Year 5 2019 - 2020

Mrs Townsend

Year 5

Teacher: Mrs Townsend 

Teaching Assistant: Miss Raby 


Learning Challenge

This term's learning challenge focus this term is 'The Vikings' which is covered through various cross-curricular subjects this Autumn term.  We shall be learning about materials, specifically looking at their materials and using scientific vocabualry.


Linking to the topic of 'The Vikings', we shall be using a class novel as our reading and writing stimulus this term.  The book is 'Viking Boy' (by Tony Bradman) where we shall be looking at a range of writing genres (both fiction and non-fiction). We will be enhancing reading skills as well as writin a recount and a newspaper report based on the text we read.


For our Numeracy topics this term, we are focusing on 'Number' where we are adding and subtracting up to 100,000 including decimals. We will also be using the four different operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to complete word problems.

As always, we will be practicing and developing secure knowledge of our time tables using TT Rockstars.  Your child can use their school login details with the link below to practice their time tables at home:

TT Rockstars - Multiplication login page


Homework is set every Wednesdsay and is due in every Monday.  The half termly homework challenege is to create a 3-D model of a Viking ship. 

Autumn 1 Homework Challenge

In addition to homework, using the link below, your child can use their Purple Mash login details to complete and addition subject challenges of their choice using the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) or any challenges a teacher has set on Purple Mash:

Purple Mash login page

Reading Books

Reading books are changed on a continual basis, as and when your cild finsihes their book, however we do ask that children change their books weekly.  The teaching staff will assist your child in changing the reading book to the correct level of challenge for their reading ability. It is important for children to read on a regular basis as it will enhance their learning in other areas of the curriculum.

P.E and Swimming Kits

Finally, please ensure that your child has a P.E kit in school for the half term and P.E will take place every Tuesday afternoon in Year 5, with a focus on Athletics this half term. 

The P.E kit should consist of a plain white t-shirt, black shorts and black pumps.

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