Thames View Primary School

Learning, fun and achievement for all.

Thames View Primary School

Learning, fun and achievement for all.

Year 5





Welcome to Year 5 everyone! 

Our Year 5 team are looking forward to a year of excellent learning, great  fun  and outstanding achievement for all!


Class Teachers

Mrs. Patterson (Blenheim) & Miss Springate (Windsor)


Teaching Assistants

Miss Reid & Mrs. Jack


Friday Club

Miss Reid

Term 1 Curriculum






Our English lessons are closely linked to our Rivers topic. 

The children will start the term by writing a class poem based on a  wonderful poetry book called 'River Story' by Meredith Hooper, developing their thesaurus skills to improve their vocabulary and beginning to learn about a river's journey through the beautiful illustrations and language.


Following that, we will be using our new geographical knowledge to study and write explanations of how a river is formed and its journey from its source to its mouth.




In Year 5, children will be reading and discussing books and other texts daily 

and they should ensure their reading books and reading records are also in school every day.

We ask that all children, even confident readers who prefer to read to themselves,

are heard read aloud at home as often as possible.  This does not have to be their

school reading book, but anything they enjoy (eg. newspapers, TV guides, leaflets, magazines). 

It would be helpful if you could write a comment in their Reading Contact books too.

Children will need to show their reading choices and response to what they have

read regularly in their Reading Contact books and will be given ideas for how to do this in class.




In terms 1, the children will cover a range of topics linked to number, including place value of numbers up to 1 million,  rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 1,000,  addition and subtraction. 

As children often learn different mental and written methods for number work to those you

may have learned or use now, please come and ask your child’s class teacher if you would

like to discuss how best to help them at home.  We will aim to give examples of

relevant methods with any homework we send home too.


Multiplication and division facts up to 12 x 12 will continue to be practised and assessed in weekly tests.  Please keep practising at home.  We will give ideas for activities as well as the Times Tables Rock Stars website which the children have already used in previous years.



Go with the Flow!

In Term 1 our focus is on Rivers.


We will learn about the water cycle to understand where water comes from as well as features

along the journey of a river from its source to its mouth and consider its impact on the environment - both natural and man-made.  The children will learn how a river is formed and the fascinating features that are created due to erosion, deposition and transportation.  They will be developing their mapping skills to trace different rivers, comparing them and considering the different ways they have developed with human use.

As well as improving our vocabulary with a plethora of terminology, we will be looking to the future and investigating how rivers and man will continue to have an impact on the environment.





Homework is now set on Edmodo ( to which you have received a class code to enable you to become a member.  If you are unable to access the website or have any difficulties, please let us know so we can help or give your child an alternative copy.

Every Thursday afternoon, your homework will be posted on Edmodo class pages for children to complete and upload by the following Wednesday. ‌

  • Every day they should also aim to be reading aloud at home and reflecting on what they have read in their Reading Contact book. ‌
  • Regular practice of spellings (using Spelling Shed or alternatives) and times tables (using Times Tables Rock Stars) is also expected. These will be tested weekly.
  • In addition, there will be weekly tasks to be completed based on our curriculum.  Most weeks, this will be Maths and English.


Please encourage your child not to leave their homework to the last minute!   If they need any help, be sure to message or get them to ask their teacher in class in plenty of time to upload by Wednesday. ‌ If possible, try to get into a routine with a specific time / day / place to complete homework each week.









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