Set on a Friday and due in the following Friday
Spellings tested on a Monday
|Y5 children change their library books independently in small groups||Alternate Wednesdays*||Friday|
*For more general information about Year 5 please see the 'Information Presentation' which can be found below the 'Online Learning' section of this page. You can also view the following recorded link of the parent information session here: Y5 link to 'Meet the Teacher' session recording
Year 5: Curriculum in Action
Design & Technology project: Structures
Science Workshop: Beyond Earth
Food Technology Project: Scones for a Victorian Tea Party
Letters to Parents
Summary information about what the children will be learning each half term can be found in the curriculum overview documents. These are uploaded at the beginning of each half term and can be found by clicking the buttons below.
Paper copies are available on request from the school office.
Year 5 Pawsome Reading Bookmark (click to view/download)
Your child will receive a Year 5 pawsome reading bookmark from school at the beginning of the school year. The characters on the bookmark are linked to the reading skills that we teach in school and will help you to support your child's reading at home. Please use this frequently when reading at home with your child.
Talk for Writing Story Maps & Model Texts
Story maps and model texts help children to retell their class text. They are used in our Talk for Writing lessons. We use model texts to teach pupils how to use new vocabulary and sentence structures effectively, how to structure their writing and how to use their writing toolkits and techniques for effect. Use the model text documents below to help your child practise and remember these at home. There are actions that accompany the text that the pupils will learn in school. The more that children internalise the vocabulary and sentence structures from our model texts, the better equipped they are for creating their own stories. And practising can be lots of fun - so please have a go with your child at home!
Mowgli - The Jungle Book (fiction)
Should Children Wear School Uniforms? (non-fiction)
The Temple of Gold (fiction)
The Solar System (non-fiction)
The Arrival (fiction)
Rocketeer Rescue (non-fiction)
Theseus and the Minotaur (fiction)
Biography of David Attenborough (non-fiction)
Year 5 Key Texts & Story Spine
The document below shows you the key texts that Year 5 will be using for their Talk for Writing units this year, as well as the supplementary reading texts that they will use as class readers. The class readers are set for all year groups and this makes our Horsenden Story Spine.
Click the 'Online Learning' button below to view the recommended websites to help support your child's learning at home.
Year 5 Information Presentation
At Horsenden Primary, we love reading books! If you want to enjoy a story read by some of the teachers, browse through the story videos below. Enjoy!
Malala's Magic Pencil - read by Mr Carpenter
These Are The Hands - a poem recited by Mrs Bapna
If - read by Miss Patel