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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5

Welcome to the Year 5 class page!

We are Elephant class!

Class teacher: Miss Haywood

Class teaching assisstant: Miss Astle


This term our learning project is Ancient Greece. We are learning to understand what Greek life was like and their influence on the western world. We are learning who the Greek thinkers were and their how their theories sparked change and impacted the world we live in today. During this project we are also developing our knowledge of what democracy is and how and why it was created.  We are exploring the structure of the Ancient Olympics and developing our sketching skills to draw Discobolus. We are also exploring the Spartan way of life and how this compared to the Athenian way of life. Finally, we are learning about the many wars during the Ancient Greece and how Alexander the Great became one of the greatest military generals who created a vast empire that spread from Macedonia to Egypt and from Greece to part of India.


This half term our The Write Stuff unit is ‘Rose Blanche‘. We are working hard to improve our writing by including a range of writing skills. New skills the we have learnt and now trying to use independently in our writing is parenthesis, relative clause and personification. Ask your child what these skills are to see if they can tell you what they are!


This half term our maths unit decimals and percentages. We are developing our mathematical knowledge by learning how to add and subtract decimals and multiply and divide decimals by 10, 100 and 1000 and compare, order and round decimals. We are also learning to read and write decimals as fractions and know decimal and percentage equivalents.


Reading is really important to help a child learn. It is important that every child reads at least 3 times a week. All children in Year 5 have a reading book and are able to choose other books from our library to read for pleasure.

Reading doesn’t have to be a reading book. It can be picture books, magazines or even newspapers!

Our class book that we are currently reading is ‘Who Let The Gods Out?’


In Year 5, PE is on a Monday and Thursday.

On Mondays we have a P.E session in school with our sports coach. Children can arrive to school in their P.E kits.

On Thursdays we have swimming sessions at Hucknall Leisure centre. Children need to arrive to school with their kit on underneath their uniform. Children must also bring a towel and underwear in a waterproof bag.

Earrings must be removed for all P.E sessions. Instructors will not allow children in the water with earrings in. Staff cannot remove these for children. 

How to be a great Abbeyhillian:

It is really important for children to have enough sleep, a balanced diet and plenty of exericise so they can be ready to learn.

We follow our school rules to keep everyone happy and safe at Abbey Hill. Our rules are:

  1. Kind hands, feet and words.
  2. Good listening
  3. Do what adults say.

At Abbey Hill we want to ensure we are confident communicators, have a good knowledge and understanding of the world and a strong sense of self.

Below are some pictures from our trip to The National Space Centre:


Must read 3 times a week!

Oxford Owl have an excellent variety of Ebooks for you to choose from. Here are just a few that would be good for Year 5 readers:

Click here to take you straight to the website.

Abbey Hill Primary and Nursery School