Y5 – Miss Brabban 23/24

Welcome to Year 5!

Some of our interesting topics this year are: The Vikings, Ancient Greece and What Shapes My World? Children will also have lots of fun continuing to learn brass as part of their music lesson. 

Please see our curriculum map below to find out more about what we will be learning across the curriculum this year:

Year 5 – Curriculum Map (2023-2024)

Home Reading 

Reading is a fundamental part of your child’s learning and it will support them across all of their subjects in school.  

The children are each given a reading book and they need to read for at least 15 minutes daily at home. Please can you make sure that you sign their reading record each day. As we complete daily reading groups in school, your child will still need to ensure that they bring their reading book to school every day. 

Whilst hearing your child read, it is beneficial to ask them questions such as: 

  • What do you predict will happen next? Why? 
  • How do you think the character is feeling? 
  • Why do you think the character did that? 
  • Are there any words you are unsure of? 
  • Can you summarise what has happened so far? 

The children are familiar with using the Reading Plus reading platform. They can access Reading Plus at home with their own username and password: 


The children also have the opportunity to access Fiction Express which is an innovative book platform that connects students with professional authors and encourages reading for pleasure. To access this at home please visit: 



Spelling homework will be sent home on a Monday. Your child should learn their weekly words every night in preparation for their test on the Friday. In Year 5, we will be revisiting spelling rules from Year 4, in addition to learning the Year 5 spelling rules. Alongside this, children will be given Key Stage 2 common exception words to learn.  


Quick times tables recall will support your child across all of our maths topics this year. Short bursts of Times Tables Rock Stars will help your child to improve and maintain their memory of multiplication facts up to 12×12.

You can access Times Table Rock Stars from home here: 



Our PE days are on a Thursday and Friday. Please ensure that your child comes to school in the correct PE kit on these days. 

In Autumn 2, our class will be swimming each Thursday afternoon.

If you have any questions, then please feel free to ask!   

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