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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!


Year 5 is a key year group as we strive to create independent and confident children who have a love of learning. As we prepare the children for their transition to Year 6 and SATs, we build upon their whole school responsibilities inviting them to support younger children through teams such as our ‘Language Army.’ Whilst children are expected to work with a higher level of independence, they are also actively encouraged to explore learning in pairs and small groups. Displays are used to celebrate children’s learning but also to provide prompts to positively encourage them to achieve they best they can.


Please find additional details about this academic year below.

If you would like any further information on Year 5 at St. John’s please do not hesitate to arrange a visit. We always enjoy welcoming new friends.

Theme Learning

In Autumn 1, Year 5 have been learning about R.M.S. Titanic and the disaster that happened in 1912. 


In Autumn 2, Year 5 have been learning about World War One and reading the book, The Silver Donkey.

Science Learning

In Autumn 1, Year 5 have been exploring Forces and the effects they have on our daily lives. 

Home Learning Activities

Spellings are sent home weekly with the children being tested every Friday.


Our spellings for this week (17.01.2020) are:

  1. Abundance
  2. Assistance
  3. Dominance
  4. Extravagance
  5. Fragrance
  6. Ignorance
  7. Tolerance
  8. Reluctance
  9. Resistance
  10. Tolerance

Year 5 Long Term Planner

Timetable of useful information







P.E. With our Sports Coach.

Dinner time Cross Country club.



After school Football club.





Spelling test.

New spellings sent home.