Year 5 2021 - 2022

Mrs Thomas

Welcome to Year Five

Year 5 is taught by Mrs Lynda Thomas

This Autumn Term Year 5's topics are the North American Continent (including the history) and later on we will be studying the Anglo-Saxons.


Weekly Update

Hi everyone,

In English this week we have had a grammar focus and worked hard to secure our knowledge of the different word classes (nouns, verbs etc) and we have also been able to distinguish between phrases and clauses. We are starting to think about our end of unit piece of writing next week which will be a recount written by Annie Edson of her going over Niagara falls in a barrel!

 In Mathematics, Year 5 have extended their knowledge and understanding of the formal written subtraction method to working out missing digits when given a calculation and answer. They have also worked on being able to identify different types of angle.

 The children have undertaken their own independent research this week on one of the traditional Native American Indian tribes who lived in America a long, long time before the first white men ever arrived. We will progress to investigate how they lived harmoniously alongside nature but could be fearsome warriors too.

Lynda Thomas 15/10/21


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Daily Guided Reading

Children can do 40 minutes reading at the start of the morning and complete 2 tasks from the Guided Reading Activity List included with the files on this page. These can be done in the English Writing Book.


Spelling and Punctuation

BBC Bitesize contains lots of valuable learning material linked to a wide range of topics.. For spelling rules click on the link here and for punctuation click here (note semi-colons and colons are in the Y6 English curriculum, however Y5 need to understand the names and how to use all other punctuation forms).

Times Tables

There are some times tables booklets for you to download on this page if needed, however the children are doing amazingly well in their weekly times tables tests and we are compiling our 'Premier League' table of pupils who are brave enough to take on the challenge of being timed to recall their tables in the shortest possible time! 


Our Hillside Website has a Wellbeing Page that is being regularly updated and managed by Miss Leisa Hughes. You can find links to My Happy Mind, a range of activities and useful links to help support well-being and a positive mental health. Please do look at this page (situated below the Y6 class page on our website).



                                          Lynda Thomas September 2021  





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