Year 5 2021 - 2022

Mr Campbell


Year 5: Mr Campbell’s Class

Spring Term 2022

Hello and welcome to our Year 5 class page.  On here you will find everything you need to know about what your child is learning at school. 


During this term, we will be learning all about our early settlers,  the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings.

Alongside developing key historical skills such as chronology and source evaluation, we will be enriching our curriculum through preparing and cooking Anglo-Saxon food during Forest School, a visit to Liverpool World Museum to learn all about the every-day lives of our early settlers and  examining some very special artefacts.  Undoubtedly, the children will enjoy our cross-curricular approach to this topic as we establish which paints and colours would have been used for decorating our own Saxon jewellery and how the language introduced by the Vikings is still very evident today in the names of our towns and cities today.


In English, we will be building on the skills we have developed in Autumn term with a real focus on edit and improving the basics.  We will strive to become more consistent in our use of full stops, commas and capital letters, whilst securing our understanding of direct speech.  We will mainly be following two texts through the spring – The Hunter and The Darkest Dark.  Through our work on The Hunter by Paul Geraghty, we will be using our narrative skills to write from a range of different viewpoints whilst using relative clauses to add more details to our sentences.  Whilst immersing ourselves in the atmospheric world of space through The Darkest Dark by Chris Hadfield, we will be learning how to write consistently in a formal tone through the genre of biography writing and using adverbials for cohesion across and within paragraphs.


During Spring term, there will be a big emphasis on the basic skills in mathematics.  Because some of the concepts being explored being new to the children, a good knowledge of times tables and number bonds will be imperative.  We will begin by securing our understanding of written methods of multiplication up to 4 digit by 2 digit numbers before exploring short division with remainders (the bus stop method).   The children will then move onto our work on fractions which will include equivalent decimal values, as well as adding, subtracting and simplifying fractions whilst using concrete, pictorial and abstract methods.

As always, we will be focusing on the children securing key fluency skills before challenging themselves with problem solving and reasoning challenges.

Religious Education

In RE this term, we will be learning about inspirational people who make - or have made - the world a better place.  We will be sharing the people who inspire us and the reasons why before reflecting on the life of Josephine Bakhita.  We will also be discussing our favourite saints and studying what made them such good role models for us to follow.  Finally, we will be studying what it takes to be a true disciple and reading what Jesus teaches us in the messages he passed on to his disciples.  


At home there are many different ways in which you can support your child with their learning this year. Each week, Google Classsroom will have details of reinforcement activities that can be completed in Home Learning books. There are also the Mathletics and Times Table Rockstars apps that the children are warmly invited to use as regularly as possible. Children should also continue to read every night and to have their reading logged in their reading record each time.  It is imperative that pupils read aloud regardless of their book band level.   Should I find a particular area of weakness in which I feel a child needs more work, I will note this in their planner along with an activity to help support them.

Open invitation

You are always welcome to chat with myself after school, or to make an appointment.  Thank you once more for your ongoing support.  Together everyone achieves more, so it is much appreciated.

Mr Campbell



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St Mary of the Angels Primary School, Rossall Grove, Little Sutton, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire CH66 1NN