Year 5


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Miss Webb




Mrs Atkins



Miss McLellan




Miss Kember



We will continue to work hard to get the best improvement out of the children and to make the year as enjoyable as we can.  As parents/guardians it would be of great benefit to aid us in this by getting the children to read for 20 minutes each evening and to sign their diaries to say they have done so.  We expect the pupils to write into their diaries what book they have read along with what pages and parents/guardians to just initial.


Life On Planet Earth


This year we will be studying a range of different topics.  In this term we will be working through Life On Planet Earth!

Earth, our home planet, is a world unlike any other. It is also home to 8.7 million species coming in all different shapes and sizes. We will be looking at how these species evolve through their time on Earth and follow their life cycle from beginning to end.

The demands of nearly 7 billion humans are stretching Earth to breaking point. We will learn about climate change, but what about other threats? To what extent does pollution and other environmental problems really matter?

We will delve into how life on Earth survives and adapts here on our amazing planet!


Term 1 = Pharaohs
Term 2 = Princes, Peasants and Pestilence
Term 3 = Life On Planet Earth
Term 4 = Stargazers
Term 5 = Alchemy Island
Term 6 = Off with her head!

What is being taught in Year 5?

English – Yr 5 English plans 2018-2019

Maths –  Yr 5 Maths plans 2018 – 2019

During Terms 1 and 2 in academic year 2018 -2019 we will cover the following subjects: Medium Term Plans for Autumn Term Year 5 2018 – 2019


Parent Meeting

Thank you to those parents who attended the Year 5/6 Parent Meeting on Tuesday 11th September 2018. Click here for a copy of the PowerPoint and feel free to email Miss Payne if you have any further questions.

Useful Websites

Sumdog – School Code: balfour-junior-school

Times Table Rockstars

123 Maths

Verbal Reasoning Practice – a series of videos to explain how to answer verbal reasoning questions that appear in the Medway Test.

Medway/Kent Test Practice Papers (This is the most up to date resource we can find and is a combination of Verbal reasoning, which is in the Medway Test, and Non-Verbal Reasoning, which is in the Kent test.

 Contact Us

If you need to contact us at anytime please use the school diaries or email to contact the class teacher and we will do our best to get back to you ASAP.