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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!


Year 5 Home Learning Activities can be found further down this page!


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.

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.

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.


In Spring 1, Year 5 are going back thousands of years and learning all about the Ancient Egyptians!


In Spring 2, Year 5 have been learning about the country of Brazil, with a particular focus on the Amazon Rainforest!

Science Learning

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

In Autumn 2, Year 5 have been looking into Earth and Space!


In Spring 1, Year 5 have been investigating Materials and their Properties.


In Spring 2, Year 5 have been learning about Animals, including Humans.

The Tudors Home Learning Activities 

This half term we would have been learning all about the Tudors, below are a series of links, song, games and websites that you can access from home to help with you next 'Home Learning Pack (5)' 

I would love to see some of your learning from home, you can share your home learning via See Saw using your log in details sent in your previous 'Home Learning Pack (3)'


Tudor Home Learning Menu- This menu features lots of activities for you to try at home linked to our current theme 'Tudors' (This will be available in your next Home Learning Pack (5) on 7.5.20

Tudor Houses Power Point- There is lots of information about Tudor houses in this presentation to help with Home Leaning Challenge: Can you design and make a Tudor house?

Let's Draw Henry the 8th!

Home Learning Menu Challenge: Can you draw Henry VIII?
Easy to follow directions, using right brain drawing techniques, showing how to draw Henry the 8th.

HORRIBLE HISTORIES - The Wives of Henry VIII (Terrible Tudors)

Home Learning Menu Challenge: Did you know that Henry VIII had six wives?
This catchy song will help you to remember each of Henry VIII's six wives and what happened to them all.

Tudor Food and Drink PowerPoint- Use this presentation to help you design your own Tudor menu. Home Learning Challenge: Can you design a Tudor style food menu?

Fact File templates. Home Learning Menu Challenge: Can you make a Henry VIII fact file?

Other Home Learning Activities


Children in Year 5 can access a wide range of resources whilst at home.

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

Click the links below for access to a range of activities: