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Year 5

Welcome to our information page

2023 – 2024


Ruby Class

Our teacher is Mr Iszchak


Carmine Class

Our teacher is Mrs Khan


Our teaching assistants are Ms Young and Miss Ali


Here’s what we’ll be covering over this term in Year 5:




In English this half-term, we will be covering a wide range of text types and genres using A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snickett for our stimulus.


 Part of the focus will also be on improving children’s writing stamina by giving them longer to write, and to also promote more independence as we head towards year 6.




In maths, children will consolidate the four formal methods for calculation, applying these to multi-step word problems.


New learning will include learning about and calculating with negative numbers.


Topics that we will be covering across the half-term


This half-term is jam-packed with great topics.


In DT, we learn about different types of pizzas, crusts, pans, styles, chefs, etc. then design our own pizza.


We then become accountants in computing when we learn about spreadsheets.


This is followed by designing and making our own packaging for our pizza boxes.


We then finish by making our pizzas. A team of judges from the school then visit year 5 to do a taste test, a product and packaging inspection, then place mock-orders for their hypothetical supermarkets (such as Mr Craig’s Cash and Carry).   This really ties into the World Of Work curriculum theme at Surrey Street.


This unit is followed by learning about rivers in Geography, in which we will visit the River Lea. We are also hoping to do some work with Groundwork linked to the cleanness of the water and its suitability as a habitat for animals.




We have PE every Tuesday and Friday


What we are learning in PE – athletics and outdoor and adventurous.


Please ensure your child has appropriate clothing; this can be in the form of plain black tracksuit bottoms or plain black shorts and a plain white or red t-shirt. If children wear all-black trainers with no other colours on as their school shoes, these can also be worn for PE


No jewellery is to be worn on PE days.




Every child is expected to complete their three-weekly reads, access TT Rockstars and practice their spellings.


Children need to read at home at least 3 times per week and log this on Boom Reader. Children who do not complete and log their three weekly reads on BoomReader will catch up on their reading during Friday breaktime.


Children need to learn their spellings each week.



Dates for your diary


In addition to the trips below, here are other important dates for this half-term:


3rd May – Celebration Assembly

10th May – Pizza making day

20th May – Sports day

24th May – Celebration Assembly


Planned Trips


25th April – Ruby to visit Lancott, Carmine to host Lancott

2nd May – Carmine to visit Lancott, Ruby to host Lancott

Provisional River Lea trip between 13th May and 24th May

3rd June – Knebworth House trip