Church of England School of the Resurrection

Belong, Believe, Achieve

Welcome to Year 5 Spring Term 2017

The class teacher is Mr Shaw and he is supported by Miss Dytor and Miss Zahringer

If you have any questions, please feel free to come and speak to us at the beginning or at the end of day school day.  

Homework: is handed out on a Thursday and is due in on the following Monday.Your child will receive a piece of English and a list of spellings that they should practice ready for our weekly spelling test. Homework club is also on Thursday's after school. Maths homework is now online.  

To access maths homework use the following link:

User Name

First three letters of your first name and the first four letters of your surname.

For example

James Clegg =   jamcleg



School code


Tudor Wow Day 

This term, Year 5 are learning all about the Tudors. To launch our exciting topic the children had the opportunity to participate in our Tudor Wow Day experience. During this day the children learnt all about the Tudors, the children learnt to dance like the Tudors, dress like the Tudors, attend court and be punished like the Tudors. Make sure you watch our videos in order to get a flavour of our excellent year 5 curriculum.   

Science Week

Do you have what it takes to become an astronaut


Last term, the children were learning how to become computer coders and debuggers. The children used google to download images and they used 'scratch' to create their game. 


This term, children will continue to develop their story writing skills as well as learning how to write using persuasion. This half term we will study a book called 'The Great Kapok Tree' which is set in the Amazon rain forest which links with our main topic. 

We will be learning how to write an information text about the Amazon rain forest.  

This term, year 5 will also focus on developing an understanding of how to use expanded noun phrases, relative clauses, how to punctuate speech and how to fronted adverbials followed by a comma 

Children will also continue to develop their understanding of the year 5 national curriculum's spelling, grammar, and punctuation learning expectations and outcomes.   


This term we will be developing our football and basketball skills, the children will be out side in our new MUGA for the majority of their PE lessons. 

Please ensure outdoor PE kit is available at all times in school. 


In Science, this term, the children will be learning all about plants. Children will have to opportunity to develop an understanding about the different parts of a plant and their functions. 

Children will investigate the best growing conditions for plants and will learn about how plants reproduce. Children will investigate how plants extract water and nutrients from the ground through a practical investigation.

The Mayans

This term, the children will be learning all about the ancient civilisation, the Mayans.

Children will have to opportunity to research information about the Mayans, for example, where they came from and where they settleted.  

In art, children will have the opportunity to create Mayan sculptures.

In Geography, children will develop their mapping skills, investigating rivers and identifying where the rain forests are situated on the planet. 

Religious Education

This half term we are learning about the Bible and Christianity. We have been learning about the life of Saul, who converted to Paul and what victory looks like. 


This term, the children will be learning all about their rights and responsibilities. They will develop their understanding of the UN Convention on child rights and they will learn about how this impacts on their lives. 


This half term the children will develop their understanding of the number system. We will focus on place value, negative numbers and mental strategies for solving calculations; as well as developing an understanding of how to round numbers up to the nearest 1000 000.

The children will also have the opportunity to consolidate their understanding of how to use written and mental methods to add, subtract, divide and multiply.

We will also extend the children's understanding of fractions, decimals and percentages.

At the school of the Resurrection we endeavor to ensure that we equip our young mathematicians with all they real life problem solving skills they will require in order to be successful businessmen and women of the future. Watch this space!