Coalway Junior School

Year 5, Classes 5 & 6

Welcome to Year 5!


The Year 5 team are Mrs Geer, Mr Scrivins, Mrs Fortet, Miss Henderson, Mrs Ball and Mrs Mason. 


In English during Term 6 we are continuing with our fiction unit of writing looking at 'The Present'. This links perfectly with our PSHE units and is based on a short animation. The animation is about a boy who receives a puppy as a present but all is not what it seems. For one of our experience days we even get to meet Mrs Geers new puppy!




In Geography this term our focus is Energy and Sustainability. Over the term we will look at what sustainability means and why it is important, different types of renewable and non-renewable sources of energy as well as learn about cities in Brazil and Germany who are a step ahead when it comes to sustainable development.


During Guided Reading we will be continuing with our work based on the story 'The Savage'. We will also be looking at the picture book 'Cicado' and listening and responding to 'The Circle of Life' from the Lion King. 


Weekly Homework Tasks

You must read at least 3 times each week to an adult at home. Each time you read, you must get your reading record signed by an adult. Please bring this into school every Monday to be checked. Each week we ask that you complete an activity in your reading record from the Reading tasks set for you.

Remember to complete your My Maths homework. This will help you to practise what we have been learning in class.

Try and use Lexia at least once a week for 20 minutes. Lexia is fantastic for helping with reading and comprehension skills.

We want to be super spellers! You need to use Spelling Shed at least 3 times each week. This will help you to understand the Year 5 spelling patterns as well as practice spelling rules from your previous years.


Your PE t-shirts should be in your house colour and clothes with logos and stripes should not be worn. You will need to bring your indoor and outdoor PE kit and leave it in your locker to change into for the lesson. Our indoor PE lesson will take place on a Wednesday afternoon and our outdoor PE lesson on a Friday afternoon.