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Lionel Primary School

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Year 5

Hello Ash, Beech and Elm pupils

Welcome to the Year 5 Class Pages


Welcome to Year 5

We would like to extend a warm welcome to all the children and parents joining us on our Year 5 adventure this year! If you have any queries, you can email us at


Year 5 Staff

Ash Class Teacher: Ms Baldwin (Year Lead)

Teaching Assistant: Miss Allnutt


Beech Class Teacher: Ms Johnston

Teaching Assistant: Ms Cowan


Elm Class Teachers: Miss Said

Teaching Assistant: Miss Prychidko


PE : Your children will need to wear a PE kit to school on their PE days. Please ensure that this adheres to Lionel school uniform (no bright colours or large logos please).


Ash Class: Tuesdays and Fridays


Beech Class: Tuesdays and Wednesdays


Elm Class: Tuesdays and Wednesdays 



Each week will be set on Google Classroom as follows:


English and Maths homework is set every Friday and to be returned on a Tuesday.

Spellings will be set on Monday for the weekly test on Friday.                                 

If spellings are not learnt properly (no more than 3 incorrect spellings) your child will be required to relearn their words over the weekend; and will be retested the following Monday.

Reading Record– Must be signed but if your child would like to write 1 or 2 sentences they can. The children should complete 20 minutes of daily reading, 3 times a week. Children who do not have their reading record signed 3 times a week, will read during lunchtime on Fridays.

Times tables are practised regularly in class and it would be beneficial if they practice at home also. The children have a personal times table, which are tested every Friday.

Topic Related Projects are often given over holiday periods.



This is our curriculum content for the Autumn term:



Power of Reading Texts:

The Promise by Nicola Davis - A thought-provoking picture book with a message growing and community. The children will develop their inference, sequencing and prediction skills, as well as completing lots of short creative writing pieces based on this book’s inspirational themes. 


The Princess' Blanket - A young princess who appears to be destined to feel eternally cold poses a challenge to her parents and the people of the kingdom who are tasked with trying to resolve this bitterly chilly dilemma.


A Boy in the Girl’s Bathroom - A book about growing up and friendship issues. The children explore character motive and feeling and produce writing in role in an informal style.



Number and Place Value

Addition and Subtraction


Multiplication and Division

Measurement: Area and Perimeter 



Earth and Beyond - The children identify the planets in the solar system and describe the formation and life cycle of stars. They begin to discuss how the rotation of the Earth and Moon and the revolution around the Sun affects the changing seasons and climate on Earth.


Feel the Force - Through experimentation of friction, upthrust, air resistance and gravity, the children develop an understanding of the theories of Archimedes and Newton and how this affects the forces acting around us.




Ancient Greece - An investigation into the lives of the Ancient Greeks and their contributions to mankind through democracy, architecture, sport and art.



Mountains and Volcanoes: In this topic, the children will learn about how mountains and volcanoes are formed and locate the worlds mountain ranges on various maps. We will enquire about mountain and volcano environments and the effects of tourism on their ecosystems. 



Coding - The children will learn how to write and debug code to complete tasks. They will create and control variables to simulate physical systems.


Online Safety - The children will understand how to use the internet safely, including the challenges of social media, online friendships and cyberbullying.




Health and Wellbeing - Children discuss what make a balanced and healthy lifestyle, exploring choices that can affect physical and mantel health and the choices they can make to improve these aspects.



Religious Education

Rules for living - Christianity and Judaism - The children discuss how religious rules and customs affect people’s everyday lives. They learn about the significance of the Torah, discuss the ten commandments and Kosher foods and explain the festival of Yon Kippur.



Greek Vases - The children look at the Ancient Greek style of artwork and pottery and create their own vase. 



Design Technology

Bread - Children develop their understanding of, and skills in working with food through investigating existing products and exploring the functions and properties of ingredients, which they apply when making and evaluating their own bread / Greek-themed products. They use a range of techniques using food tools and equipment, taking account of safety and hygiene.




Song - Living on a Prayer


Classroom Jazz 1- The children will explore the musical genres and development of rock and jazz. They will be able to repeat simple patterns on the glockenspiel.




The Planets - The children will be able to name the planets in the solar system and describe them by colour and size using subject and adjective agreement in their sentences.


French Food - The children will be able to name food and discuss their likes and dislikes using subject and adjective agreement.



PE / Games

Invasion Games - The children play Rugby with a focus on spatial awareness, rules, strategy and attack and defence.


Athletics - Throwing, jumping and running with a focus on incomplete content from last year.


Best wishes,

The Year 5 Team