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Year 5

Autumn 2019

Meet the Year 5 Team.

Mrs Campbell has worked at Almond Hill for 4 years whilst completing her teacher training. Last year was her first year as a qualified teacher. She lives in Stevenage and has recently got married. Mrs Campbell enjoys dance, music, theatre and writes her own poetry.



My name is Miss Hayllar and this is my first year teaching at Almond Hill. I enjoy supporting children in making links between their classroom learning and the 'real-life' world around them, paramount to showing the children the value of their learning, particularly in areas such as patterns in mathematics or processes in Science. I have an avid interest in music and look forward to working with Year 5.



Miss Andrews has just finished her first year at Almond Hill where she was teaching in Year 6. Before moving here she worked in London for 3 years. 



Mrs Mclellan, Mrs Pearce Mrs Salam Khan and Mrs Wilkinson will be supporting us in our learning this year


Click the link on the left for rescources to help your child's learning.

2019/20 Year 5 Learning Updates

Year 5 October 2019

This month Year 5 have worked very hard in English to produce our very own explorer guides! We put ourselves in the shoes of someone who has stranded in an inhospitable environment (such as the rainforest, desert or polar regions) and wrote instructions and explanation about how they could produce shelter, tools, food and water to survive. It was also a great chance to apply our knowledge of modal verbs!

In Maths, we have continued to expand our knowledge of place value, working with much larger numbers and have also looked at a range of mental methods that we can use to help us calculate with increasing large and decimals numbers in our heads! We are looking forward to our next units where we will be looking at formal methods of calculation for all 4 operations.

In science we have been completing our unit on space by looking at the phases of the moon and eclipses. Everyone showed that they had been listening and working hard by doing well in our end of unit assessment. We will be starting our new unit on forces after half term.

After using our debugging skills on our own coding, lots of us managed to create a working reaction timer in our computing unit about robotics. We are very excited about moving onto our next unit, which is music, and more specifically, old school hip hop! Please ask us for our best rendition of ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel Air’!

In RE we have continued our learning about Judaism, and are looking forward to welcoming a Jewish visitor to explain her experiences in November.

Half Term Home Learning

Please click here for a copy of the reading rivers home learning for October half term. 

September 2019 

We have enjoyed studying our sculpture topic in Art and have created some sculptures using paper and sellotape and our knowledge of colour theory. Next, we are starting our Computing topic based on robotics!

In English we have written some fantastic acrostic poems based on ‘The Lost Words’. We based our poems on nature and chose to write about either: Ivy, Conkers, Magpies or Dandelions. Our next topic is based on writing an Explorer’s Guide.

We continue to work through place value units in Maths and have so far covered: reading and writing numbers to 1 million, rounding, negative numbers and decimals! We will be looking at: factors, prime numbers and calculating mentally next month.

We have looked at the orbit of the moon and Earth in Science and considered how this affects shadows. We look forward to finding out more about the sun, moon and eclipses this half term!

In PE we have been developing our skills in dodgeball and our stamina in cross country.

Autumn 2019
Welcome back! We hope that all of Year 5 had a restful summer and are ready for the year ahead! 
We are very excited about our learning this term and will be starting with: place value in Maths, poetry in English, Earth and space in Science and Art for our foundation subject. 
We hope that you will have all seen the Bookflix reading homework for this term, and look forward to hearing about all the books and tasks that the children complete. They will also be receiving weekly spelling homework and should keep up with their times table fluency using TTRockstars.
PE will be on the following days although it is useful for children to have their PE kit in school as often as possible for clubs and trainers for Golden Mile (if required).
5A: Tuesday and Friday
5C: Monday and Friday
5H: Thursday and Friday
Please remember to send children to school with a coat if rain is forecast as we like to take the opportunity to go outside for some fresh air, even if it is a little rainy!
If you have any questions or queries please feel free to ask your child’s class teacher. 


  1. Year 5 Learning Updates 2018-2019
  2. Nepal Home Learning Task
  3. Moving On Open Events for Sept 2020
  4. Snow Day Work - 2019
  5. Year 5 Long Term Curriculum plans 18-19
  6. Year 5 English Long Term Plan 18-19
  7. Year 5 Maths - Long Term Plan 18-19
  8. School closure notification system
  9. E-safety advice on 'Whatsapp'
  10. TT Rockstars
  11. Supporting your child with school attendance