E P Collier

Primary School and Nursery

Nurture. Discover. Achieve.

Year 5 MG

Hello everyone, welcome to the Spring term in 5MG. Our class teacher is Mr Griffiths.


Other adults in the classroom are Mrs Cowell, Mrs Le Cras and Ms Stewart.


If you have questions or need to discuss anything, please see me after school or make an appointment via the school office.


Please find below our Curriculum Map showing what we will be learning this year.


                                                 Year 5 Bikeability


Bikeability is currently taking place in Year 5. If your child is taking part they will have received a letter confirming dates and times. On the days that they are participating please ensure that they come to school dressed in appropriate warm clothes (not school uniform) and with a coat and gloves as they will be outside for most of the day.


If children are bringing their own bike and helmet these need to be brought into school ready to start at 8.45am.


If there are any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

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We do PE on a Wednesday and Thursday, but PE kits should always be in school in case this changes.


Children should have water bottles in school with plain water and a healthy snack for break time. Fruit or rice cakes would be good examples of a healthy snack. 


During the winter can all children please have a warm winter coat for break and lunchtime.



We are learning all about the moon Pandora as our English topic until half term. We are using the exciting things that Pandora contains to help us expand our vocabulary, understand relative clauses and cohesive devices. We will be building up to writing a report about a creature that is found on Pandora.

                                         Spellings w/c 11th February


This week we are building on our previous practice of the 'ible' and 'able' words to practice words ending in 'ibly' and 'ably'. We are practicing the spelling rule of changing the ending of a word, for example 'horrible' becomes 'horribly'.

                                                         Spellings w/c 4th February


Our spelling this week is looking at the history of certain focus words (etymology) to help us understand spelling patterns. We have been looking the root word 'sign' and practicing our knowledge starting with the root word 'press'.

                                             Spellings w/c 28th January


This week we have be learning five words that have rare letter formations which make sounds. These words are - bruise, guarantee, vehicle, yacht, and immediately.


During January we have also been learning words that have been in our English book - The Explorer.

                                         Spelling w/c 26th November


This week are looking at words with hyphens. For example:






See if you can think of any more at home!

                                                               Spellings w/c 19th November


This week we will be practicing words from the Year 5/6 statutory spelling list.


Remember the different strategies we could use to practice these.

                                                    Spellings w/c 12th November 2018


This week we have been practicing the use of apostrophes.


We can use apostrophes for contraction - joining two words together. For example would not becomes wouldn't. Remember the apostrophe goes where a letter has been removed. How many can you find and practice at home?


We have also been practicing using our apostrophe for singular and plural possession. For example, the boy's red coat.


Can you remember the rules for plural possession and find examples to practice?

                                                                        Spellings w/c 5.10.18


This week we are working on plurals. We are learning about the plural rules, and finding examples. You could challenge us by testing us on how to change a singular word to a plural!




                                                                          Spellings of the week.


This week our spelling theme is Homophones and our focus words are:


                                               aisle  /   isle


                                             aloud  /  allowed


                                            affect  /  effect


                                             herd  /   heard


                                            past  /  passed


Please practice these words at home in sentences to practice the meaning. 

Spellings: Week Beginning 15/10


This week, we will be learning words from the Year 5/Year 6 spelling list. Not all of them! To begin with, we will be learning to spell the words which begin with the letter 'a': accommodate accompany according achieve aggressive amateur ancient apparent appreciate attached available average 

Which spelling strategies will you use? Don't forget to use your spelling journals and our helpful class posters! frown



Please find below our Maths plan for this year and the order in which the subjects will be taught.




Our current unit of work is fractions, and we are developing our knowledge and a wide range of skills relating to fractions. We have been learning about equivalent fractions and converting improper fractions to mixed numbers and mixed numbers to improper fractions. We have also been exploring number sequences involving fractions.


We will be progressing onto adding, subtracting and multiplying fractions.


If you have any questions about our fractions unit of work please don't hesitate to get in contact.


It's still really important for us to practice our times tables as these will really help us with all of the related number facts. So please practice these at home whenever you have the chance.


Thank you!