Year 5 Team

Left to right: Mr. Leaning, Miss Welling, Mr. Burtonshaw and Mrs. Gibbs. Also in Year 5 is Miss Trott and Mr. Evans (PE).

Welcome Back

I hope you’ve all had a restful summer break and are ready for this term’s learning.

A polite reminder: could you make sure your child(ren)’s water bottle is full at the beginning of the school day; if you need to email/contact your class teacher, could you please email the office, who will forward the message on.


During this term’s, we’ll be learning how to create a detailed and descriptive diary entry, using modal verbs, developing reviewing skills and recapping SPaG terms such as adverbs and fronted adverbials.


During this term’s, we’ll be learning about place value up to 5-digits; adding and subtracting a range of numbers; multiplying and dividing ever-increasing amounts and investigating the area and perimeter of different shapes.


This term’s project is titled ‘Vikings: friend or foe of the Anglo-Saxon.’ During this project, we’ll be investigating a range of geography, history and artistic aspects of Viking and Anglo-Saxon life; investigating the different weaponry of that period and learning about Norse mythology.

During RE this term, Year 5 will be learning about theist and agnostic religions, and atheist beliefs from around the world and in Bristol.

Science this term will focus on materials and their properties. Year 5 will investigate the three main states of matter and experiment with a range of materials and their properties.

PE for 5B will be on Monday afternoon;

PE for 5LW will be on Thursday morning;

PE for 5L will be on Thursday afternoon.

Dates to Remember

Term 1: Tuesday 1st September 2020 to Friday 23rd October 2020;

Back-to-school night (Zoom session): 25th September (time tbc);

Viking Zoom Session: 14th October;

Term 2: Monday 2nd November 2020 to Friday 18th December 2020.

INSET Days: Tuesday 1st September; Friday 23rd October; Friday 18th December.

A Reminder


A reminder to all parents and carers: please encourage your children to use the TTRockstar App as much as possible; just 10 minutes a day can have an impact on their times table knowledge. If there are any problems with the app or you have misplaced a log-in, please let your class teacher know! Maybe this term your child’s class will win the cup!

RRS Year 5 – All of year 5 have signed class charters at the beginning of the year to agree on how our rights will be respected by pupils and adults throughout the school.

The main articles that we felt were appropriate for our class setting were: 12, 13, 14, 24, 28, 29, 30 and 31.

For a full list of articles please click on the logo below: