Moss Valley pupils in classroom




Year 5

Welcome to Year 5

Welcome to Year 5! We are really looking forward to getting to know the children and establishing our goals for Year 5. Please read below for all the fun and exciting units of study we will be learning this term. If you have any questions, then please don’t hesitate to ask one of the Year 5 team.

Meet the Team
Name Role
Mrs Thomason (Mat leave from 1st March 2024) then covered by Miss Bhavan Class Teacher

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Reading at Home

We take reading very seriously in Year 5. Each day, we do a ‘Big Read’ lesson, focussing in depth on a book, and answering questions around it. In these lessons, all children are given the opportunity to read aloud, and answer questions. We also have a class reader, where we read for enjoyment.

Children will also bring a reading book home from school, as well as a free choice book from ‘The Book Hut’ or class library. Children are expected to read at home each night with an adult. When a child reads at home and completes a book, they can then complete a quiz on accelerated reader. The more quizzes passed, the higher the word count. The children earn certificates and rewards for increased word counts.


Children can access a range of online home learning tools to aid with homework. They will have homework set on seesaw on Thursday which should be completed by the following Friday. They can also access TTrockstars and reading wise at home to earn coins and tokens for their timestables and reading practise.


PE days for Year 5 are currently Mondays and Tuesdays. Please ensure your child wears the correct PE kit for their lessons. This is as follows:

Plain white t-shirt

Plain black shorts

Plain black joggers (for colder weather)

Plain black hoody or jumper (for colder weather)

Trainers or black pumps.

Snacks & Water Bottles

Children should bring their own water bottle into school each day.

We also invite children to bring a healthy snack to eat at play time, for example, a cereal bar or a piece of fruit.


Our maths focuses this year will be:


·        Place Value

·        Addition and Subtraction

·        Data Handling

·        Multiplication and Division

·        Measure


·        Multiplication and division

·        Fractions

·        Decimals and percentages


·        Decimals

·        Geometry

·        Measure

Here is how we organise our Maths teaching across the week to ensure breadth and depth:

Monday- arithmetic lesson (4 functions, methods practise)

Tuesday- Power Maths Non-number day (lessons on shape, time, measure, graphs and tables, angles etc.)

Weds-Fri- Power Maths Number lessons (place value, 4 functions, decimals, fractions, percentages etc.)


We use ready, steady write to teach our English lessons. This is a text based approach and follows the writing cycle:





Our English focuses this year will be:


When we walked on the Moon

Exploration narrative

Formal mission log


Setting narrative



Hound of the Baskervilles

Cliffhanger narrative

Formal report

The Promise

Character narrative

Bargain letter


The Lost book of Adventure

Survival narrative

Survival guide

King Kong

Dilemma narrative

Balanced argument


The science topics that we will cover this year are:

·        Materials

·        Space

·        Living things and their habitats

·        Forces

·        Animals, including humans

·        Working scientifically