Year 5 2020 - 2021


Welcome to Year 5

This year marks the progression from the lower to the upper stages of the KS2 curriculum. As we now begin the final phases of the primary curriculum, we encourage an increased level of independence and responsibility from our pupils whilst maintaining a nurturing and supportive environment.

Meet the team…

Miss Russell Y5R Class Teacher

Mr Lodge Y5L Class Teacher and Director of English

Mrs Burke (Year 5 Teaching Assistant)

Miss Dean (Year 5 Teaching Assistant)


Please find our 'Meet the Teacher' powerpoint below.

Year 5 Meet the Teacher


The Curriculum

Since starting back in September Y5's topic has been Alchemy Island, an exciting and imaginative topic which they have studied along side reading Five on a Treasure Island. Have a look at the class gallery for some images of the amazing work they have produced. 

After October half term, Y5 will be moving onto Stargazers. Stargazers is always a popular topic in which the children will explore the magic and mysteries of the stars and planets. We will study this alongside our novel, A Monster Calls. Keep an eye on the gallery for updates of our work.


Home Learning

In Year 5, we encourage an increased degree of independence. Homework is to be completed by deadlines and there is an expectation that pupils begin to take responsibility for bringing their P.E kits, swimming kits, packed lunches etc.

Homelearning is set for reading, maths and SPaG.

  • The expectation is that children read a book at their individual reading level at least five times per week at home. We thank parents for their fantastic support with this. 
  • Spellings are given out weekly each Monday, then tested the following Monday. 
  • Pupils have individual logins to complete the weekly homework set on The work set on here mirrors what is currently being taught in school/ revises what has previosuly been taught.  
  • Pupils also have individual accounts on Maths With Parents in order to access their weekly home learning for maths. This homelearning is revision/practice of the key skills needed for their current unit of maths being taught in school. 

Gooseberry Planet - Village

  • As we are spending more time online at home than we might normally, our online safety curriculum is as important as ever!  Please additionally find our final two lessons for Gooseberry Planet below for you to complete at your leisure over the remaining half-term.  Don't forget that each lesson also has an online game in the app and your login details are in your reading diary.  Below, you will also find the Q&A for the end-of-unit Rapid Fire Quiz which is on the app and a very jazzy certificate for you to print out and keep to celebrate the end of the year's learning.

Scenario 9

Explicit Images

Scenario 10

Perfect Passwords

End of Unit
Sc9 - parent handout Sc10 - parent handout Rapid Fire Quiz - Q&A
Sc9 - lesson plan Sc10 - lesson plan Certificate
Sc9 - slides Sc10 - slides  
Sc9 - workbook Sc10 - workbook  
Sc9 - answers Sc10 - answers  

Further learning activities can be found at the Oak National Academy

Files to Download

Year 5: Gallery items

Pink Sheep, by Mr Armstrong

Pink Sheep, by Mr Armstrong

Get in Touch

Richmond Hill Primary Academy

Melton Road, Sprotbrough, Doncaster, DN57SB

01302 782421


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