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Little Leigh Primary School

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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5 

Welcome back after the summer break. I hope you have all had a splendid time and are looking forward to the year ahead just as much as I am.

This year promises to be an exciting one and I trust that all of the children will be inspired to delve deeper into challenging subjects. 

The topics that we will cover this year will provide the children with opportunities to produce outstanding writing, debate view points, form opinions and understand more about their own beliefs and feelings . Below is just a snapshot of the learning that will take place.

Thank you for your support,

Mr Coleclough

Please click here to view this year's curriculum map!

Our Theme

Does freedom really come through liberation?

That is a rather thought-provoking question that will require the children to give it careful consideration and attention.

Our first theme for the year is based around a fantastic text, which will enhance the children's learning experience and provide them with an avenue to explore the question above.


As Historians and Geographical Experts 

This term, the children will explore major cities in the UK and compare them to cities around the world. As well as this, they will gain an understanding of the chronology of a major historical time period which impacted cities within the North West. Children willl critically analyse artefacts to help them respond to the question: Does freedom really come through liberation? 

 As Scientists

During the first term, Year 5 will gain knowledge and eradicate misconceptions about 'Forces'! 

As Writers

As always, children will have the opportunity to write creatively. From our class text, diary recounts, newspaper recounts and journey narratives are just a sample of writing opportunities Year 5 will get chance to immerse themselves in. 

As Artists

The theme of the term lends itself to children drawing upon their creative flare, working with and choosing appropriate textile materials. They will have the opportunity to explore, plan, design and create freedom quilts. 


Times Tables & Spelling

Please encourage your child to practise their times tables and spellings.  Click on the timestable image below to play! Below the game, is the Year 5 & 6 Statutory Spelling list - feel free to practise these over the course of the year.

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Embedded Calendar


Each week the children take part in a focused guided reading session with the class teacher. We will work together in this session to read extracts of text and develop our deduction and inference skills through specific and targeted questions. A follow-up activity will take place the next day to consolidate the children's learning.

In Key Stage Two, we strongly encourage parents to continue to read with their children regularly (at least 3 times a week) and write comments in the child's reading diary.  I will collect the diaries on Thursdays for marking, and hand them back out on Fridays ready for the weekend.

P.E. Lessons

Two P.E. sessions take place throughout the week in Year 5.  P.E. lessons usually take place on a Monday and Wednesday. However, due to timetabling changes these lessons may alter. Therefore, please ensure that your child brings their P.E. kit with them on Monday morning and they will take them home on Friday afternoon.

During the Winter months, it is advisable that children bring with them warmer clothes for outdoor sessions.

Please ensure that all P.E. clothing is labelled clearly, to ensure that all items are returned to the rightful owner!


Homework is set on a regular basis in Year 5. All children will receive spellings and either an English or maths piece of  homework each week. The homework will outline clearly when the homework has been set and the homework task. Homework, spellings and times tables are handed out every Friday afternoon and are to be returned the following Friday.

Learning log homework is set on a half termly basis. This homework will pose a question for the children to research and answer. The children can present their answer in any form that they wish. If children do create powerpoint presentation, they can be e-mailed to the office onadmin@littleleighprimary.cheshire.sch.uk

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