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Church Lane, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN5 7EZ


Barnburgh Primary School

Learning to shine together


Year 5 2019 to 2020

Welcome to Year 5!

Teacher: Miss Appleyard 

TA: Mrs Wilkinson

Autumn 2 Newsletter:

Dear Parents/Carers,

It has been a real pleasure seeing the children again and watching them start to mature into brilliant Year 5 students. It has been a fantastic but busy start to the year. So far this year we have learnt lots about the Ancient Egyptians and have discovered lots of information about Pharaohs and Gods. As mathematicians we have worked on place value, addition and subtraction. Across the topic sessions we have created some amazing Egyptian Nemes, bread and water jugs – the children worked incredibly hard on them! We are all now really looking forward to our residential to High Adventure in Skipton! This half-term sees the children continue to learn about Ancient Egypt. The children will also be creating poppies for the whole school remembrance display.

In English, the children will be working hard to develop their knowledge and skills in a variety of genres, linked to our topic. Before that, we will be starting off the half term by writing a recount of our residential.

In maths we will be focusing on multiplication and division before moving on to looking at perimeter and area. The children will also continue to work hard on their times tables and basic skills in their arithmetic sessions on a Friday. To enable the children to access the learning more easily, children are still expected to continue learning their times tables at home, using TT Rockstars for their homework.



PE – For this half term, Year 5 will now be having PE on a Tuesday afternoon, rather than a Friday. Please ensure that PE kits are in school from the start of the week, wherever possible.  

Home Learning Tasks – Your child will receive home learning tasks on a Thursday which need to be completed by the following Friday. This includes: reading 3 times a week at least, practising their spellings on Spelling Shed and their times tables on TT Rockstars.

Reading - Children should also be encouraged to read at home each night independently or with an adult. As the children become more confident readers we would like to encourage them to read a variety of different genres and to read books, magazines or comics that they love to read. It would be great to see more children choosing a book which they are really going to persevere with and read from cover to cover. We are really trying to encourage this in class!


Thank you once again for your continued support

Miss Appleyard & Mrs Wilkinson



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Year 5 School Councillors

Anais Jackson & Joe Little

Remembrance Day Poppies: As part of a whole school project, Year 5 have used their D&T skills to make their own poppies.

World Mental Healthy Day 2019

On Thursday 10th October, Barnburgh Primary School took part in World Mental Healthy Day. In the Year 5 classroom, KS2 children completed some art therapy. Year 5 then completed some GoNoodle mindfulness exercises. 

Year 5/6 Anti Social Behaviour Talk - 8.10.19

On Tuesday 8th of October, Y5 and Y6 learnt about anti-social behaviour and criminal offences. Anti social behaviour is when other people's actions make you nervous, upset or frightened and a criminal offence is when you break the law. You can be arrested from the age of 10 or over and you might not be in a child's cell, you could be in an adult one. An anti-social could be something such as: egging windows and a criminal offence could be something such as: hedge hopper and damaging property or trespassing.


Written by: Laila Beniston, Anais Jackson & Evie Meakin (Year 5)

Year 5 Harvest Prayer at St Peter's Church - 7.10.19

Autumn Term Topic - Pharaohs 

As part of the 'Develop' stage of their Pharaohs topic, the Year 5's thought about how it was possible for the Ancient Egyptians to build those magnificent pyramids! They then had a go at making their own (much smaller) versions of pyramids using different mediums: cardboard, polystyrene, building bricks, lego and small sticks.

As part of the 'Develop' stage of their Pharaohs topic, Year 5 designed and made their own jug which needed to hold water. They looked at pots, jars and vases which the Egyptians would have used in their homes to carry water and then created their own designs.

As part of the 'Engage' section of their Pharaohs topic, Year 5 baked Egyptian flatbread. Bread was a key part of Egyptian's staple diet. The class made their own piece of flatbread and took it home to taste!

As part of the 'Engage' state of their Pharaohs topic, Year 5 used soap to make their own Egyptian cartouche, like the ones found in Tutankhamun's tomb. They engraved their names on the soap in hieroglyphics, just like Egyptians would have written in.

To start off the 'Engage' section of their Pharaohs topic, Year 5 made their own nemes (an Egyptian headdress), using either blue and gold paint or craft paper. They then had their photpgraph taken, to make it look as though they were wearing their nemes. Expectations:

Homework will be issued on a Friday and should be completed by the following Friday.

Children will be expected to complete:

  • Spelling Shed activities                                    
  • Times Tables Rockstar activities                   
  • Learn the Key Instant Recall Facts for that half term
  • Read to an adult at least three times a week. 


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Y5 Maths:

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Year 5/6 Spellings

End of Year 5 Curriculum Expectations

Year 5 Recommended Reading List