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Little Leigh Primary School and Preschool

Educating hearts, educating minds

Year 5


I hope 2021 will be a good and safe year for us all. 

With Covid 19 still very much a part of our lives, we hope to contiue with the new 'norm' and deliver a rich, engaging curriculum. Throughout our various themes, we believe that the children will be inspired to delve deeper into challenging subjects, develop essential key skills and thrive in a safe environment. 

The themes we will cover this term 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 and Miss Sudworth

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

Our Theme

Maeldune - Saxons and Vikings

What impact did the Anglo Saxon and Viking raids have on the future United Kingdom?

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

Our theme for the next few weeks will enhance the children's learning experience and provide them with an avenue to explore the question above. I hope that the children's curiosity will drive their ideas, work ethic and key skills development.



Through various texts and artefact exploration, we will consider how the Anglo Saxons and Viking raids influenced the uniting of the United Kingdom. 

Maeldune - Saxons and Vikings


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.

2453-3spell yr 5
Embedded Calendar


Each week the children take part in a focused whole class guided reading sessions with the class teacher. We will work together in these sessions to read extracts of text and develop our deduction and inference skills through specific and targeted questions.

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 times table practice. These will be set on a Friday via an online learning platform and will need to be completed over the course of the week.


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