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 Buckley

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

'Earth - Friend or Foe?'


   We will be learning all about our home - planet Earth! This will have a geography focus as we learn where volcanoes are located and how natural disasters happen but we will also be completing some history work based on the story of Pompeii. We will also be exploring volcanoes in more detail through art and DT!

Click on the image above to learn more about natural disasters.

What causes them?
Are there any famous volcanoes?

How can we protect ourselves from them?



Some key vocabulary we will be using:


extinct - unlikely to erupt ever again. 

dormant - not erupting at the moment but is likely to erupt again. 

active - has erupted at least once in the past 10,000 years.


Click on the image below to listen to the story 'Escape from Pompeii'





In Science this half term we are going to be learning about forces.

Some key vocabulary we will be using:

force - a push or pull upon an object resulting from the object's interaction with another object. 

Click on the image below to find out more about different forces.


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 - Kensuke's Kingdom. 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.