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Year 5

Mrs Elkins


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Welcome to our class page where you can find information about our classroom routines, current learning and some recommended websites and information to help!



Class Routines


Our main classroom doors for the start and end of the school day is at the back of the classroom opening onto the driveway or the door onto the playground.


 Our regular PE lessons are as follows:

Indoor PE - Thursday

Outdoor PE - Monday

On these days, children should come to school wearing their PE kit. 



Current Learning: 

This term, Year 5 will be learning about Mexico and the Maya civilization. We will be spending the first half term exploring Mexico, a region the Maya's inhabited before moving onto how the Maya's lived and what they believed in.  Within our English lessons, we will be writing adventure stories. We are reading 'The Explorer' by Katherine Rundell. We will develop our fraction skills in maths whilst recapping some multiplication and division. In Art we will be exploring shading techniques before looking at artwork by Rosalind Monks. Children are expected to practice their times tables at home and read at home daily to support their learning in class.


At the moment, we are particularly focusing on this learning:

English (Story writing):

Simple, compound and complex sentences

Direct speech

Past progressive verb tenses



Fractions - equivalent fractions, adding and subtracting fractions, ordering and comparing fractions



Forces and properties of materials

Classroom Routines

At the beginning of the day, the school gates open at 8:40am and close at 8:55am.

Our classroom door is located on the playground and you will enter by your pegs.

You will also finish the school day through this door at 3:10pm.


Our PE days are Monday and Thursday and so please come ready in your PE kit. 


Star Work





19/01/24 This week our starS of the week are Jessica, Tilly and Lily-Ann for their Mexico relief salt dough models! They showed good teamwork and have clearly showed the different relief areas of the country. Well done!

12/01/24 Our first star of the week is Freddie! I was very impressed with your handwriting in yesterdays English lesson. Please keep it up!

Recommended Websites:

KS2 Grammar Glossary

Here are some photos of our EXCELLENT science week learning!


We love reading here at The Pines and look forward to hearing all about what they have read each day! We will ensure in the first week that children have chosen a reading book to share with you at home. It is extremely important to be a part of your child's reading journey, even when they being very confident in their fluency and understanding. You can find some tips below to help with reading with an older child.         


Tips for Reading with Older Children