Horton Mill Community Primary School

Year 5

Welcome to our Year Five page.

Half Term Three. 

This half term our Big Question is, 'Why Should the Amazon rainforest be important to us all?' 

Adults in Year Five:

Monday – Wednesday: Mrs Clews, Mrs. Peerzada and Mrs. Naeem

Wednesday – Friday: Mrs. Meredith, Mrs. Peerzada and Mrs. Naeem

In English we will be creating persuasive writing about why we should protect the Amazon rainforest, rivers and oceans. We will also be writing a poem based on The River's Story. 

In maths we will develop our understanding of multiplying using written methods and using short division.

Our science lessons will involve learning how to survive in the rainforest.  We will investigate different types of materials and reversible and irreversible changes including filtering, evaporating, heating and cooling.

In computing we will be looking at creating our own online game. 

In DT we will look at the artist Frieda Kahlo.  We will create prints and clay pots using her work as a source of inspiration. 

During our PSHCE  lessons we will be discussing Rights Respecting.  We will consider rights, responsibilities and how to make sensible choices about money.

In RE we will be looking at the 5 pillars of Islam. 

During Spanish lessons, we will be learning how to use the verb 'ir'.  We will be using the spanish story 'Tortoise's Birthday'.  We will also learn about transport and possessive adjectives.


Important information:

Tuesday and Wednesday are our PE days. Children should come to school in their PE kits. PE kits: Plain white T shirt and plain black shorts or tracksuit bottoms. Trainers

Reading at home:

Children are encouraged to read at home for at least 10 minutes every night. They should bring a book bag to school every day. Children can choose a new book as soon as they have competed one, there is no set day for changing books.


All home-learning will be set weekly. We will provide English and maths home-learning with additional topic activities. Children will also have weekly spellings to learn. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to ask. We are happy to support all our children and families in any way we can.

Mrs. Meredith, Mrs. Clews, Mrs. Peerzada and Mrs. Naeem


Year 5: BBC Bitesize lessons:https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons

Spellings: https://spellingframe.co.uk/

Reading: Oxford Owls   www.oxfordowl.co.uk      Class login:  Year Five 23               Password: Scooby

Primary help: http://primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/index.html

Spanish:   https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zxsvr82

Maths: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button