Welcome to Year 5

Class Messages

An end of term Message for Armstrong Class
Message to Armstrong Class 22nd May.pptx
Microsoft Power Point Presentation 3.1 MB
An end of term message for Dyson Class
Dyson Class Message 22nd May.pptx
Microsoft Power Point Presentation 2.2 MB
An end of term message for Hawking Class
Hawking Class Message 22nd May 2020
End of Term Message.pptx
Microsoft Power Point Presentation 4.0 MB

Home Learning

Below we have created guidance to support Year 5 ‘home learning’.  We are aware that children may not always be able to access a computer or tablet device and feel very strongly that learning should not all be screen based.  As such, we recommend - where possible - a balance of screen-based and screen-free activities for each subject.  Suggestions for these activities will be emailed to you each week; there will be a separate grid for ‘screen-based’ and alternative ‘screen-free’ learning.  You can access the weekly grids in the section below.

Dyson's Home Learning Gallery

Hawking's Home Learning Gallery

Armstrong's Home Learning Gallery

Year 5 Weekly Home Learning Grids

Y5 Screen-based Home Learning Grid w/b 18/5/2020
18.05.20 screen final.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 146.8 KB
Monday English The messy bedroom.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 265.1 KB
Tuesday English Debate lesson.docx
Microsoft Word Document 148.9 KB
Debate Wagoll.docx
Microsoft Word Document 13.0 KB
Thursday English Alliteration activity.d
Microsoft Word Document 145.1 KB
Thursday -alliteration-powerpoint_ver_2
Microsoft Power Point Presentation 6.2 MB
Friday English Poetry competition.pptx
Microsoft Power Point Presentation 6.2 MB
Microsoft Power Point Presentation 2.3 MB
Adobe Acrobat Document 4.9 MB

Y5 Screen-free Home Learning Grid w/b 18/5/2020
18.05.20 Alternative Screen Free Grid.pd
Adobe Acrobat Document 144.5 KB
Monday Maths Coverting time.pptx
Microsoft Power Point Presentation 7.3 MB
Tuesday Maths activity.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 187.3 KB
Tuesday Maths challenge.ppt
Microsoft Power Point Presentation 2.1 MB
Tuesday Coverting units of time.pptx
Microsoft Power Point Presentation 47.3 MB
Wedensday Maths Teaching powerpoint.pptx
Microsoft Power Point Presentation 856.8 KB
Wednesday Maths Fluency Questions.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 163.9 KB
Wednesday Maths Questions.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 155.4 KB
Wednesday Maths challenge.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 312.3 KB

Y5 Screen-based Home Learning Grid w/b 11/5/2020
11th May Home Learning Grid.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 164.9 KB
Enchanted forest picture for Monday.docx
Microsoft Word Document 102.3 KB
Wednesday persuasive adverts PPT
Microsoft Power Point Presentation 4.1 MB
Journal/ diary writing resource for Friday
UKS2 Diary Writing Powerpoint.ppt
Microsoft Power Point Presentation 8.7 MB
Wednesday's maths task
Addition and Subtraction Multi Step Prob
Microsoft Power Point Presentation 218.6 KB
Creative Curriculum 'Leaf Art' task
Leaf art.docx
Microsoft Word Document 12.8 KB
#Lesson Presentation Jingles.ppt
Microsoft Power Point Presentation 11.7 MB
Y5 Screen-free Home Learning Grid w/b 11/5/2020
11th May Alternative Home Learning Grid.
Adobe Acrobat Document 116.1 KB
Parenthesis for Tuesday.pptx
Microsoft Power Point Presentation 262.5 KB
Fronted Adverbials for Thursday.pptx
Microsoft Power Point Presentation 347.6 KB
Addition questions for Tuesday.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 137.0 KB
Multiplication questions (differentiated
Adobe Acrobat Document 92.3 KB
Multiplication answers-1.jpg
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Multiplication input ppt for Friday.pptx
Microsoft Power Point Presentation 6.7 MB
Activity Sheet Creating Radio Jingles.pd
Adobe Acrobat Document 173.9 KB

Y5 Screen-based Home Learning Grid w/b 4th May
Y5 Screen-based grid 4.5.2020.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 177.8 KB
Equivalent Fraction Powerpoint
Powerpoint For Monday's maths lesson
Equivalent Fractions Powerpoint.pptx
Microsoft Power Point Presentation 1.1 MB
Equivalent Fraction Questions
Resource for Monday's maths lesson
Equivalent Fraction Questions.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 374.7 KB
Equivalent fractions mastery tasks
PPT and tasks for Tuesday's maths lesson.
Microsoft Power Point Presentation 1.2 MB

Y5 Screen-free Home Learning Grid w/b 4th May
Y5 Alternative Home Learning Grid 4.5.20
Adobe Acrobat Document 117.7 KB
Spelling Practise Powerpoint
Spellings for Thursday's English lesson
Spelling Powerpoint.ppt
Microsoft Power Point Presentation 16.4 MB
Spelling Activity sheet.
Activity sheet for Thursday's English lesson
Spelling activity.pptx
Microsoft Power Point Presentation 199.0 KB
VE Day Powerpoint
Resource for VE Day Creative Curriculum task.
VE Day powerpoint.ppt
Microsoft Power Point Presentation 8.6 MB

