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Year 5

Class Name: Nizrana Farook

Welcome to Year 5!

Teaching Team

  • Mrs Downie
  • Mrs Rigby


To promote a love of reading and to inspire our children, Year 5’s class author is: Nizrana Farook

At Five Spires we recognise that reading is the key to unlocking so much for our children. We encourage all of our children to read a variety of texts and authors.

Suggested texts for Year 5:

  • You Must Be Laya by Yassmin Abdel-Magied
  • Operation Gadgetman! by Malorie Blackman
  • The Village by the Sea by Anita Desai
  • The Girl Who Stole an Elephant by Nizrana Farook
  • The Young Magicians and the Thieves’ Almanac by Nick Mohammed
  • The Wreck of the Zanzibar by Michael Morpurgo
  • Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian
  • The Heros of Olympus by Rick Riordan
  • Skellig by David Almond
  • Room 13 by Robert Swindells
  • Alex Rider by Anthony Horowitz
  • The Time-Travelling Cat and the Egyptian Goddess by Julia Jarman


PE is on a Thursday.  Swimming is on a Thursday. Please ensure that your child has the appropriate clothing and that earrings are removed for these sessions.

Our Learning

To find out what we are learning, please click the link below.

Yearly Overview – Long Term Plan


At Five Spires Academy we believe homework plays an important role in consolidation, revision and practise of skills learnt in school. It helps keep parents informed about their child’s learning and progress. Through homework, children learn independence as well as organisation skills.

Daily reading

Please encourage your child to read daily in order to foster a love of reading. Any books, magazines, newspapers they read should be noted in the Reading Records.

Multiplication tables

As directed by their class teacher children are expected to know their year group multiplication tables and respective facts. Children need to practice at home so they build their fluency and confidence.


In KS2, your child will be taught and tested on a focussed spelling skill each week in school. A list of weekly spellings will be sent home and your child can practise these at home if they wish but this is not compulsory.

Maths and English Homework

To consolidate your child's class learning, a piece of Maths and English homework will be set each week by their class teacher via SATs Companion. Each child has a login for this.

Additional learning challenges

Each term, your child will receive optional learning challenges linked to their mini mission. If your child wishes to complete these additional pieces of homework, this will enhance their learning further.

 Class News

To keep up to date with our news, please click the link to our Padlet newsletter

Year 5 Padlet Newsletter

Useful Websites & Information for Parents

These resources can help parents support their Year 5 children's learning both inside and outside the classroom when learning their times tables.

Topmarks offers a collection of interactive Maths games and activities suitable for Year 3 students to support their learning and development. 

  • https://www.topmarks.co.uk/  

Oxford Owl provides free eBooks, educational activities, and advice to support children's learning at home, including resources specifically designed for Year 5. 

  • https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/  

SATs Companion is where the children can access their weekly Maths and English home learning.

  • https://app.satscompanion.com/login