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Year 5 Classes

Welcome to Year 5


Welcome to Jupiter Class! We have started the year with a Big Bang and have launched ourselves into Year 5 with positivity and enthusiasm with Miss Friday and Miss Tandy at the helm!

This year we are super excited about being Space explorers; discovering amazing facts about our solar system. We will study the importance of rainforests on our planet and learn about fascinating wildlife, their habitats and life cycles. We look forward to learning about rivers and coasts and how they shape our land.

We prepare to travel back in time to discover more about the age of the Mayans and Aztecs in Mexico and about the Tudors and Stuarts in Britain. We will ask thoughtful questions about the effect that WWII had on life in Britain, across Europe and the rest of the World.

Alongside all these exciting topics in Year 5, we will be striving to better ourselves in our reading by discovering new books and authors. We have been challenged to read as many books as we can and enjoy moving our names up the star chart in our classroom every time we have finished a book.

Children in Jupiter Class are huge TT Rockstars fans and love completing the challenges Miss Friday sets us and beating our personal best scores.

We will travel through Year 5 taking on all challenges with hard work and a smile!



We are all so excited about the year ahead.  Not least because we are back at school with our friends. As a class, we get along extremely well and try our best to support each other. Through our pupil conferencing we have discussed our strengths and weaknesses with our teachers and now have a clear focus on what we need to target in order to do our very best.  The topics in Year 5 are amazing; starting with The Mayans and Aztecs, followed by The Tudors and Stuarts in term 2, WII in term 3, The Amazon in term 4, Rivers and Coasts in term 5 and we end with The Hobbit in term 6. Of course there are many other subjects that we cover in the year including PE, French, music, RE, computing, PSHE, science, reading, writing and maths. We are also looking forward to going swimming and keen to take part in the many after school clubs available. We are proud that so many of us spend lots of our own time at home, practising our times tables on TT Rock Stars and completing our home learning (to a very high standard!) We hope that our parents will be able to come in and see our learning on the Family Fun Friday’s throughout the year.   

It is going to be a busy year and we can’t wait to get started!



Welcome to Saturn class! We are really excited about the year ahead and have begun by learning all about the gruesome Mayans which we find fascinating! We are also really enjoying learning all about the planets in our Solar System – particularly those which our classes are named after.


Later on in the year, we are looking forward to learning all about the Tudors and the Amazon Rainforest.


As a class, we really enjoy going to the local library; lots of us have library cards and come home with piles of books.


We love practising our TT Rockstars, especially when we challenge Miss Webb and we are hoping to become Rock Heroes this year!