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Colston's Primary School A Co-operative Academy

Celebrating Diversity, Learning Together

Welcome to Year 5!


Welcome to our Year 5 page. Here you will find aspects of our academic content, homework, websites for learning and useful information such as trips and forthcoming events. We are looking forward to an awesome year! 

Mr Millington, Miss Whittaker, Mrs Bush, Mrs Ward, Miss Morgan


Literacy and Numeracy

In this section of our web page we will provide regular updates regarding our literacy and numeracy learning. We will endeavour to provide the information before we teach the content so that parents/carers can talk about it with their children if they wish. 



This term we will be sticking with the awesome Michael Morpurgo and reading his book - This Morning I Met a Whale. The children will be exploring a variety of environmental issues  and writing persuasive letters to the Minister for Wildlife with regards to their concerns and

actions to be taken.

Our spelling focus for the next two weeks will be:

Week 1: Prefixes and their meanings

Week 2:  Words with letter strings sc (science), ch (characters) and gue (tongue)

(updated 26.04.17)


Week 1: Making sentences more descriptive with expanded noun phrases. 

Week 2: Adding fronted adverbials to sentences 

(updated 26.04.17)


This term we will be revisiting both mental and formal written multiplication and division methods and strategies. This will include the compact long multiplication  and short division methods. We will also be extending our  knowledge of fractions and their equivalence to decimals and percentages. As always, there will be lots of opportunities to put their skills into practice through real life contexts, practical tasks, games and puzzles.

(updated 26.04.17)

Home Learning


 Every Friday, online MyMaths tasks will be set. The tasks are designed to reinforce learning that has (hopefully) taken place during the week. Please help your child to complete this by the following Thursday. 


Please choose any three tasks from the learning wall opposite.

This home learning will be due in this term on the following dates:

Thursday 27th April 2017

Thursday 11th May 2017

Thursday 25th May 2017

If your child would like to do more of the learning challenges, this is absolutely fine!


Spellings are handed out on a Friday and due in on Thursday when we will have a spelling test. 


Curriculum Overview

Here you can find information regarding all other aspects of the curriculum for this term. 


In term 5, our topic is Wonderful Wildlife. In this exciting topic we will be carrying out a wildlife survey of our school ground and then taking some practical measures to improve its biodiversity. We will also become naturalist experts on a particular plant and animal species.


Tennis, Hockey(5M) and Rounders (5W). 


We will be finding out about the Blues - its origins and influences. The children will be working towards a Blue's performance with the correct chord progression, suitable lyrics and improvised passages.

Art and design:

We will be doing some charcoal drawings of desert animals in a workshop by the artist Abigail Reed. We will also be using our artistic eye to create our own wildlife documentaries. 




Relationships (Jigsaw)


How to cite a site - to acknowledge a source of information appropriately. 


German - taught by two lovely German students. 

(updated 26.04.17)

Here are some photos of us enjoying ourselves at Year 5 camp!