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Year 5 Panthers

Welcome to the Year 5 Panthers!


My name is Miss Priestley and I am delighted to be teaching the Year 5 Panthers this year.  Mrs Amir and Mrs Ahmed will also be helping us in Year 5.  At the bottom of our class page, you will find lots of important information such as our class bulletin, homework grid and lots of useful websites to support learning.


Important Reminders

* PE - Our PE day is Thursday. Please ensure that your children arrive in school in their P.E on this day. This is as well as making sure they have removed their jewellery.

* Homework is given out every Wednesday and should be returned on Monday.  All children have a homework book with a homework grid for the half term.  Homework includes: home reading (3 parent signatures required), spellings (test every Monday), TTRockstars and one other piece to be completed.


Year 5 Panthers - Class Gallery

Autumn 1

Our value this half term is Fairness.  Don't forget to complete your values task at home - it could be included on our next newsletter!


This half term, we will be learning...


This half term we will be studying the text 'Better than Gold’ by Theresa Tomlinson through a range of exciting speaking and listening, reading and writing activities. We will be striving to write and present our very own story based on a legend.

We are also fortunate enough to have an oracy specialist working with Year 5. This will include a focus on public speaking and debating. 



This half term we will be covering the following areas in our Maths lessons:


  • Place Value
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Rounding
  • Multi- step addition and subtraction problems


Our topic for this half term is 'Material Properties'. We will be investigating different materials, their properties and how their states can or perhaps cannot be changed.



Our focus for our topics this half term will be the United Kingdom. In geography we will be researching human and physical features of our country, such as the River Thames and Snowdonia. In history we will be looking at who were the Anglo Saxons and where did they originate from?


Key Skills Catch Up

Throughout Autumn 1 the children will be receiving additional lessons in comprehension, grammar and Maths. This is to ensure that the children revise those skills covered during the lockdown period and that any gaps are addressed.

Important Documents

Half-termly bulletins


Homework grids

Knowledge organisers