community Primary School

Rylance St
M11 3NA

Main Contact: Mrs Eve Peters

Tel: 0161 989 2999

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