Knowlwood Road, Todmorden, Lancashire OL14 7PD

01706 812913

Shade Primary School

Every Child, Every Chance, Every Day


Year 5



Miss Norman - Class Teacher


Miss Tina PollardMiss Pollard - Maths Teaching Assistant


Mr Joel BrownMr Brown - English Teaching Assistant 


Welcome to Year 5



Click here to view the Year 5 Welcome PDF



Important Information

  • Our library day is Thursday. During our library session, children can take books out of our well-stocked school library.
  • Children are given the opportunity to change their home reading books after lunchtime. The changing of these books will be monitored.
  • Children swim EVERY OTHER MONDAY and are either in Group 1 or Group 2 (spare letters with groupings on are in the classroom).
  • Children may bring age-appropriate reading books in form home to enjoy during Quiet Reading sessions


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What We Will Learn in Year FiveClick here for the overview plan of the whole year!

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Click here for the whole school Maths Non-Negotiables

Autumn Term

  • In Maths we will begin with place value and the four calculations. As Christmas approaches, we will be investigating area and perimeter.  
  • In English this half term we are exploring The Boy at the Back of the Class with a key focus on refugees. After the holidays we will be studying the novel Street Child by Berlie Doherty. This text links perfectly with our Autumn term History topic.  
  • In our enrichment time, we will be developing our Geographical Map Skills.  
  • Our History topic is the Victorians. We will be going on a fantastic trip to Bradford Industrial Museum to experience schooling during the Victorian period. 

  • For Science, we will be looking at Space. We will revise our knowledge of the planets in our solar system, the phases of the moon and study famous astronauts.

Spring Term

  • In Maths we will continue to revise the long methods of multiplication and division before moving onto fractions, decimals and percentages.  
  • In English this term we will study two texts. The first is all about Ernest Shackleton’s famous voyage across Antarctica. The second text we will study is the famous poem by Alfred Noyes, the Highwayman.  
  • Our Geography topic for this term is Rivers. We will begin with studying the different courses of rivers and what features you would expect to find there. We will then move on to studying famous rivers around the world. As part of this topic, we will partake in an overnight residential to Malham!

  • In Science we will be focusing on different forces. These include: gravity, friction, air resistance, water resistance and buoyancy. 

Summer Term

  • In Maths, we will continue our work on decimals before moving on to different shapes. We will discuss their properties and also measure their angles. · Our English will be focusing on The Adventures of Odysseus. This text will link well with our History topic of the Ancient Greeks.  
  • We will be going back in time in History and will be looking at the Ancient Greeks. We will look at their Gods, learn more about the city of Troy and have a go at making their cuisine.

  • In Science we will be learning about different materials and animals including humans.

  • As we get ready to move up to Year 6, we will get the opportunity to have a transition day at Todmorden High School.


Knowledge Organisers

History: The Victorians

Science: Space

RE: Christianity 

Knowledge Organisers

Geography: Rivers

Science: Forces

Science: Materials

Computing: Coding

RE: Islam

Knowledge Organisers

History: Ancient Greeks

Science: Living Things and Their Habitats

Science: Animals Including Humans

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Find Y5 on Twitter here.  School's Twitter page is here.

Mrs Sutcliffe tweets about Maths here. Dr Ovenden tweets about reading here.

Our TOP recommendations for online resources to support learning are: - PLEASE encourage children to work on their time tables. They are crucial in the Years 5 and 6 maths curriculum (if you have lost your child's login then please get in contact and I will send their details over as soon as I can)! - - There are countless games and activities linked to all parts of the curriculum on here (if you have lost your child's login then please get in contact and I will send their details over as soon as I can). We have student access to Discovery Education's Espresso site... there are lots of themed activities, fact files, online games and printable activities for students from Nursery to Year 6.  Our school pupil log in was texted home on 23/04/20. - The BBC have added lots of content over Easter to support Home Learning. - Oak National Academy is a new collection of high-quality lessons and online resources. Backed by the Government, it has been created in response to the coronavirus lockdown.  The online classroom offers free access to video lessons, quizzes and worksheets. All of the lessons are ordered so your child can learn along a clear plan. There will be new lessons and resources each week.

Here are some further links you could explore: - These are FANTASTIC home learning packs. They are split into weeks and have lots of maths/reading/writing activities and open ended projects for Year 5 to get their teeth stuck into. - There are a range of home learning packs for free on Classroom Secrets. We use Classroom Secrets in our Maths lessons so children will be familiar with the format (printing may be required). - Twinkl has released a range of free resources to support with school closures (printing may be required).

Art for Kids Hub - Another site we use in school.  Links to Directed Drawing sessions.  Pick carefully they cover a lot of skill range! - Joe Wicks is releasing daily PE lessons (30 minutes) every weekday at 9am. The link attached will take you to his YouTube channel.

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