Year 5 2017 - 2018

Mrs Boudier

Welcome to Year Five





Our topic this term will be 'Active planet', which has a geographical focus.  We will be locating and learning about different continents and coutries as well as studying a range of geographical landscapes.  This topic also includes the study of natural disasters such as volcanos and Earthquakes.




In maths, we will continue to cover all aspects of mathematics and continuing to use the four rules of number to solve problems.  We will also be focusing on decimals and percentages this half term and shape and space in the final half term.



In English, we are using the book ‘When the Giant Stirred’ as a stimulus.  This story links directly into our topic work on the Active Planet.  We will be also be continuing to work on our writing, focusing on including a wide range of  elements in our independent writing such as relative clause, modal verbs and time conjunctions. The children will continue to 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.



The children are now in a good routine with their reading and we will continue to monitor and guided them this term.  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, 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, however, in preperation for District Sports we will visit the field when the weather is appropriate and it fits into the timetable, so it will help if after the Y6 SAT's week if your child can have their outdoor P.E kit in every 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.  Homework to be given out and returned on Monday


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