Year 5 2017 - 2018

Mrs Boudier

Welcome to Year Five





Our topic this term will be World War One and World War Two. We will be considering the reasons for the start of these two wars, the main events of them and the consequences on the country.  A letter will be sent home soon about a Year 5 and Year 6 trip to watch ‘War Horse’ at the Liverpool Empire.  I am sure this will be a wonderful trip for both adults and children, the show has received nothing but positive reviews on its tour of the world.



Maths:  In Maths, we will be covering all aspects of mathematics including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. A focus throughout all areas will be problem solving.  Times tables and mental maths are a key focus in Y5 and you will be given more information about these at parent’s evening later in September.  Mrs Williams will be working on place value on Fridays.


English: .  In English, we will be working on the features of a range of writing types.  We will also be looking at complex and compound sentences and thinking about re-arranging sentences in different ways to improve our writing. We are lucky enough to have a whole class set of ‘War Horse’ which the children will be asked to bring home at times in order to complete some pre-reading, it is important that they complete this reading as it will provide the basis for both English and Topic work.  The children will receive a new spelling list each Friday and this will be used during spelling session the following week and they will be tested on them the following Friday.



While the majority of children can read fluently and confidently by Y5 it is still a vital skill which needs to be developed. In Y5, guided reading time is spent discussing short text to ensure that the children understand what they are reading and developing their skills of inference and deduction.  Each morning  the children take part in a range of carefully selected reading activities (between 9.00 and 9.30am) to develop these skills. Each child has their own reading diary which should accompany them to school each day and in it they are expected to record the books they are reading and also their thoughts and opinions on these text.  These will be collected in each Monday and checked by either the teacher or teaching assistant.


ICT we will be working on coding, using Scratch and Espresso.  We will also be using the ipads to support other curriculum subjects.

Physical Education:

In Y5 and Y6 PE lesson are on Friday afternoon please ensure they have both an indoor and an outdoor kit with them on this day.  


Monday         Reading diary tasks given, to be collected in the following Monday

Homework given, to be returned on Friday, along with homework diaries.





Spelling given out to be learned for the following Monday.


After half term the children will be set two pieces of homework each week and I will update the timetable so you are aware of our routine

In class we try to make learning as interactive as possible to engage the whole class.  Some examples of website you might want to look at at home are listed below:





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Contact the School

Helsby Hillside Primary School

Bates Lane
Helsby, Frodsham
Cheshire, WA6 9LN

Headteacher: Mr C Richardson
School Contacts: Mrs F MacCready
& Mrs S Tregilgas

Tel: 01928 722991