Heybrook Primary and Nursery

Heybrook Primary and Nursery School


Welcome to Year 5.

The year 5 classes and teachers are:

Azure - Mrs Peel

Cobalt - Mr Ali

Indigo - Miss De'Ath



Please ensure that your child reads for at least 15 minutes, a minimum of 3 times a week. They must also use the question prompts and sentence stems in the front of their reading record to make comments about their books. 

All children also have spellings to practise at home and will be tested every Friday. They are expected to return completed spellings homework and will be rewarded.

Each child has a username and password for Times Tables Rockstars. If they forget their log in, they should ask their class teacher. Children will be rewarded green points each week for accessing TTRS at home and extra green points will be given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. There is an app you can download or you can access it here: https://ttrockstars.com/

Every child also has a log in for Mathletics where they can complete homework set by their teacher and have access to lots of maths games. Again, if they forget their username and password, they should ask their class teacher. There is an app you can download or you can access it here: https://www.mathletics.com/uk/



Azure - Monday (normal finish time).

Cobalt - Tuesday (finish at 3.15pm, traffic depending).

Indigo - Monday (finish at 3.15pm, traffic depending).

Please ensure your child comes to school on the correct day with their swimming kit, including a towel and: 

Girls: a one piece swimming costume. Long hair must be tied back or a swimming hat worn. No earrings.

Boys: swimming trunks or swimming shorts (above the knee).

Children can wear a rash vest and/or leggings in addition to their costume or shorts if they wish.



Azure - Tuesday. 

Cobalt - Thursday.

Indigo - Thursday.

Please ensure that your child has the correct PE kit in school every day: black leggings/shorts/tracksuit bottoms, a white t-shirt and black pumps. We will have PE lessons outside as much as possible so please also bring a warmer jacket and suitable footwear (e.g. trainers).


Autumn 1:

Our key question this half term is, What makes a place a home? 

In English we will be reading The Wild Robot by Peter Brown. Our writing outcomes will include a persuasive text and a poem. Grammar will continue to be embedded within English lessons. We will also be reading other texts linked to our topic and building on our comprehension skills.

In Maths we will be focussing on place value, rounding, addition and subtraction, negative numbers, Roman numerals and reading and interpreting data.

In Science, we will be learning about living things and their habitats. You may help your child by helping them to understand the following vocabulary: classify, fish, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, birds, insects, vertebrates, invertebrates, plants, habitats, reproduction, life cycle.

In Geography we will be improving our map reading skills and knowledge. We will name an locate towns and cities in England; draw a sketch map of the local area; compare maps with aerial photographs; compare regions within the UK; use 8 compass points and begin to use four-figure coordinates. You may help your child by helping them to understand the following vocabulary: locate, ordnance survey, navigation, physical and human features, aerial.

In DT we will be investigating what makes a good shelter and using our knowledge to make our own shelters.

In RE we will be learning about Hinduism. Our key question is: What is the best way for a Hindu to show commitment to God?

In Computing we are excited to be taking part in Manchester City's City Stars ICT Programme; a 6-week computing project in which a CITC ICT coach will come into school to work with the children to build, code and programme their own UBTECH robots to play robot football against each other.


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