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Great Missenden Church of England Combined School

An Academy of the Great Learners Trust


Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!

Mrs Barac (5B), Mr White (5T) and Mr Waite (5W)


Year 5, like every school year, is busy, action-packed and rewarding.  We have exciting topics, lessons, activities and trips.  We continue to be develop our independence as learners, our growth mindsets and our resilience through making and learning from mistakes.  We look forward to seeing what the year has to offer and we want the children to have an exciting and fulfilling year.

Curriculum Overview 

Autumn term 1 - How can change impact our lives?


Maths: Roman Numerals, Place Value, Rounding, Comparing and Counting in powers of 10

English: Non-chron (fictional beasts), Narrative (warning stories)

Geography: Earthquakes, Mountains, Volcanoes

Science: Forces

PSHE: Me and my world

RE: Do Sikhs need the Gru Granth Sahib?

French: The weather

Music: Singing and listening skills, Music from around the world

Physical Education: Gymnastics

Games: Handball, Netball and Football



Kit days

As per last year, the children are welcome to come into school dressed in their PE kit on the days they have PE and Games. 



5T - Monday

5B - Tuesday

5W - Thursday



All - Wednesday

Key Dates for Year 5 Summer Term



Homework Tasks

  • Spellings - Set on Spelling Shed each Wednesday. Practise at least 5 times each week. 

  • Maths - Set on Mathletics each Wednesday. Click on assignments, and scroll down to the assignment set for the week. 

  • An assignment is set on Purple Mash every other Wednesday. The children have two weeks to finish each assignment. The topic of the homework varies between English, Science, Art, DT and RE. 

Reading at home

In Year 5, we would like the children to be reading every day for at least 10 minutes. The children should record their reading sessions in their reading record and parents/carers should sign the records weekly.  Please do discuss what your child is reading with them, for instance what they think of particular characters, what they predict might happen next and why, their likes, dislikes, puzzles and questions about what they are reading.


It is also important that children read a variety of texts. They do not just have to read stories. They could read newspaper articles, poems, plays as well as many others. This will allow children to see different language styles and vocabulary.


Reading records will be collected and checked each week on Mondays.

Our Year 5 Learning Journey

Follow the year 5 twitter page for all the latest learning. Email for further information on how to follow.

Year 5 French