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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 Mulla 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, curriculum overview and lots of useful websites to support learning.


Important Reminders

* PE - Our PE day is Wednesday, however, it is important that PE kits are in school at all times.

* School Library - The Panthers are timetabled to visit the school library every Wednesday lunchtime.  Don't forget to pick up a loyalty card for the chance to win a new book from the SMSJ bookshop!

* 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.

*Knowledge Organisers are given to the children to learn and read at home for our afternoon topics.


Year 5 Panthers - Class Gallery

Autumn 2

Our value this half term is TOLERANCE.  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 'Oliver Twist' retold by Gill Tavner through a range of exciting speaking and listening, reading and writing activities. We will be striving to write and present the next chapter of Oliver Twist. We will then be looking at Oliver Twist as a play script.


Big Writes

This half term Year 5 will be completing some excellent pieces of writing. In our writing we will be focusing on using vocabulary, tone and expression to consciously engage the reader.  We will also be using time adverbials to increase the cohesiveness of our writing. These pieces of writing could be based on an exciting event that has happened, a video clip, music or an exciting imaginary setting or character. 



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

Multiplying & Dividing:

  • Prime numbers
  • Square numbers
  • Cubed numbers
  • The bus stop method
  • The formal multiplication method.

Area & Perimeter


Our topic for this half term is ‘Food, Glorious Food’. In geography we will be learning that food can come from various and diverse places. To understand that some food is produced locally but much of our food is grown and reared in other countries. In DT we will be looking at creating a diverse dish.



Our topic for this half term is 'Changes, reversible & irreversible’. We are going to learn that some materials will dissolve in liquid to form a solution. We will also be able to describe how to recover a substance from a solution.


Important Documents

Autumn 1 Bulletin

Autumn 2 Bulletin

Autumn 1 Homework Grid

Autumn 2 Homework Grid

Autumn Knowledge Organisers

Year 5 Curriculum Overview