Year 5


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Mr Farmer




Mrs Atkins



Mrs Dowding




Miss Smith



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.


Alchemy Island

This year we will be studying a range of different topics.  In this term we will be working through Alchemy Island!


It’s time to suspend your disbelief and open your mind. We’re going on a magical journey to Alchemy Island!

Can you find the gold hidden deep within the Island’s mysterious landscape? The only way is to study the map, unravel the riddle and begin your adventure.

On the way you must do all you can to learn about gold and master the ancient art of alchemy. Be creative and try to impress the Island’s team of ace alchemists. Will they praise your scientific expertise?

What if there were a video game version of Alchemy Island? Could you compose a stunning soundtrack to bring the mysterious landscape to life?

You’ve got your map, co-ordinates and everything else you need to travel across Alchemy Island. Don’t forget to pack your imagination!

Got your suitcase ready? Then let the journey begin………………


Term 1 = Pharaohs
Term 2 = Stargazers
Term 3 = Alchemy Island
Term 4 = Beast Creator
Term 5 = Princes, Peasants and Pestilence
Term 6 = Off with her head!

What is being taught in Year 5?

Year 5 Maths overview – click here to look through the topics that Year 5 will be working on in Maths this year.

Year 5 English overview – to look through the topics that Year 5 will be working on in English this year, Click Here to see the Narrative or Click Here to see the non-fiction overview.


Click here to find all the information regarding the Kingswood trip that was discussed at the meeting.

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.