The Icknield Primary School

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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5 Badgers!

Thank you for visiting our class page. On this page, you will find key information about our curriculum and our classroom. We will also be sharing some of our learning with you so please come back to visit to see what is new!

Staff in Year 5

Our class teacher is Mrs Clarke.

Throughout the week, we are supported by a variety of lovely adults. At the moment, they are: Mrs Winter, Ms Campbell, Mrs Hodson and Mrs Farragher.


We value all of the staff who help us with our learning and progression throughout the school year.

Key Weekly Information

Our school day begins at 9.00 and finishes at 15.25.


PE (Yoga) is with Mrs Clarke on a Monday morning. The other PE session is Multiskills with Mrs Seymour on a Wednesday afternoon. Please make sure the children have their PE kit in school at all times, with warm clothing included for the autumn and spring terms.


Each Badger now has a reading leaf and reading book (either from school or home). Each day they are to write the title and page numbers read during each session. In Year 5, they are expected to read at least 5 pages a day as homework for 5 days of the week, as well as reading within school. Please do allow them to read aloud to you as this will encourage confidence when reading aloud in class, and it is nice for you to hear how your Badger is coming along! Remember, they are never to old to be read to either, so feel free to read along with them!

They will also be learning and revising the key number facts and learning the spellings from the National Curriculum Word List for Years 5 - 6.


Homework is set every Friday, with paper copies being sent home.

What are we learning at the moment?

Our autumn topic is the Vicious Vikings! During the second half of the term, we will be focusing on Viking gods and goddesses.


This half-term, we will also be focusing on:


  • Statistics, Multiplication and Division, and Perimeter and Area within Maths;
  • Firework displays and Christmas cards. Both within Art and DT;
  • A variety of Yoga and Multi-skills aspects within PE;
  • Classroom Jazz within Music;
  • Anti-Bullying, within PSHE;
  • Scratch coding within Computing;
  • Religions helping those in need within RE;
  • Phonics, numbers 1-12, ask and give their age and nouns (pencil case items) within French.


The texts we are focusing on for Autumn 2 are 'Still I Rise' by Maya Angelou and 'The Ickabog' by J.K. Rowling. These texts will support us during our reading and writing lessons for the rest of the term.