Year 5

Click here for the Year 5 Curriculum 

Welcome to Year 5. We have missed you!

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 be the best they can be!


Staffing and Classes

Hawking Class is located in Pavilion Two, on the left hand side. This class is named after the famous scientist, Stephen Hawking!  Miss Verma, Mrs Brett and Mrs Bridge teach in this class.

Armstrong Class is located in Pavilion Three, on the right hand side. This class is named after the famous astronaut, Neil Armstrong! Miss Talbot, Miss Stapley and Mrs Price teach in this class.

Dyson Class is located in Pavilion Three, on the left hand side. This class is named after the famous inventor, James Dyson! Mrs Bates, Mrs Rose, Mrs Reed and Mrs Howard teach in this class!

Should you need to contact any member of the Year 5 team, please use the following email addresses:

Miss Verma (Year Group Lead):

Mrs Rose:

Mrs Bates:

Miss Stapley:

Miss Talbot:


PPA time and covered lessons

PPA time is time set aside for teachers, during their timetabled teaching day, to allow them to carry out planning, preparation and assessment activities. PPA time is covered each week by the Year 5 Teaching Assistants.  The lessons are planned by the class teachers and delivered by a TA.  This term, PPA cover lessons in Year 5 take place every Wednesday afternoon and lessons are as follows:

Hawking Class - Music and French with Mrs Brett

Dyson Class - Music and French with Mrs Reed

Armstrong Class - Music and French with Mrs Price

Class Timetables

Year 5 Timetable 


Armstrong Class: Monday

Dyson Class: Friday

Hawking Class: Monday

Please make sure they have the correct, named kit for outdoor and indoor lessons, especially a warm navy tracksuit and trainers for the colder weather.

If children have their ears pierced, they will be expected to take out their earrings or cover them with medical tape for PE lessons.


In line with the school's Homework Policy, children in Year 5 are expected to complete homework tasks in English and maths which should take approximately one hour.  Reading is in addition to these tasks.  If children do not complete the tasks on time, they will be expected to complete them during a lunch hour.

Homework is set on a Monday and is due in the following Monday.


Regular reading is of vital importance to support children's academic progress so please encourage your children to read as much as possible. We expect children to read at least five times per week and - if they can - for at least 20 minutes.  Children should record their reading in their new Homework/ Reading Diary and bring this in with their reading books on a daily basis.



Children should complete the task given to them by their teacher - this will be set through an online platform, which consolidates learning from the week's lessons. The children should complete their homework in a Maths Homework book, which will be checked on a weekly basis. The task will be due every Monday.



Children should complete the work set by their class teacher. A SPaG task will be set on weekly. Children are expected to complete this every week, as part of their homework.

Year 5 Curriculum


To include activities such as;

  • locating Northern counties in England

  • comparing a rural and urban area of the UK

  • comparing the past and present land use in the UK

  • trade between the UK and Europe

  • discovering about Viking invasions and finding out how vicious they really were!

  • in art, we will be looking at the six styles of Norse Art and using textiles and collage

  • focusing on investigating materials and how to separate them in science.


Earth and Space

To include activities such as;

  • describing and understanding the key aspects of the water cycle, coasts and rivers in geography

  • finding out about the movement of the planets and forces in science

  • some further activities will be based on suggestions from the children

  • in art, as well as looking at examples of artists’ work and making connections between man-made and environmental pieces, the children will be making wire sculptures

  • in design and technology, the classes will be designing and making lunar buggies.  

Ancient Egyptians

To include activities such as;

  • locating the main countries and major cities of Africa

  • identifying environmental regions and key physical and human characteristics of this continent

  • carrying out a local geographical study

  • making toys using cams in design and technology

  • learning about colouring techniques and perspective in art

  • writing stories set in Egyptian times

  • carrying out a range of activities based on the history of Egypt and researching areas of the children’s own interest

  • in science they will study the changes as humans develop to old age, the life cycles of some animals and report and present their findings from enquiries.

Reading Plus

 To support the children in reading this year, we have implemented the exciting Reading Plus online programme. Reading Plus targets the children's fluency and comprehension, directly improving their reading skills. As a result, we hope that the children will become quicker, more efficient readers.

Reading Plus has a variety of texts for the children to choose from and their progress can be monitored by us. This is an amazing benefit, as it means that we can see if the children are reading regularly and offer support where needed. The texts and comprehension questions are tailored for each child, making this accessible for everyone!

Reading Plus can be accessed on:

Our school's site code is: rpthedi2

Your child’s username and password can be found in their homework book.

Following on from previous success, Year 5 will be using to aide the children in learning Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar. This website is enjoyable for the children and we have found it to be highly effective! homework will be set by the class teacher and children will be told on a Monday if they have homework to complete.

Upcoming Events


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

Kent Guide to Applying to Grammar School 


Reading books and diaries will be sent home every Monday.

These must stay at home until Friday and then be returned to school. 

Over the weekend, the children are able to access Bug Club.

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.