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Year 5


Curriculum Overview 2017-18

Click here to view or download the Year 5 curriculum overview.

Autumn Term 2018

This term the class will be going on three Educational visits.  These visits will provide a fun and valuable learning experience which will link with teaching back at school.  This was highlighted as a strong feature of our school by OFSTED on their visit.

Monday 10th September (Mr Nichol)

Wednesday 12th September (Mr Warren)

Thursday 13th September (Mr Winter)

Helmsley Castle


Friday 5th October (Mr Winter)

Wednesday 10th October (Mr Warren)

Thursday 18th October (Mr Nichol)

Silksworth Athletics Track and Durham Castle


Monday 12th November (Mr Warren)

Wednesday 14th November (Mr Nichol)

Thursday 15th November (Mr Winter)

Discovery Museum, Newcastle

Homework and Spelling

Homework will be given out every Friday and needs to be completed and returned to school by the following Wednesday. Maths homework will be linked to developing the arithmetic skills which are being taught that week. Another short homework task will be set, and this may well be related to English, but could be a research question connected to which ever theme the children are studying at the time. If the children need Internet access for the research, and this is not available at home, arrangements will be made for them to complete the work in school. Children are also encouraged to take home their spelling books and reading books every night so that they can practise and improve.

In addition to this there is a list of words that the children will be learning throughout the year.  Any support and practice that you can do at home would be most beneficial.


Year 5 Spelling List


Autumn 1 Spelling Rules


Autumn 2 Spelling Rules

Helmsley Castle



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Silksworth Athletics Track and Durham Castle



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Discovery Museum, Newcastle



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