Harvington C of E First and Nursery School

‘Together we love, learn and grow’

Year 5


Class Teacher: Mrs Whillock

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Phillips

Class Governor: Mr R. Arthur

PTFA Link: Mrs Heaton

Our class name is Desmond Tutu.

Desmond Tutu grew up in South Africa during the time of apartheid. This meant that only white people had the best: the best schools, jobs, homes, hospitals and even bus seats.

Desmond hoped that someday, with God's help, discrimination might come to an end.

Desmond has challenged injustice and hatred throughout his life.

Click on the picture below to find out more about Desmond Tutu.


Welcome to Year 5!


Welcome to Year Five! We hope you had a lovely Easter break and we look forward to continuing your learning journey during your last year at Harvington First School.


Key information:

Your message book and reading book, PE kits and a water bottle need to be in school everyday.


We will go to the library on Wednesday afternoons so you will be able to swap your book then.


Homework will be set on a Friday and needs to be in on the following Thursday.


Your spellings will be sent home at the start of each half term.





Our theme question is 'Who inspires us?'

We are going to be learning about the following inspirational people:



1891-1953- Prokofiev



Click on the picture to find out more about Cezanne.



Click on the picture to find out more about Gaudi.



Click on the picture below to learn more about Prokofiev


Key vocabulary for our topic.

Do you know what any of these words mean?






chronological order


post - impressionist


still life



Use the information above to answer the following questions:

What is an architect?

What does post - impressionist mean?

Where is a continent?

Where is France?

Where is Spain?

What is capital city of Ukraine, France, Space and England?

Name the different parts in an orchestra.



In science we will be learning about  Investigations.





Key Vocabulary:


Click on the picture below to find out more about the different enquiry types and to watch video clips.




In maths we will be focusing on multiplcation and division. We will also be learning how to add and subtract fractions.



We will also be recapping and learning our times tables.

Remember to spend time on Times Table Rock Stars each day!

If you need any extra help with your times tables then use MyMaths and Purple Mash to help you.




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





Our class author is Michael Morpurgo.

Click on the picture of him to see his website.

Have you read any of his books?

Which book is your favourite?


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!