Year 5

Hi, My name is Mrs Hodge and I am the year 5 class teacher and lead English throughout the school. I love working with the children in my class to prepare them for the challenging year ahead.

Year 5 Staff

Mrs C Hodge

  • Senior Leader
  • Teacher

Mrs K Sneddon

  • PPA Teacher


Term: Summer 1


Week 1

Non Fiction Journalistic Reports: Text Focus – ‘Tuesday’ by David Wiesner

To explore Newspaper reports/To write a journalistic report

Week 2/3

Fiction Classic Plays: Text Focus- Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

to investigate different ways of writing dialogue, including play scripts layout and the use of informal language.

Week 4/5/6

Fiction Classic Texts: ‘The Secret Garden’ by Francis Hodgson Burnett

Focus on texts from our literary heritage – description of settings and character study

Spellings – words ending in ‘ough’ / words with ‘ear’ sound spelt ‘ere’ / National Curriculum words.

Handwriting –Joined cursive script


Week 1

  • Decimals and Percentages
  • To solve problems which require knowing decimal and percentage equivalents
  • 1/2 1/4 1/5
  • To find 10% 1% of an amount

Week 2

  • Decimals
  • To read, write and compare decimals to three decimal places, understanding that the third decimal place represents thousandths; multiply and divide numbers by 10, 100 and 1000 using 3-place decimal numbers in answers

Week 3

  • Geometry
  • To know angles are measured in degrees, estimate and measure acute obtuse and reflex angles.

Week 4

  • Geometry
  • To investigate angles on a straight line

Week 5

  • Assessment Week
  • Check up units

Week 6

  • To draw given angles using protractors and measure them in degrees



Living Things and Their Habitats

Parts of a Plant/Life cycle of a plant

Life cycle of a Mammal

Metamorphosis – the differences in the  life cycle of an amphibian and an insect

Compare life cycles of a mammal amphibian insect and bird

Other Areas

Topic: Gods and Mortals

This half term we will be studying the history of Ancient Greece in our topic ‘Gods and Mortals’

PSHE – Values Based PSHE – Listening and Equality-Feminism

Computing – word processing and key skills

P.E. – cricket and tag rugby

Music– This term we will be following the Charanga unit ‘Don’t Stop Believing’

Art  – Henry Moore and Greek Masks

Current Homework

  • Homework will be set on a Monday and must be given in the following Monday.
  • Homework will consist of a grammar and maths task from a CGP book, weekly spellings and learning of times tables.
  • The children are expected to read at home each evening and record their reading in their journal.
  • P.E. Kit preferably will be kept in school throughout the week – our P.E. sessions have been timetabled for Thursday afternoon and Friday morning