Bournville Village

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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5

The Year 5 team

Class teachers can be contacted via email to or via the school phone number. However, if your enquiry is regarding absence, please use .



P.E. days: Tuesday – 5E & 5EW Wednesday – all of Year 5 Friday – 5M

These days will rotate throughout the year. We will inform you via Seesaw before changes take place.


Year 5 will visit the library on a Tuesday. Please ensure that your child has their borrowed book in their bag if they need to change it.


The usual days for setting homework are Tuesday for Maths and Thursday for English.

Visits and visitors

Museum in a box will be arriving on Thursday 4th November as we begin our Tudor Transformation unit. We aim to use further visits and visitors to support our curriculum. Further details to follow.



We are a Power of Reading school and therefore use a range of high-quality texts and strategies to facilitate our English lessons. These books are carefully chosen to expose the children to a wide range of vocabulary and to support their writing skills. We are confident that the children will find these texts highly engaging, and you will hear more about them throughout the year.


In year 5, children will engage with a wide range of writing opportunities. In autumn term, poetry, narrative and letter writing will feature alongside in-depth character analysis. Children will consolidate and expand upon their knowledge of grammar and punctuation, and work with a range of spelling rules. Children will study and produce descriptive writing, non-chronological reports, recounts, persuasive letters and narrative.


During autumn term, our focus will be primarily on number and place value. The children will:

- Consolidate and develop their understanding of numbers to a million

- Round numbers to one million

- Compare and order numbers

- Investigate and work with negative numbers

- Express numbers in Roman numerals

- Develop their use of written methods for addition and subtraction using larger numbers and more than one exchange

- Develop their understanding of statistics using a broader range of graphs, timetables and charts

- Develop their understanding of multiplication and division

- Develop their understanding of perimeter and area


Wider curriculum

Recommended reads for Year 5

The Wild Way Home by Sophie Kirtley

Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo

The Highland Thief by M.G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman

The Good Thieves by Katherine Rundell

Goth Girl by Chris Riddell