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Cotham Gardens Primary School

A Co-operative Academy

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 all looking forward to an awesome year! 

Mr Brett, Mr Millington & Miss Young 


You are invited to come and watch your child's assembly. Due to the increasing number of classes in school, there will only be one assembly per year now. Please see the dates below for when your child's is! 

Term 2 - 5Y - Thursday 20th December 2018 - 3pm 

Term 3 - 5M - Thursday 14th February 2019 - 3pm 

Term 5 - 5B - Date change due to polling day closure! The new date is Wednesday 22nd May 2019 - 2:50pm  



Every other Thursday, we'll be on our PPA day out of class for planning, preparation and assessment time. On these days the following people will teach in each class:

5B = Mr Williams

5M = Mrs Nicholls / supply teacher

5Y = Miss Markaki 


Learning support in Year 5

Mrs Walker supports the year group during the mornings and will usually spend time in each of the three classes throughout the week. 



Term 1: Camp at Dean Fields Study Centre - Monday 24th September to Wednesday 26th September / Wednesday 26th September to Friday 28th September

Term 2: Cinema to watch Coco - Wednesday 14th November 

Term 3: Aerospace Museum - Friday 15th February 

Term 4: ---

Term 5:  RWA art gallery sculpture exhibition - Tuesday 21st May 5Y - morning, Tuesday 21st May 5M - afternoon, Friday 24th May 5B

Term 6: 

(Updated 17/5/19)

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. 



SPELLINGS are still given out weekly and contain a mixture of common exception words and year 5 spelling programme words. Please find a copy of the words that year 5/6 children should read and spell below. 

READING should happen daily! Please ensure that your child has a reading book, is reading at home and can share what they're reading with you. It's so important that the children are supported to become life-long readers. 

WRITING in year 5 is usually joined and fluent. We ask the children to present their work neatly and to take pride in their work and how it's presented. 



This term's learning includes deepening our understanding of data collection and interpretation, and getting to grips with time in the 12 and 24 hour clock and solving problems within these areas. 

Pupils should be taught to:

  • solve comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in a line graph
  • complete, read and interpret information in tables, including timetables
  • solve problems involving converting between units of time Pupils use all 4 operations in problems involving time and money, including conversions (for example, days to weeks, expressing the answer as weeks and days).

We're also now moving on to multiplication and division.

Pupils should be taught to:

  • identify multiples and factors, including finding all factor pairs of a number, and common factors of 2 numbers 
  • know and use the vocabulary of prime numbers, prime factors and composite (non-prime) numbers 
  • establish whether a number up to 100 is prime and recall prime numbers up to 19 
  • multiply numbers up to 4 digits by a one- or two-digit number using a formal written method, including long multiplication for two-digit numbers
  • multiply and divide numbers mentally, drawing upon known facts
  • divide numbers up to 4 digits by a one-digit number using the formal written method of short division and interpret remainders appropriately for the context bus stop
  • multiply and divide whole numbers and those involving decimals by 10, 100 and 1,000 
  • recognise and use square numbers and cube numbers, and the notation for squared (²) and cubed (³) 
  • solve problems involving multiplication and division, including using their knowledge of factors and multiples, squares and cubes
  • solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and a combination of these, including understanding the meaning of the equals sign
  • solve problems involving multiplication and division, including scaling by simple fractions and problems involving simple rates

Home Learning



From now on, the children will receive one or two pieces of My Maths homework each week. This is to support the transition to Year 6 and also to try and improve the number of children taking part!

Every Friday, new tasks will be set and should be completed by the following Thursday evening. The questions and challenges will reinforce learning that has taken place during the previous week.

If your child is not yet fluent on the recall of their times tables, please could you ensure that regular practice of them is taking place at home. 

If you have any trouble logging in or completing the tasks, please let your teacher know ASAP! 





Keep those Reading Records up and running! As you move through each book you could:

  • comment on your thoughts after each chapter 
  • summarise what you've read that time
  • rate the text e.g. how many stars would you give it? 
  • write a recommendation for someone else
  • record the page number you've got to to save the spine of your book!  


Spelling word lists will be sent home every Friday and should be learnt using the Look, Say, Cover, Write spelling strategy as part of home learning. The children will be tested on these words the following Friday. Please encourage your child to practice the words on a daily basis as this is proven to help children retain spellings in the long term.


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Curriculum Overview

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


In term 4 and 5, our exciting topic is BRISTOL THROUGH THE AGES In the course of our learning, we will investigate our city's rich and fascinating history. We will look  into the demographic make-up of the city, and celebrating how the vibrant mix of cultures work together to make Bristol such a wonderful place to live.


This term it's tennis at the Bannatyne's courts. Please ensure trainers / plimsolls are worn! 


As part of our topic of BRISTOL THROUGH THE AGES, children will be learning a variety of songs from Sing Up as well as a couple of original compositions.

Art and design:

We will be doing some art based on BANKSY.








French - Bon appétit, bonne santé!


Updated 7/5/19





This is our song about managing our feelings when we find something hard or upsetting.

This is our song about the infamous Henry VIII.

Was he all that bad? See what you think after listening to our song.

This is our song about the Battle of Bosworth, the event which began the Tudor period.

And here's our song about the Mary Rose, Henry VIII's famous ship. 

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This is our first attempt at a 'music video'. What do you think?