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Year Five

Hello and welcome to the Year 5 class page.


Year 5 Staff


Mr. Anderson, Mrs. Azam and Mr Whittington are looking forward to getting to know you all this year.  Other members of staff that will be involved with the teaching of the children this year include: Mrs Chell and Miss Neville.  We are looking forward to an action packed year of learning!

Home Learning Project Planners

English and Maths Learning





Weekly Challenges

Choose a challenge to complete each week. You could ask an adult to share your challenge on Twitter @YewTreeSandwell and @Cornerstonesedu.

Useful Links


How can you help your child?


You can help your child by:

  • Signing up to Class Dojo to track their progress in school and to check for any messages from your child's class teacher (see link at the bottom of the page).
  • Listening to them read their reading book every day and signing their record for us to check every morning.
  • Helping your child with their homework.
  • Practise weekly spellings and making sure their spelling journal is in school every Friday.
  • Practise times tables.
  • Ensuring that your child has their PE kit in school on the appropriate days.

PE days


5A - Monday


5B - Friday


5C - Thursday




Reading - Children should read for 10 minutes every day and reading diaries should be signed by an adult.


Times Tables - Children should use TTRockstars to practise their times tables 3 times a week - see the link at the bottom of the page.


Topic - This will be set on a Monday and will be due in the Wednesday of the following week (see homework overview for exact dates).

Our Current Topic is...

Our Current Topic is... 1
A bug, a creepy-crawly, a beast! He’ll tickle your skin then go in for the sting! Arachnids, insects, molluscs and myriapods, hiding in nooks and beneath darkened rocks. Come search for these minibeasts, and let’s sort them out! How many legs? How many wings? Who does it eat and who eats it? Can you classify it? Can you draw it or make it? Build a bug hotel or a wonderful wormery – then watch them wriggle and burrow, mixing earth as they go! Discover where in the world you’ll find the deadliest beasts. Perhaps the Vespa mandarinia japonica is the one that you fear? Why not become a ‘beast creator’? Selectively breed a killer predator that saves the world from the super-strong aphid. You’ll be a hero! ‘There was an old lady who swallowed a fly. I don’t know why she swallowed a fly – perhaps she’ll die?’
This is some of the information we will need for our learning:
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Spring 1

Spring 1 1
How did it feel to work in a coal mine? How has the coal mining industry changed over the years and does it have a future? Explore these questions and more in this special project about the coal industry and its impact on the UK.

This is some of the information we will need for our learning

This is some of the information we will need for our learning 1
This is some of the information we will need for our learning 2

Our second Autumn topic is...

Our second Autumn topic is... 1
It’s time to suspend your disbelief and open your mind. We’re going on a magical journey to Alchemy Island! Can you find the gold hidden deep within the island’s mysterious landscape? 

Our Autumn Term topic is....