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Year 5

Welcome to Class 5!


Teacher: Mrs Betteley (and Mrs Havard every Wednesday)

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Houghton (Wednesday - Friday)


Thank you for visiting our class page. On here, you can find information about our topics, homework expectations in Year 5 and our P.E. lessons. You can also find some useful documents as well as being able to see updates about our learning.



Autumn 1- Earth and Beyond

Autumn 2- Invaders

Spring 1- Mexico and the Mayans

Spring 2- Walls and Barricades

Summer 1- Wild Waters

Summer 2- Rainforests


Homework Expectations

In Year 5, children are expected to read every night at home in order to develop their fluency, comprehension and vocabulary. All children have a homework diary in which they should record which page of their book they are up to. In addition to this, children receive a page of Maths homework per week. This goes home on a Thursday and must be back in school the following Wednesday. Each Friday, children receive a list of spellings, based on our spelling rule for the week, which they are expected to learn at home. They are tested on these words in class the following Friday.



Autumn Term

We have P.E. every Thursday and Friday afternoon so please ensure that your child has the correct kit in school. 


Spring and Summer Terms 

Please note that Class 5 will not be having swimming lessons due to Covid-19. P.E.  will continue to take place on Thursdays and Fridays.

Spring 2 Walls and Barricades - Class 5 were reporters interviewing 'eye-witnesses' for a news report about the fall of the Berlin Wall, in a class role-play activity, before writing their news reports

Spring 1 Mayan Masks

Spring 1 Photos of Mayan Masks


We would like to share a good news story with you at the end of an unusual year for all of us, but for Emil he has had to overcome a huge challenge which none of us would wish to experience. The  amazing and resilient Emil has now completed his treatment and is recuperating at home. During this term, year 5 have been sending Emil cards, gifts and video messages. We are also aware of how some year 5 pupils are in regular contact with Emil through social media and we’re really impressed by the thoughtfulness and kindness of our pupils. Last week, it was lovely to surprise year 5, as Emil came to visit the class in the school playground with his mum and sister - they haven’t been together as a class since March. Year 5 did an applause walk for Emil and then chatted with him in small groups. The monkey Emil is holding is the one which we keep in school to remind us of Emil; Emil has a smaller one at home and in 2021 we hope to reunite them. We hope to continue doing these meet and greets until Emil is well enough to join us back in school, he is steadily improving. We’re very proud of you Emil, as you have continued to sparkle and smile throughout your ordeal you are an inspiration to us with your positivity towards overcoming difficult challenges. So a very Merry Christmas Emil and we look forward to welcoming you back into school with us all in 2021. You are a Quinton superstar and we’re very proud of you. 🌟🌟🌟

Emil ringing the bell at the end of his chemotherapy

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Year 5 welcoming Emil back to school

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Class 5 Anglo Saxon Day. On Tuesday 15th December, class 5 had a taster of Anglo-Saxon life making Honey Oat Cakes, making a replica of the Sutton Hoo helmet and learned how to make brooches using embossing tools. In the afternoon, they re-enacted Anglo-Saxon village life during their Forest Schools session and enjoyed eating their Honey Oat Cakes outside with a drink of 'mead' (apple juice) whilst reflecting on this topic. They all said how much they had enjoyed learning about the Anglo-Saxons and most agreed that making the model houses was the best part of the topic, especially using the saws!

Class 5 have made models of Anglo-Saxon village houses. To do this, they made a wooden A frame out of balsa wood, requiring precision measuring and sawing and then they constructed a triangular prism. For the roof, each child chose their own materials that they thought represented Anglo-Saxon houses. The results are remarkably good and this afternoon the class reconstructed a village settlement and included a fire, livestock and natural resources; such as a river and forest area. The children have loved this practical project and it has brought the topic alive. Enjoy the photos!

Alien invasion!

Eggnaut Science investigation

Toilet roll relative distances of the planets investigation