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


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 and weekly. 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

'Who inspires us?'


   This half term we are going to be thinking about people who inspire others. Our main focus will be on art, design and music but we will also talk about people from other areas who inspire us. 


Watch the video of the piece of music composed by Prokofiev.

Does he inspire you? How or why?


Some key vocabulary we will be using:


inspiration - the urge to do or feel something 

architect - a person who designs buildings

mosaic - a picture or pattern produced by arranging small pieces of material



In Science this half term we are going to be learning how to work scientifically. We will be creating our own experiment to solve a problem and then we will share our results.

Some key vocabulary we will be using:

valid - true result based on fact

fair - the variables have been controlled

average - a result which shows the typical answer


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 'Wonder' by R.J. Palacio. 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.