Welcome to Year 5

“One child, one teacher, one book, one pen… can change the world.”  – Malala Yousafzai

Miss Waite

Miss Waite

Y5 Class Teacher, Assessment Coordinator, RE Coordinator, Collective Worship Coordinator

Miss Quenby

Miss Quenby

Teaching Assistant

Year 5 Prayer Table

Year 5 Prayer Table

Long Term Curriculum Overview

To find out more about our Year 5 curriculum, please look at the jigsaw below.

Year 5 Long Term Curriculum Overview


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Year 5 Curriculum Newsletters

To find out what we are learning in Year 5 this half term, please read the newsletter by clicking on the buttons below.

Y5 Curriculum Newsletter Autumn 1 2021

Year 5 Half Term Overviews

Y5 Half Term Overview Autumn 1 2021



Academic Year 2021-22

Welcome back to school!! I hope you have enjoyed your summer holiday and you’re ready for a brilliant year in Year 5! I am super excited to be welcoming you back into school and into your brand new class in Year 5. I can’t wait to get to know you all better and have some fun. We have some great things planned for Year 5 so I hope you can start to feel excited for the year ahead.  I have heard such great things about you all and how you are such a great class to teach so I can’t wait to see that for myself!

I will do everything I can this year to make sure you are all happy, confident, engaged and active learners and that you embrace all the opportunities that Year 5 brings. This of course includes some more responsibilities which I am sure you are all up for the challenge of!

The Year 5 curriculum will be tailored to engage the children in their learning, build on the their interests, make links to their previous learning in other years as well as to their role in the community of Wetherby, and the wider world itself.  The children will be encouraged to be active, resilient and ambitious  learners, aiming for the very best they can achieve academically, personally and spiritually. There will be experiences built in along the way to inspire learning and to inspire the children for their future roles as active citizens. All the children will be able to succeed and thrive by giving their very best efforts!

Keep checking our class web page, as very soon, it will start to fill up with all of the fun learning we get up to in Year 5!

School Trips, Visits and Workshops

  • Swimming lessons weekly at Wetherby Leisure Centre
  • Y5/6 Shakespeare Production
  • Junior Warrior 
  • Jorvik Viking Centre Trip 

Y5/6 Statutory Spellings

Please encourage your children to practise these compulsory Year 5 and 6 spellings, these are essential and should be practised alongside weekly spellings.

Y5 & Y6 Statutory Spellings

At St Joseph’s, we are so grateful for the invaluable support that our parents and carers provide for our pupils. We know how well our families have been able to adapt to home learning so now that we can welcome all of our pupils back to school, we wanted to provide opportunities for our pupils to continue their learning at home, if they choose to. The homework given will prepare and support your child’s learning across the curriculum each half term. The homework tasks below are optional. If you would also like to read our homework policy, please follow the link below.

Homework Policy 2020-22

Please follow the links below to access our online learning platforms that are used for homework. Weekly tasks are set on Spelling Shed, Mathletics and SPAG Online.

Summer Term 1 Homework

To help you with your learning this half term, here are some optional homework tasks and resources/activities for you to complete. In the event of a period of isolation, please complete tasks in this homework grid in the first instance.

Summer 1 Homework Grid

Online Safety reminder:

Remember to stay safe online and to STOP, BLOCK and TELL if you see something that makes you feel uncomfortable!

Spring Term Homework

To help you with your learning this half term, here are some optional homework tasks and resources/activities for you to complete. I can’t wait to see your work that you complete at home!

Spring Term Homework Grid



Autumn Term

To help you with your learning this term, here are some optional homework tasks and resources/activities for you to complete. I can’t wait to see your work that you complete at home!

Year 5 Autumn 1 Homework Grid


Resources to support optional homework tasks

Remember to stay safe online and to STOP, BLOCK and TELL if you see something that makes you feel uncomfortable!


Here are some links to help you with the grid task above. You might want to conduct your own research in to St. Francis.

St Francis of Assisi – Catholic Online Biography: St Francis of Assisi Franciscan Media: St Francis of Assisi



To support you with your learning this half term in English, you will find some activities linked to spelling, grammar, punctuation and reading.


Here are the Y3/4 statutory spellings. Y3/4 Statutory Spellings

Here are the Year 5/6 statutory spellings. Y5/6 Statutory Spellings

Grammar & Punctuation

BBC Bitesize has lots of useful clips, activities and videos to help you with your learning in Year 5. These can help to embed previous learning or become more confident with concepts you will be taught this half term.

BBC Bitesize: KS2 Grammar Links BBC Bitesize: KS2 Spelling Links  


Our class text this half term will be: Who Let the Gods Out

Click on the link below to find the first chapter to read. We will be reading this together in class too. 

Who Let the Gods Out – Extract Chapter One



Times tables are key in your learning in Maths! I know these were something you worked hard on in Year 4 so now it’s time to keep that bubbling and keep on top of your times tables. Below are some activities you will find useful to help you with practising them.

Top Marks Games Timestables.co.uk Oxford Owl Times Tables Activities and Games

Here are some games you could download, print and play as a family too.

3x tables 4x tables 5x tables 6x tables 7x tables 8x tables 9x tables 10x tables 11x tables 12x tables Mixture of times tables Times Tables Dice Game

Please use the link below to check your learning and knowledge of times tables. You will be able to see how your score and time improves each time.

Maths Frame Times Table Check


Here are some guides and worksheets to support you with the grid task above.

3D Shape Posters 3D Shape Properties 3D Shape Matching Cards Activity Worksheet[/button]  



These links below will help you to complete the grid task.

World Map with Continents & Oceans Seven Continents Activity Worksheet Blank World Map  



I hope you enjoy creating the model to show the Earth and Moon’s orbit. Here is a worksheet that will help you to create it – or you could try it free hand! 

Earth, Moon & Sun Model (guide)



If you would like to learn more about Ancient Greece (our topic for the next full term!), there are some great videos, clips and activities on BBC Bitesize all about the Greeks! Just follow the link below.

BBC Bitesize: Ancient Greece

You could also watch this compilation of the Groovy Greeks from the Horrible Histories programme. This is always a good one to watch – it’s fun and you will be learning at the same time!