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

Information about starting Year Five

Year 5 Transition Video.MOV

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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 summer 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 Tuesday 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.


During Autumn term we will be going swimming on a Thursday morning, you will need to bring your swimming costume and a towel on these days.



Our theme question is 'Why was Alfred great?'


You will be learning all about the Vikings!

We will be putting dates in chronological order, learning about where the Vikings came from as well as finding out how they lived, what they wore, what they ate and how they travelled.


Click on the picture below and watch the short video clips about the Vikings.


Answer the following questions:

Who were the Vikings?

What did they look like?

What did the Vikings do for fun?

Could the Vikings read and write?

Were all Vikings ruthless raiders?


In science we will be learning about living things and their habitats.




  • Describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird
  • Describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals


Key Vocabulary:



life cycle







Click on the picture below to find out more about living things and their habitats.

Answer the following questions:

What is a mammal?

What is an amphibian?

Define reproduction.

What is a life process?



In maths we will be focusing on number and place value.


We will be learning how to read and write numbers to 1,000,000 as well as ordering and comparing numbers.

Click on the picture below to play place value and number games.


We will also be recapping and learning our times tables.

Please find below an example of a Beat That paper.

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!