Open Days - Thursday 28th November, 2 pm / Saturday 30th November, 10-12 am / Monday 9th December, 9.30 am / Monday 16th December, 2 pm / Friday 10th January, 10 am

E P Collier

Primary School and Nursery

Nurture. Discover. Achieve.

Year 5

Hello everyone, welcome to the Autumn term in Year 5.


The class teacher for 5MG is Mr Griffiths and the class teacher for 5VG is Miss Gillanders.


Other adults in Year 5 are Mrs Arshad, Mrs James, Mrs Lee, Mrs Le Cras, Mrs Hunter and Mrs Tyagi.


Library day for 5MG is Thursday and for 5VG is Friday. Library books can be exchanged on these days.


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




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5MG does PE on a Wednesday and Thursday, and 5VG does PE on a Monday and Wednesday. Please note that PE kits should always be in school in case this changes or additional PE or sporting activities occur. Please note that jewellery must not be worn, and earrings that cannot be removed must be covered by micropore tape.


Children should be wearing appropriate school uniform as per the school uniform policy which can be found below. Please ensure that all uniform items are named. 


Children should have appropriate water bottles in school during the summer term containing only plain water. Children should also have a healthy snack for break time, for example fruit or rice cakes.  





In our current unit of English work we are learning about war poetry. We start the unit by developing our knowledge of war and the vocabulary associated with this topic, before progressing onto learning about poetic terms and techniques. In the second half of the unit we will study poems from World War 1 before writing our own poem.



                        Spellings weeks commencing 11th & 18th November


During these two weeks we will be learning the 'b' and 'c' words from the Year 5/6 statutory spelling list.


bargain                                             conscious

bruise                                               controversy

category                                           convenience

cemetery                                          correspond

committee                                        criticise

communicate                                    curiosity




                                        Spellings weeks 14th & 21st October


During these two weeks, we will be practicing the 'a' words from the Year 5/6 statutory spelling list.















                                               Spellings w/c 7th October



                        isle / aisle

                      aloud / allowed

                     affect / effect

                       herd / heard

                       past / passed


Please practice these spellings in a sentence, so that you understand the context in which these words are used.

                                  Spellings w/c 30th September


Our focus this week is to learn about words with endings 'ible' and 'able'.


For example; terrible and valuable.


At home, please research words with these endings and practice the spellings.

                                            Spellings w/c 23rd September.

This week we are learning about words with their origins in other languages.


Our focus words are:


adder                                  hamburger

bungalow                             magazine

genie                                   monster

salary                                  ketchup

vandal                                  limbo

                                    Spellings w/c 9th September


bough                          tough

enough                        although

though                        dough

thought                       plough

rough                          sought

cough                          thorough

bought                        brought




                                      Spellings w/c 16th September


This week we are investigating words with silent letters. Children should investigate and practice spelling at home words with a silent:


b - for example 'climb'

g - for example  'wrong'

k - for example 'knew'

t - for example 'listen'

w - for example 'wrong'



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


Our Maths unit of work starting on the 4th November will be Multiplication and Division.  We will be learning about multiples, prime numbers, factors, square numbers, and cubed numbers. We will also be practicing multiplying and dividing by 10,100, and 1,000. The unit plan is below and can be used with your child to help consolidate the learning in class.


                                                                           Times Tables


It is important that times tables continue to be practiced at home. The fluency of times tables, along with the associated number facts are essential for good progress through Year 5 and beyond.