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Year 5

Accelerated Reader for Quizzes:


English links 15/4/24

BBC What are zoos for?

National Geographic Zoo

Battersea Park Children's Zoo

Zoological Society of London

Chester Zoo


Welcome to the Year 5 page!

Hello Year 5,

Welcome back after half-term. We hope everyone is rested and raring to go for another fun-filled term at Paulton Junior School!


  • On Monday, Homework and Spelling Task for the week will be handed out.
  • Homework books and reading records need to be in school on Friday for your teacher to check.
  • The Homework will vary each week between Maths and English – sometimes even a Foundation subject.
  • In Year 5, the expectation is that homework should total around 30 minutes a day: this should be a combination of spelling practise, times-table practise, set homework and reading.
  • Reading in Year 5 should happen every day. This can be in a variety of forms such as: children reading independently or sharing a chapter together. Also, remember reading to your child and listening to audiobooks is extremely beneficial too!
  • Reading records should be commented in by an adult a minimum of 3 times a week and we expect Year 5 children to record their own independent reading journey themselves. Reading records should be transferred between home and school every day.


  • Our PE days will be Monday and Friday. Please come to school dressed in a PE kit which should consist of a house t-shirt, black or navy shorts and PE trainers. If it is cold, additional layers including a school jumper and plain black or navy jogging bottoms can also be worn.
  • Our Forest School day will be Tuesday. Please ensure named waterproofs and wellies/appropriate change of footwear are in on this day.
  • Medication such as inhalers should be kept in your child’s bag and accessible throughout the day.

From The Year 5 Team

Curriculum Overview

Here is the curriculum overview for the year: New Year 5 Curriculum Overview


We will be looking at non-chronological reports and the language required. Excitingly, we will be designing our own hexapod hybrid (creature with six legs) and writing our own non-chronological reports about these fascinating creatures to give more detail about their appearance, habitat and diet.

Within Guided Reading, we will be exploring a wide range of non-chronological reports to give us a good flavour to write our own. We will also be looking at a range of fiction books to allow us to experience a variety of texts and find some stories to take our fancy.


To start the term, we will be finishing off our fraction topic. This will be followed by decimals and percentages, perimeter and area! This is also a good opportunity to brush up on your times table knowledge, as well as using Times Table Rockstars remember other resources such as 'Hit the Button'


RE – We will continue to explore the culture and beliefs of Hinduism whilst comparing these with Christianity.

PE – On Monday, children will be taught dance skills. On Friday, we will be working on our tennis skills.

PSHE – We are starting our ‘It’s Our Body' topic, which involves how to look after our body and keeping it safe.

Science –In Science this term, we will be looking at Living Things and Their Habitats. We will be finding out about different parts of plants and how they grow. We will also be exploring different types of mammals and the life cycles of both mammals and plants.

Computing – We are exploring programming and how selection works in physical computing.

Art – We are looking at different types of masks, how these can be created from different mediums and finally designing and creating our own!

Music –The children will be exploring jazz music this term.

Geography - We are exploring The Alps and the pros and cons of tourism.