Harvington C of E First and Nursery School

‘Together we love, learn and grow’

Year 5


Class Teacher: Miss Boers

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Phillips

Class Governor: Mr R. Arthur

PTFA Link: Mrs Brindley-Walters

Welcome to Year 5!

Important Information


Our news theme for this half term is 'history'. Please bring in any news articles relating to this for a merit and a dojo point.


Homework is sent out on a Friday to be handed in on the following Thursday. Spellings will be sent home at the beginning of the half term. Spelling and Big Maths tests take place on a Friday.


Please make sure your child has a named PE kit, water bottle, reading book and message book in school every day. 



Our inspirational person this year is...

Chico Mendes!

We have been learning lots of interesting facts about him and his life. 

Some new vocabulary we have learnt since studying him include:



Ask your child to explain what they mean!
Click on the image below to find out some more about him.




Our theme this half term is 'Why was Alfred great?'


   We will be learning all about the Vikings! This will have a history focus but we will also explore where they came from and travlled to, what music they listened to and exploring some of their artefacts through art and DT!

Click on the image above to learn more about the Vikings.

Where did the Vikings come from?
Why did they decide to leave their homes?



Some key vocabulary we will be using:


settler - a person who moves with a group of others to live in a new country or area. 

invader - a person or group that invades a country, region or other place. 

Scandinavia - means belonging or relating to a group of Northern European countries that includes Denmark, Norway and Sweden.





In Science this half term we are going to be learning about living things and their habitats.

Some key vocabulary we will be using:

amphibian - small vertebrates that need water or a moist environment to survive. 

pollination - the act of transferring pollen grains from the male parts of flower to the female parts to create new seeds.

metamorphosis - the process by which an animal physically develops after birth or hatching, involving an abrupt change in the animal's body.

Click on the image below to find out more about 'metamorphosis'.


Click on the picture below to find some handy hints of what to include when planning an experiment.

Our class author is Michael Morpurgo.

Click on his picture below to visit his website.


This half term we will be reading one of his books - Beowulf. We are learning new words in our reading lessons each week. Some new words we have learnt so far are:






Ask your child to explain what they mean!


Year 5 / 6 spellings - focus words set half termly. These are the words we will be looking for to ensure you are spelling correctly in your work!



Click on the images below to support your learning at home using My Maths.