Year 5 2022 - 2023

Mrs Boden

Y5 teacher

Welcome to the Year 5 class page


Happy New Year to all pupils and their families.



Here is the newest member of the class, Snowy the snow leopard.  The children chose to sponsor an endangered snow leopard instead of receiving sweets for Christmas this year.  






From January, PE days will be Wednesday and Friday and we will be swimming each Monday.


  Spelling test day is Friday.  Please bring your reading book and silver reading record in to school every day.



School Time Table



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We begin the new year by looking at biographies.  We will learn about some notable historical figures and write a biography of Martin Luther King Jr.  Following this, our poetry unit is based around protest songs and we will base our writing on Bob Dylan's work.
We didn't quite finish 'The Astounding Broccoli Boy' by Frank Cottrell-Boyce before Christmas, so we will complete this text when we return to school.


In maths, our focus will shift to fractions.  Good recall of all multiplication facts to 12 x 12 will really help understanding in this topic.  In class, we complete our daily Learn Its; achieving three correct tests in a row means that you will move up a level.It has been very rewarding to see so many children move up on their Learn Its towards Ultimate challenge level.  Century Tech is accessible in school and at home to reinforce learning and help plug any gaps in understanding that the children might have.  You may now complete Century in place of (or as well as) your weekly mathletics tasks.


We start the Spring term by going into space.  We learn about our place in the Solar system.  We will research how we have day and night and learn about our satellite, the moon.
Other curriculum areas
History - we learn all about our local area of St Helens.

Reading books can be returned to be changed any day. Please encourage your child to read a few pages each night.  Book quizzes may be completed at home or in school.  If you are using the app at home, then you need to access our school's page: Accelerated Reader  

If you are struggling to access this at home please do let me know.



Mathletics homework has been set for all pupils and should be completed by Friday each week.  Alternatively, spend 20 minutes on your Century nuggets.  Century log-ins have been sent home with all students.  Century work is tailored to each child's particular needs and can be completed at home as well as in school.

Comprehension papers to be marked in school will be sent home on Friday to be returned by the following Friday.  





Remote Learning

We have migrated our online learning onto our remote learning platform 'Microsoft Teams'. Click the link below to login and access our online learning.  A guidance video is available from our 'Remote Learning' page. This can be accessed by clicking the red 'Home Learning' tabs above.

Getting on Teams



If you are working at home at the moment I hope that you are able to access your maths online and you have keeping up with the reading and writing that was sent home. Check TEAMs for a daily message on where you should be up to with your work.

Take care, Mrs Boden

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