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Year 5

This year, Mrs Myers will be teaching every morning and Mrs Ward will be teaching every afternoon.


Important Information

The School Day:

  • Children should arrive between 8:45 and 8:55 when registers will be taken promptly. If your child arrives after this time, they should enter via the main school office.
  • School finishes at 3:30pm Monday to Thursday and 2:15pm on a Friday.
  • Children wishing to be provided with a light snack at morning break should bring 50p to school every Monday.



  • PE lessons will be taught by Mrs Jones every Tuesday afternoon.
  • Children must come to school dressed in their PE kit and are not permitted to wear jewellery of any sort.



  • School reading books need to be read daily and the reading record signed by an adult. They will be checked every morning at school. If children wish to complete reading quizzes at home they can do so by accessing Accelerated Reader online.

  • Children bring home their green spelling log book each day. In this book, they record spellings which they have been finding challenging at school. Please support your child in practising these spellings until they feel confident. Once they can spell a word, adults are asked to initial it in their log books to indicate that children can now spell it.

  • Children are expected to practise their times tables daily by accessing TimesTableRockstars. 

  • Children will be set Maths homework tasks on Mathletics each Monday. These tasks will consolidate their learning from the previous week and must be completed by the following Monday when new tasks will be set.

  • Your child has been sent home their login details for each of these online learning tools. If they have lost or misplaced them, please inform a member of staff immediately so we can replace them. They can access the activities by following the links below.


Share our learning journey so far...


Academic Year 2021 - 2022




The Lost Thing

We have been reading The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan. It really piqued our interest  so we wrote our own versions of the fantasy narrative, employing all of the Year 5 writing skills that we have covered so far. 




North East Festival of Languages

We have been exploring the importance of learning new languages and the benefits it can have.

We created posters to encourage others to learn a new language and they have been entered into the North East "Languages Open Doors" competition. We are sure we have a winner among us...!




World Book Day

In our class novel, Archie's friend explains to him that being gay is only a small aspect of his dad's personality. He compares it to a cake being cut into different sized slices with each slice representing a different aspect of who we are. As part of our World Book Day Celebrations, we created our own cakes to represent  our individuality.




Reading with Pride...!

Our current class novel is Me, My Dad and the End of the Rainbow by Benjamin Dean. 



"Things aren't going great for Archie Albright. His dad's acting weird, his mum too, and all he wants is for
everything to go back to normal, to three months before when his parents were happy and still lived together.
When Archie sees a colourful, crumpled flyer fall out of Dad's pocket, he thinks he may have found the answer.
Only problem? The answer might just lie at the end of the rainbow, an adventure away."


We are completely absorbed by Archie's discovery that his dad is gay and we cannot wait to join him on his journey of  understanding  at London Pride. We have researched the history of Pride as part of LGBTQ+ awareness month and we have written notes to a nervous Archie to convince him why it is a good idea to go to Pride. We have even designed banners for him to take along now that we understand the significance and importance of Pride for ourselves!




International Christmas Decoration Exchange

We have created our own decorations to send to 30 schools across Europe. It was safe to say that we were delighted when we began to receive decorations back from schools in Poland, France, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Austria, Greece and Romania! We were also fascinated to find out how the children celebrate Christmas in their home countries. Our international Christmas tree looks simply stunning too...




Year 5 are Mini-Police!




The Dam

The children were fascinated by the time capsule that Mrs Myers found at Kielder Water. Upon opening it, we discovered some mysterious, old photographs, some sheet music and a letter...




This led us to read The Dam which is a beautifully illustrated picture book, based around the history of Kielder. 



We used the book as a starting point to find out more about the author of the letter and about the history of Kielder itself. We finally created these impressive travel brochures to encourage visitors back to Kielder, following COVID19...




Year 5 Qualities

We have spent a great deal of time considering the most important qualities for a Year 5 pupil at Prince Bishops and we are delighted to announce that we have them by the bucketful...!




Our Class Novel

This term, our class novel is Cogheart by Peter Bunzl. 



When 13-year-old Lily's inventor father vanishes after a Zeppelin crash, Lily is determined to hunt down the truth behind his disappearance, helped by Robert, the local clockmaker's son, and her wily mechanical fox Malkin. 


Explore the text and its author further using the website link below:

We are already engrossed in the story and desperate to find out what has happened to Lily's father, John!


We have been fascinated by the mechanical characters we have met so far but have also been horrified by the way in which they have been treated by some of the humans in the story. We have designed our own mechanimals who each have their own unique personalities, characteristics and talents and we have reflected on this poignant quote from the text:


"Feelings and intuition, love and compassion, those are the things that make a soul, not blood and bones or machine parts."


Jasmine has enjoyed the story so much that she has bought her own copy and had it signed by the author!





Maths - Place Value

Our first unit of work this year focuses on understanding the value of numbers up to 1 million.  To begin, we recapped our Year 4 number skills by exploring how many different ways we could represent numbers with 4 and 5 digits. We then investigated what generalisations could be made when adding and subtracting 1s, 10s, 100s and 1000s to these numbers.





In Year 5, we LOVE French!

We have spent our first few lessons recapping and extending useful language and investigating the differences between French and English sounds and spellings. We have also explored how familiar word and phrases can be combined in different ways  in order to understand and build simple, meaningful sentences. We have particularly enjoyed playing speaking and listening games with the days of the week and weather phrases.