Year 5 Information

All of the Year 5 curriculum information and newsletters

Welcome to Year 5.

We hope you all had a fantastic summer holiday. We are feeling refreshed and so excited to start the new academic year off with ‘It’s all Greek to me!”

We are very much looking forward to meeting you all at the “Year Group Welcome Meeting” on Thursday 4th October in the School hall at 9.05.

If you have any questions please feel free to email us or contact a member of the Year 5 team and we will do our very best to help.

Our topic and areas for learning this half term

We will be looking at a variety of Greek myths this term, including Theseus and the Minotaur and The Labours of Heracles.

Feel free to explore some Greek myths with your child at home. There are some interactive myths available on the website:

Rainbow Theatre Visit

On the Tuesday the 2ndwe have a visit from the Rainbow Theatre Company with their “Child in Ancient Greece” Workshop production.


In Maths our focus for will be on place value, the four operations (+, -, x, ÷) and statistics.


We will be looking at a variety of different writing styles this term including, writing in role, writing to persuade and to describe. Children will also be learning spelling, grammar and punctuation skills required by the Year 5 curriculum.


As well as reading Greek myths within class, children should be reading their AR books every day, at school and at home.


In Geography we will look at the location of Greece within Europe and in relation to the UK.


In line with our topic we will be looking at different aspects of daily life in Ancient Greece. We will explore the legacy left behind by the Greeks including the Olympics, architecture and inventions. We will also find out about the Greek gods and goddesses.


We will design and make Greek style vases and plates.


In Science this term we will be investigating forces.


The focus of Computing in term 1 will be around E-Safety and word processing.

Growth Mindset

Our whole school learning power for the autumn term is Engagement and our character that represents that learning behaviour is the wide-eyed owl, called Barney.

Barney Owl

I come in to school each morning ready to work.
I can concentrate on my work for a sustained period of time.
I have a positive attitude to my own learning and towards other people’s learning.
Barney Owl


The children will be given 10 weekly spellings for the whole term on a sheet, which will need to be practised at home. These are from the National Curriculum list of statutory words. Spellings will be tested each week.
Children are expected to read EVERY night for approximately 20-30 minutes. Further information about how to support your child with reading will be sent out on a separate sheet.
We will be sending home a pack of times tables and divisions. Your child should know which one they are currently working on. These will be tested weekly.
A piece of MyMaths homework will be set every week. This needs to be completed online. Login details will be sent out shortly.
Each term it is expected that the children create a piece of homework linked to their topic. There will be a choice of activities for your child to choose from. This will be to develop skills other than English and maths and should be completed by the end of Term 1. Children will be informed of these choices shortly.


Year 5 Curriculum Information - Term 2


Year 5 Curriculum Information - Term 1

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Grovelands School, Dunbar Drive,
Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 3UW.

Staff Contacts

  • Headteacher: Mr Jon Goulding
  • School Secretary: Mrs Carol Williams
  • Chair of Governors: Mr Paul Young
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead:  Mrs M McKay
  • Inclusion Leader: Ms C Adams
  • Deputy DSLs:  Miss K Swaine, Ms C Adams,
    Mr J Goulding