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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 - Thursday 23rd May 2019 - 3pm  



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: Watch this space!

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. 



Term 4's literacy learning will focus on the marvellous novel, Oranges in No-Man's Land. While improving our reading skills, we will be honing our writing toolkit with focus on using conjunctions, expanded noun phrases and embedded clauses to create fantastic sentences, which we can then link in coherent paragraphs. As always, we will also be having a big push on spellings and joined handwriting.


We will be focusing our attention on possessive apostrophes as well as using passive voice.



In term 4, children will come full in the curriculum and begin to consolidate and go into greater depth in place value, addition and subtraction as well multiplication and division. They will be getting to grips with fractions, decimals and percentages and hone the skill of applying their knowledge in a range of situations.

Home Learning


Every Friday, maths home learning will be set and should be handed in by the following Thursday. 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. 



Please choose any three tasks from the learning wall below. 

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

Thursday 28th February

Thursday 14th March

Thursday 28th March

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



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.


UPDATED: 22/1/19

Curriculum Overview

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


In term 4, 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.


In our PE sessions we will be learning how to play netball and working on our passing, receiving, positioning and shooting skills. In our indoor slots, we will be playing dodgeball, benchball or getting to grips with the gym apparatus.


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.


We will be exploring Christianity and answering the question: What is a synagogue?


Our Jigsaw topic this term is titled Healthy Living.In this unit we will be learning how to make life choices that keep us fit and healthy.


Children to develop their online set of protocols in order to keep safe online.
Children to  recognise inaccuracy and bias on the web and evaluate websites for
their validity


French - Bon appétit, bonne santé!


Updated 18/1/19





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?