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Year 5

Year Five

Mr Lewis (5B), Miss van Biljon (5Y) are supported by Mrs Barej, Mrs Hunt, Miss Khankhara and Miss Crump. 


At St. Helen’s we are committed to developing the whole child through a broad and balanced curriculum. We provide children with a wide range of learning experiences and exciting child lead focuses.


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Supporting Learning at Home

In year 5, the children are expected to progress towards being confident and independent learners. We recognise the extremely important role parents play in their child’s education and believe that parental support at home with homework and projects are essential in helping children to achieve in education.
The children are given an hour of maths and English homework each week, as well as spellings to learn and a reading record to fill in.
We hope the children read widely and for pleasure, to help them the children will always have a reading book borrowed from the class library.

Homework is provided to your child every week. This homework links to work that they have been doing in class. Children have access to GSuite accounts; and as we move with the times homework in KS2 will be more increasingly set through this electronic platform. Please therefore refer to the GSuite Parent Guide to increase your confidence with how to use it when engaging with home learning. Please click here for the guide.

Year Five Expectations

In all subjects, the year 5 children are given a teacher assessment. This happens throughout the year to ensure all children are making progress. The children’s attainment is measured using the bands below. The end of year 5 expectation is 5S. The children in year 5 are then assessed against the Target Tracker bands to ensure all children are making good progress.


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The end of year five expectation is a 5S.

News & Photos 

This half term year 5 have explored using ordinance survey maps. These maps contain a large amount of detail and to be able to read them accurately the children learnt how to use six-figure grid references.

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As part of our Religion topic we looked at how showing solidarity can support our friends in overcoming difficulties. We then created role play scenarios which demonstrated how we can support our friends and help them to not give up in times of difficulty.


To conclude our Science topic from last half term we used Now Press Play. This immersive experience took the children of 5B on a journey to Mars. On the journey children experienced weightlessness and explored the solar system.




Useful Links

English Links

Description: Fantastic selection of reading, spelling and writing activities.

BBC Bitesize
Description: This website is packed with games and activities to support your child's learning in school.

Maths Links

Active Learn
Description: Use your child’s login to access lots of fun and interactive games.

ICT games
Description: A selection of fun games to support mathematical skills.