Year 5 - Miss A Rawat

Dear Parents,

Welcome to class ARY5!

As you know, the class teacher is Miss Rawat and we also have Mrs Schofield to support the children. We have 28 pupils in the class, who are all showing enthusiasm for learning.

Here are some important days for children in ARY5:

PE is on Monday and Thursday. It is advised that children bring their PE kits on Monday and keep them in school until Friday, when they can take their kits home to be washed for the following week’s PE lessons.

Homework will be sent home on a Friday. The homework will build on the work we have done in class during that week. Children must remember to complete it for the Monday that follows. Spellings will be sent home along with the homework and the test will be on the Friday of the same week.

Friday morning at 9.15am, we hold our celebration assembly where the whole school celebrates achievement. Please feel free to come along any Friday morning!

It is extremely important that children remember to read every night and bring their reading books/records back into school the next morning. It is an excellent way for you to help your child succeed in both reading and writing!


Curriculum Information

Literacy- In reading children will look at specific comprehension skills and how to develop a perfect answer. They will also begin to look at how to skim and scan for information in a given text. We will be practicing these skills every single day as part of our reading focus.

In writing we will continue to develop our writing skills and will use the skills learned from reading and SPAG to be able to write in detail and at length. Our focus text is ‘The Journey’ which should be an exciting and thought provoking story! All the writing we do will be linked to The Journey.


Maths- Our focus to begin with will be angles and focusing on naming and finding missing angles. We will be working with Geometry and looking at the effect on a shape after a given translation. The children will move on to measuring volumes of different containers and calculating volumes.  Children will undertake different investigations and problems involving all four number operations to make maths real!


Science - This term will look at the following unit of work:

Living things and their habitats

Year 5’s will be identifying and naming a variety of common animals that are birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals and invertebrates. Identifying and naming a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.  They will be able to describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird and will learn to describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals.

This half term we also have an exciting Science Day to look forward to where we will be showcasing some amazing talent!

Our class topic this half term is:

Global Food

Geography- Children will explore the world map and will be exploring countries around the world. They will learn to identify and mark lines of longitude and latitude.


D&T – This half term, we will be learning the foundation subjects through the topic of Global foods the children will explain how eating different ingredients helps to give us a healthy and varied diet and understand the benefits of this. Explain nutritional similarities between different types of food eaten around the world and say why this is important. They will be able to accurately follow a recipe and use a wide variety of basic food skills such as peeling, juicing and dicing which will enable them to prepare some more complex savoury dishes.


French – This half term we will be putting out French to good use in a French Fun Afternoon. On this day, we will be carrying out various activities which allow us to speak French and immerse ourselves in French culture.


RE – The children will Consider and apply their ideas about ways in which diverse communities can live together for the well-being of all, responding thoughtfully to ideas about community, values and respect.


PHSCE – We will begin with the topic ‘Dreams and Goals’. We will explore jobs and careers and will look at the which careers are intriguing to us at this time. We will also be focusing on short and long term aspirations.


PE- This half term we will be looking at athletics and outdoor adventure. We are lucky to have Mr Toulson working with us in PE this half term. The children will continue to develop their skills in athletics and prepare themselves for participating in our Sports Day.