Welcome to Year five

Welcome to Year Five’s Web Page.

My name is Miss Bayliss and we have made a great start to life in Year 5. Children have adapted to our new systems really well and have really enjoyed being back at school.


Term 1:


This term in Literacy we are building our knowledge of sentence types and learning to make our writing more interesting and coherent. We will be having a big push on presentation to support our children in improving their handwriting to make their work as neat as possible. You can support your child by reading at home as much as possible.


This term we will be concentrating on number and calculation. We want our children to all be secure in their number facts and to use written strategies confidently and accurately. You can support your child by helping them practise their times tables facts and helping them access Sumdog at home.


This term we are learning about electricity. We will be learning technical vocabulary, how to draw scientific diagrams and doing lots of experiments.

The whole school is focussing on learning how to learn. To be a good learner, you need to be on fire. For Year 5 developing our learning independence is important.

F – Focussed: If we are being focussed, we will stay on task when we are doing work, not being distracted by anything. It also means that we are single minded and passionate to learn new things.

I – Independent: We can work on our own, using our initiative to decide what to do and when. Also, we will aim to extend our learning at home, by reading and consolidating our in-school learning by finding out new things on our own.

R – Resilient: What we do when we make mistakes is the key to our learning. Resilience means that we see an error as a chance to grow and to learn. It means that we keep going, even when work is challenging or takes us outside of our comfort zone.

E – Enthusiastic: Passion is important in learning. It helps to drive you on and to make sure that learning is embedded into whole lives.


You can follow our learning more on ClassDojo.