Year 5 curriculum

Year 5 Newsletter

Hello welcome to the summer term newsletter. For this term, this will give you an idea of some of these things we will be learning about in class.  It is anticipated that this will be a busy and productive term.  I would be very grateful if you could support your child with daily reading and homework tasks to ensure they make the most of their education.  If you have any additional resources to aid the teaching of any of our topics, then please feel free to come and see any year five staff. It is usually best to catch any of the staff at the end of the day as the mornings are very busy!

Our topics for the summer term

Subject Half Term 1 Half Term 2
Literacy We are reading the book ‘The Explorer’ by Catherine Randall.  This will be used to support all the writing the children will complete including procedural writing; poetry; and explanations. We will be reading the book ‘Tom’s Midnight Garden’ by C S Lewis.  This will be used to support all the writing the children will complete including leaflets, story writing and poetry.
Numeracy Decimals

Geometry – shapes

Geometry – direction and movement

Measuring including volume

Science Animals including humans Animals including humans
Topic Allotment Time Traveller
PE  Gymnastics


RE Christianity Islam
PSHE Healthy Bodies Dealing with change

The children will be set work to do at home throughout the year which will reinforce the literacy and numeracy skills they are being taught in the classroom. Homework will be sent home on a Monday and is to be returned by Friday.


PE will be on Mondays and Thursdays.  Please ensure your child has a PE kit in school. The PE kit should be a white t-shirt, black shorts and black pumps. Also on these days can you please remove earrings and make sure long hair is tied back. This is part of our PE policy due to health and safety. It is important your child brings in their PE kit at the beginning of the week and I advise that as your child is getting older, they take it home with them on a Friday so it can be cleaned ready for Monday.

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Reading continues to be one of our key priorities in school, we hear children read daily in school but you reading with them at home makes a huge difference. We encourage the children to read as much as possible at home and we are happy to change reading books as often as your child reads their book. In order for the book to be changed an adult needs to comment on the child’s reading in the reading diary.

I look forward to working with your child throughout this term and keeping you updated on the exciting things which we are doing in class. Please do not hesitate to come and see me if you have any questions or concerns.

Ms Sandra Ulyett

Dear parent and carers,

On Thursday, 6 June our wonderful friend and treasured colleague Mrs Sadia Ahmed passed away.

Sadia was the life and soul of our school and she leaves behind a huge hole in the heart of Longsight Community Primary. Sadia was an amazing teacher and her children are a testament to her determination that all our children achieved their potential.

She was a wonderfully kind, open-hearted friend whose sense of humour still make us smile now even while we are all grieving. I know she welcomed all parents with open arms and that you will all miss her as much as we will. Please talk to your children about Mrs Ahmed as I know they may have questions. A book of condolence will be open this week for you to share your messages and memories.

We are heart-broken for the life not yet lived, but grateful for the life she did live. Rest in peace our beloved friend.

Mrs Rukhsana Ahmed and all the staff and friends of Longsight Community Primary.