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Heymann Primary & Nursery School

Inspiring and motivating our children
to be the best they can be

Welcome to Year 5's Page!

The teachers in Year 5 are as follows:

5L - Miss Bussey

5P - Mr Arch (Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri) and Mrs Marriott (Thursday)

5T - Miss Johnson

Essential information for the start of the 2023 / 24 year...

  • PE days are Weds and Thurs. Children to come to school in their PE kits on those days (not needed the first day back). Please remember to also wear a school jumper / cardigan on top as PE tops can only be worn during the PE lesson (not throughout the day).
  • No equipment / pencil cases are needed from home - children will be given all the equipment that they need and a new pencil case at the start of the year.
  • In the first week, children will choose a 'book banded' reading book at their current level and another book of their choice. These should go between home and school each day so that children can be supported with reading at home and at school.
  • Homework will be given out every Wednesday (spelling should be done in books and MyMaths online) to be completed and handed back in for the following Tuesday.

A more detailed video will be posted soon with information about each of the subjects and how exactly year 5 will work.

Autumn Term 1 in Year 5 

This half-term our topic work is geography-based. We will be learning about biomes with a specific focus on what they are and where they are in the world. We will explore what the physical and human environments are in some of the different biomes and learn about how that affects animals and human life there. Below is our knowledge organiser to support the learning and it is also available to download from the bottom of the page. If you can support your child to learn this key knowledge, that would be great. They will also have a copy of this knowledge organiser in their homework books.

Get in contact with us!

Should you need to contact us about your child and their learning, please use the year 5 email address - please note that we will try to check these emails two or three times a week and respond when we are able to.  If you need to contact school about a more urgent matter, please contact the office as usual.


The children will have one outdoor PE lesson on a Thursday afternoon and indoor PE on a Wednesday afternoon.  Please can children come to school wearing their school PE kit on a Wednesday and Thursday. 


Each week, children will be given a list of spellings to learn plus a task to complete with these words.  They will also be expected to use Spelling Shed to practise these words. In addition, there will be a weekly MyMaths task to complete online.  Some weeks there will also be additional topic homework in order to enhance their learning in areas like art, history or geography. 

Please support your child in completing homework and returning their homework book on time each week. 

Homework will be set every Wednesday and should be completed and handed in by the following Tuesday.

Children should continue to use Times Tables Rock Stars regularly to keep their recall of times tables sharp.  We will check their progress on this regularly and celebrate successes whenever we can.

Handwriting Practice

We will be having focused handwriting sessions in school to aid the children in their learning of this key skill. Any support you can provide at home is much appreciated.

Useful Websites

Maths a range of resources available for every maths objective on the curriculum As well as the tasks we are setting you, don't forget there is a whole bank of games to play to practise your maths skills.  Plus, you have the option to repeat previous homework tasks in order to improve on your score.  Interactive maths resources e.g. moveable clock, weighing scales, capacity etc. Choose your topic and then play the game to have a play with reading scales and learning maths interactively.

English An online library for your child to enjoy.  You should have been sent an email with information about creating your child's username and password.  Please get in contact if you need help with accessing.

Scholastic Reading Pro An online resource for targeting and developing your child's reading comprehension skills.  You should have been sent an email with information about creating your child's username and password.  Please get in contact if you need help with accessing.

Spelling shed - - Spellings will be set weekly for the children to practice. You could get the children to write their spellings in sentences to show understanding and practice spelling rules. A picture a day with lots of support for producing a piece of super creative writing.  If you don't like the picture for that day, go back and look at the archive of previous images.



BBC – and the normal BBC website - great for lots of things and video clips relating to their respective topics.

You tube- - don’t underestimate this one! Horrible Histories: Start watching episodes about the Ancient Greeks!

Top marks – Interactive games- maths & English –