Year 5 Classes

Our ASUPERHERO question this term is: ‘Where is the best place in the world to grow our food?

Over this half term, the pupils will be reading the Power of Reading book, ‘Pax’ by Sarah Pennypacker.

The ASUPERHERO geographical enquiry will be linked to the topic of ‘climate zones.’ The children will be exploring the climate zones within the United Kingdom, discussing the difference in weather between the east and west coast. We will also look at where our food comes from and how the availability of food has changed over time. a


This term the children will be engaging in a range of fiction and non-fiction texts, where possible linking into our Power of Reading book. We are practising our VIPERS reading skills, focusing this term on the retrieval and inference domains. Our author of the half term is Floella Benjamin!  We will be learning about her books and will explore them in fun and exciting ways.

Read, read, read and read! 

Every child will take home a school reading book that is linked to their reading assessment.

Remember to read at least 3 times a week at home and record this in your school reading log to show your class teacher.

Every week children have the opportunity to visit our school’s ‘Lost Library’ on Monday.

During their weekly library sessions children can change their existing library books. These are taken home for them to enjoy in their home setting!

Remember to bring your library book to school on your library day so you can change it!

Please continue to support your child’s reading at home.

Word of the Day

Please support your child with word of the day. The next week’s words are published on our newsletters weekly and their Word Wizard homework is due each Friday.

WOD Vocabulary


At Northfield St. Nicholas we teach our English curriculum through high quality texts. The texts we use link directly to our lines of enquiry and support our learning in other areas of the curriculum. Roughly, each half term we introduce a new text. This half term our Power of Reading text is Pax, Sarah Pennypacker.

The children explore the text page by page over the half term and engage with it in a variety of ways. We use lots of drama to support us and take lots of photos – keep checking back to see what we have been up to!

We will be improving our knowledge of grammar and parts of speech, as we learn to write different types of sentences. Approximately once a week, we will be putting what we have learned into practise with a ‘Big Write’.

Please continue to support your child at home with spelling and handwriting practise.


During this half-term in mathematics, we will be focusing on developing our multiplication and fraction knowledge. Children will be exploring: multiples, factors, prime, square and cube numbers. We will then apply times tables knowledge to multiply and divide numbers by 10, 100 and 1000. In our fraction learning children will be exploring equivalent fractions, using this knowledge to order them. They will then be adding and subtracting fractions with the same and different denominators.


Times tables!

Don’t forget to practise your times tables at home! In order to be able to recall times tables facts fluently, children need to practise as often as possible. This can often be by playing fun interactive games like below:

Remember to collect coins on ‘Times table Rock stars!’ Remember it is a competition between each class!

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Key Messages

Thank you for your ongoing support with our school uniform. We are really proud of our Year group!  PE is on a Wednesday, so please ensure that they attend school in their full PE kit.

Spellings will be tested each Thursday.

SENCO drop in

If you would like to have a chat with the SENCO regarding any concerns of SEND issues please book an appointment slot at the office.

Links to help at home: