Year 5



"Be The Best That We Can Be"

Miss Pedder

Class Teacher

Welcome to Class 5

Mrs Crowther

Teaching Assistant

I hope you have all had a brilliant summer and you’re recharged and ready for the new term!

First of all, I would like to say that I was really impressed with the summer homework that the children have completed. The homework is being displayed in class and has really helped to build up our immersive Viking environment.

This term our creative curriculum topic is the book ‘The Viking Boy’, which is linked closely to all of our subjects. In topic we will be learning all about the Vikings, and their history, making Viking shields and learning to write their alphabet.

In English this term we will be baking and writing instructions for Viking bread, writing recounts from different characters’ points of view in the story, creating a non-chronological report on Viking Gods and  writing a poem about the Valkyries.

In Maths this term we will be continuing to practise our times tables. Rehearsing these at home will really benefit your child’s mental maths abilities.  We will also be focusing on place value, adding and subtracting 4-digit numbers and solving problems involving multiplication and division.

In October, we will be going on an exciting trip to the Danelaw Viking Centre, details will follow.

General reminders

  • Please ensure that you read with your child 5 times a week. Asking your child questions about what they have read would be beneficial for their comprehension skills.
  • Please ensure your child has their indoor and outdoor PE kit in school all week and that all items are clearly labelled. Also note that children wearing earrings will need to remove them for sport or swimming.
  • The children will need their own water bottle to keep in class which they can access throughout the day and they will change their water regularly. Please make sure your child’s name is written clearly on their water bottle.
  • Please encourage your child to listen, concentrate and work hard.
  • Complete any homework and spellings weekly, and ensure these are handed in by  Wednesday of the following week.

Thank you for your support. I hope you are looking forward to the new term as much as we are!

Miss Pedder and Mrs Crowther


We have done lots of exciting things  this term so far! We have made Viking bread, made a large to scale model of the solar system outside with fruit and toilet roll and made Viking shields. Pictures to come!

Danelaw Viking Centre

Amazing artwork



It is national handwriting day today! Lots of children produced fantastic work - up-levelling and writing up work that we produced on Thursday. This work by Imogen really impressed me! Not only is her work neat, she also worked at a brilliant pace and focused really well.