(Year 5)

Welcome to Sycamores Class!

Class Teacher: Mrs Anna Jarman (Monday- Wednesday)

Ms Millbanks will support on Thursday and Friday

TAs: Mr Butler (am) and Ms Hooks (pm)

Our Topic is The Silk Road. Find out more about our topic by visiting:


PE will be on a Wednesday until the end of term

Water bottles and sun cream are essential now the weather is warming up !

Class assembly 10am 22nd June

School trip 22nd June leave school by foot at 12pm -Mill Road Mosque

Letter to follow shortly

Year 5 Curriculum Map.pdf


Our first Science topic is Properties and change of materials. The children will learn about reversible and irreversible change. They will also conduct experiments that involve filtering and sieving! See the below link:

Home Learning: Reading

Reading every day is the most important part of learning at home - books will be sent home and should be brought to school each day, along with the school library book mark.

It is often difficult for parents to decide which books to buy for their children. To help you, we have added a list of recommended books below.

Home Reading Expectations

Recommended Books for Year 5

Books are perfect presents but it is often difficult for parents to decide which books to buy for their children. To help you we have added a list of recommended books below.

Walter and Me - Michael Morpurgo

Friend or Foe - Michael Morpurgo

All Alone on a Wide, Wide Sea - Michael Morpurgo

Artemis Fowl - Eoin Colfer

Anne of Green Gables - L M Montgomery

Water Wings - Morris Gleitzman

Blabbermouth - Morris Gleitzman

Belly Flop - Morris Gleitzman

The Diddakoi - Rumer Godden

Stormbreaker - Anthony Horowitz

Mister Monday - Garth Nix

Aquila - Andrew Norris

Harry and the Wrinklies - Alan Temperley

Double Act - Jacqueline Wilson

Northern Lights - Philip Pullman

A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens

Dragon Rider - Cornelia Funke

Journey To Jo’burg - Beverly Naidoo

Journey to the River Sea - Eva Ibbotson

The Owl Service - Alan Garner

Pig Heart Boy - Malorie Blackman

Watership Down - Richard Adams

The Wizard of Earthsea - Ursula K Le Guin

Wolves of Willoughby Chase - Joan Aiken

Where the Red Fern Grows - Wilson Rawls

Little Women - Louisa May Alcott

There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom - Louis Sachar

The Other Side of Truth - Beverley Naidoo

Because of Winn-Dixie - Kate Dicamillo

The London Eye Mystery – Siobhan Dowd

The Fastest Boy in the World - Elizabeth Laird

Goldfish Boy - Lisa Thompson

The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett

Historium - Jo Nelson and Richard Wilkinson

A World of Information - Richard Platt and James Brown

The Lost Words - Robert Mcfarlane and Jackie Morris

Year 5 Spellings

Spellings must be practised on a regular basis- These words will be tested on 20th June








Year 5 and 6 spelling list.pdf

Maths Support at Home

By helping your child to become more accurate and faster when multiplying and dividing will support all your child's learning in all their maths lessons. Part of this is to be able to recall factors and multiples of numbers quickly. Please check that your children know the following facts.


Multiples of a number are found by multiplying the number by 1, and by 2, and by 3 and so on.

Multiples of 1 are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and so on.

Multiples of 2 are 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14 and so on.

Multiples of 3 are 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21 and so on.

Multiples of 4 are 4, 8, 12, 16, 20 and so on.


Factors of a number divide into it exactly (which means there’s no remainder). Factors of all numbers include 1 and the number itself:

The only factor of 1 is 1.

The factors of 2 are 1 and 2.

The factors of 3 are 1 and 3.

The factors of 4 are 1, 2 and 4.

The factors of 5 are 1 and 5. The factors of 6 are 1, 2, 3 and 6. The factors of 7 are 1 and 7.

The factors of 8 are 1, 2, 4 and 8.

Common multiples

Common multiples of two numbers are multiples of both. To find common multiples of 3 and 4, look at the lists in the multiples section above and circle any numbers found in both lists. You should have circled 12. If you continue the lists you’ll find other common multiples: 24, 36 and so on.

Common factors

Common factors of two numbers are factors of both. Common factors of 6 and 8 are 1 and 2 - look at the factors list above to check you understand this.