Y5 Screen-based Home Learning Grid w/b 27/4/2020
Resources for this can be accessed below.
27.04.20 Screen time.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 163.5 KB
Roman Numerals task questions
Roman Numerals Questions.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 403.5 KB
Roman Numerals task answers
Roman Numerals Answers.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 150.3 KB
Y5 Alternative Screen-free Home Learning Grid w/b 27/4/2020
27.04.20 Alternative Home Learning Grid.
Adobe Acrobat Document 306.6 KB
Use this to complete the film review task on the Home Learning Grid.
Task 3 Film Review.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 440.8 KB
The Big Bird Watch - science task ppt
Microsoft Power Point Presentation 8.2 MB

Year 5 Home Learning Grid w/b 20/4/2020
20.04.20 Home learning grid final.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 149.6 KB
Year 5 'Screen-free' Home Learning Grid w/b 20/4/2020
20.04.20 Alternative screen free home le
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Recommended activities to support home learning for Year 5


Guided Reading

We recommend that children practise their reading skills daily for up to 30 minutes.  Children can achieve this through:

  • Completing a Reading Plus Task.
  • Completing a reading task from the resources below.
  • Reading their own book and completing their reading record.


We recommend that children spend up to an hour each day for their English learning. This should be done in small chunks (e.g. 15-20 minutes) with plenty of brain breaks in between.   In addition to daily Guided Reading, we recommend that children practise their SPaG skills regularly.  At home children could:

  • Complete a SPaG.com task 
  • Choose a task to work on from the weekly Home Learning Grids.




We recommend that children spend up to an hour each day on their maths learning.  Children can practise key skills and topics of learning through:

  • Accessing TT Rockstars.
  • Accessing Prodigy maths (login details will be emailed soon)
  • Completing a maths task from the weekly Home Learning Grids.



We recommend that children have at least one opportunity each week develop to their science skills.  The weekly Home Learning Grids will provide ideas for children to choose from which build on prior learning, and revise key concepts from the Y5 curriculum in a fun and enjoyable way.  


Creative Curriculum


Our creative curriculum links learning in history, geography, art, DT, computing and music.  The weekly Home Learning Grids will provide ideas for children to choose from which build on prior learning, and revise key concepts from these subjects in a fun and enjoyable way.  


Reading  Resources

Reading Task
Breaking News.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 402.9 KB
Guidance for Reading Tasks
Reading Revision Mat Guidance.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 303.8 KB
Reading Task
Poetry Revision Mat.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 3.0 MB
Reading Answers
Adobe Acrobat Document 72.9 KB

Maths Resources

Practise your mental maths skills with the 'Ultimate Times Tables Test'!
Adobe Acrobat Document 221.7 KB

Our Learning Journey

In art this term the children will be making their own sculptures based on the work by Andy Goldsworthy.  They have started by working outdoors to create natural sculptures using the materials around them.  This will lead to a final fantasy landscape that will be used for a film narrative and incorporating elements of the computing curriculum.



In Design and Technology the children learnt how to support and strengthen 3D structures when creating cam toys.  This term they will be building on this knowledge using wood and jinx corners to support structures with gears and pulleys.

Our learning for Terms 3 and 4 is called Infinity and Beyond.


Maths- Area, perimeter, division, statistics, fractions, decimals and percentages.

English – Explanation texts, figurative language, poetry, a selection of narrative writing and guided reading focus on the book Wonder.

Science- Earth and space and forces.

Geography- Coasts, river and biomes.

Art –  An artistic study of Andy Goldsworthy and sculpture.

Computing – Simulations and e-mailing.

RE -  Christianity and Judaism.  

PSHE- Appropriate behaviours, poverty and disability.

DT- How gears or pulleys create movement.

Music – The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

PE – Multi skills, gymnastics  and dance

French – Food, towns and cities and a grammar focus.

Year 5 Curriculum 2019-2020
Year 5 Curriculum 2019 2020.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.3 MB
Yearly overview.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 29.0 KB

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, Miss Stapley  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: kdey@discovery.kent.sch.uk


Mrs Bates can be contacted on: rbates@discovery.kent.sch.uk


Miss Stapley can be contacted on : dstapley@discovery.kent.sch.uk


Mrs Rose can be contacted on: arose@discovery.kent.sch.uk


The Upper Key Stage 2 Phase Leader is Miss Wilce. She can be contacted on JWilce@discovery.kent.sch.uk



During the course of the year we have some very exciting topics, including Ancient Egyptians, Infinity and Beyond 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:



Timetable Spring Armstrong 2020.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 54.6 KB

Parent Information

Y5 Residential letter 19 June 2020 (1).p
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Our PE timetable for the year.
PE Essentials.pdf
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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
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.1 MB

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

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

Monday 14th October - Culture 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 - WW2 trip to Horton Kirby

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

Wednesday 11th December - Magistrates Talk






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.