Year 5

Our Learning Journey

So far in Year 5, the children have learnt a lot about the Ancient Egyptians.  They started by writing their own detailed version of an Egyptian Creation Story and learning about some of the Egyptian gods.  In topic, the children have researched the physical geography of Africa including its countries and capital cities. They have continued to find out about the Egyptian Afterlife, Egyptian gods, pyramids and mummification.

Before half term, we took a week out for Cultural Week.  Year 5 started with a quiz, trying to match names, faces and 'why they are famous' of people mostly with a Nigerian background.  On completion of this quiz, groups of children chose one person to research and create a PowerPoint on, whilst extending their use of the features of this program.  Each class then studied the artist TingaTinga and the children produced a range of artwork in his style, which will be displayed in the school corridor.

In English, the children have looked at the evidence and theories surrounding King Tutankhamun's demise.  They started this unit of writing with an exciting crime scene evidence gathering activity and discussion about 'Who done it!'  They have put together their own theory and used a persuasive text to convince their classmates that they are right.

Year 5 Curriculum 2019-2020
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Yearly overview.pdf
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Expectations in Year 5!

As the children are now in Upper Key Stage 2, it is very important for them to set a great example to the younger children in the school.  They should exemplify the school's values and start taking on responsibility such as becoming a House Captain. 


Staffing and Classes

You will find the Year 5 classes located in the Pavilions at the top of the school field. We consist of three classes; Hawking, Dyson and Armstrong. The Year 5 team of teachers are Mrs Dey, Mrs Bates, Mrs Bruce and Mrs Rose.  We are lucky to have excellent teaching assistants and these are Mrs Brett, Mrs Reed, Mrs Price, Mrs Cook-Allen and Miss Brown.


Mrs Dey can be contacted on:


Mrs Bates can be contacted on:


Mrs Bruce can be contacted on:


Mrs Rose can be contacted on:


The Upper Key Stage 2 Phase Leader is Miss Wilce. She can be contacted on



During the course of the year we have some very exciting topics, including Ancient Egyptians, Awesome Planet and Raiders and Traders! Alongside all the wonderful learning, you will have many exciting events to look forward to. Watch this space!


Class Timetables

An Example Class Timetable:



Parent Information


Our PE timetable for the year.
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Please make sure P.E. kits are in school everyday as although P.E. lessons are timetabled, these will have to change sometimes due to the weather.  This term we have the opportunity to receive tennis coaching on a Tuesday afternoon which will replace one of the other sessions.

Long hair needs to be tied back and earrings should not be worn.

Year 5 Recommended Reading List
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Meet the Teacher

Meet the teacher 2019.pdf
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Mathematical Vocabulary

Ways to Practise Spellings

Upcoming Events


Thursday 12th September - 11+ Kent Test for registered pupils

Thursday 12th September - 'Meet the Teacher' sessions, 4.30pm and 6.30pm in Galileo Class

Monday 16th September - Music at Malling Workshop for all Y6 pupils (am and pm)

Wednesday 18th September - Music at Malling Concert at The Discovery School, 10.00am and 2.00pm

Monday 23rd September - World War Two topic launch

Monday 23rd September - Music 4 Schools Parent Information Session, 5.30pm

Tuesday 24th September - WW2 walk around Kings Hill

Wednesday 25th September - Cult Status Music Assembly, 10.00am

Friday 4th October - WW2 trip to Horton Kirby

Friday 4th - Thursday 10th October - Travelling Books book fair (after school)

Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th October - Individual and sibling school photos

Monday 14th October - Black History Week

Thursday 17th October - 11+ Kent Test results day

Friday 18th October - End of Term 1


Monday 28th October - Start of Term 2

Wednesday 30th October - FODs Halloween Raffle

Thursday 31st October - Secondary School Application Form (SCAF) deadline

Saturday 9th November - FODs Fireworks Night

Monday 11th November - Friendship Week

Wednesday 13th November - FLU Immunisations

Tuesday 19th November - Magistrates Talk

Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st November - Parent Consultations

Thursday 21st November - FODs non-school uniform day for Christmas Fair

Friday 22nd November - Staff INSET day - school closed for pupils

Friday 29th November - FODs Pantomime

Saturday 7th December - Christmas Fair, 12.30 - 3.30pm

Monday 16th December - Christingle service for pupils

Tuesday 17th December - Class Christmas parties

Wednesday 18th December - Carols on the Playground

Wednesday 18th December - End of Term 2




Year 5 Parent Information Session from last year!

To give you an idea about what happens in secondary transfer.


Homework will be set every Friday and handed in the following Wednesday.

The children will be receiving maths homework in the form of games and investigations from Term 2 onwards.

The children will develop fluency with numbers through developing their number sense and working with numbers in different ways, NOT by memorising rote facts. They will also be receiving English homework in the form of, spelling, punctuation and grammar tasks. Additionally, each child will be given a reading task when the new scheme is up and running by the end of September.

Provision Map 2019-2020

Please click here to access the whole school provision map outlining all the interventions taking place in the school.  If you have questions about any of the provision that is taking place for your child, please ask your child's class teacher.