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Dear pupils and parents, wit's hard to believe but we're into the Summer term already. We have lots of fun topics and learning coming up, so check back here for any updates. Also, this term we will be adding some pieces of work from the children to the website, so be sure to check out the relevant section further down the page later in the half-term.  


Mr Duffy & Mrs Grange



In the first half of summer term, PE will remain on Tuesdays and Fridays. Both PE sessions will be outdoor lessons (dependent on weather) so children will need to wear their outdoor PE kit. 


Upcoming Events:


Tuesday 30th April- Local walk down The Avenue to look at flood damage from Boxing Day floods- outdoor clothing required. 

Tuesday 30th April- Final Squash session at CALSA- indoor PE kit required.

Thursday 9th May- Visit to East Keswick nature reserve. 

Tuesday 21st May - time tbc - Parent Topic Invite

Monday 15th July - time tbc - Parent Topic Invite 'Space'


Latest News:



Year 5 Reading

Children in year 5 should still read to parents as often as possible, and should aim to record any questions that are asked of them in their reading records at least once per week. They will also still need to record any reading done each day. Guidance on questions that parents can ask is attached in the documents section at the bottom of the page. There are no set texts for pupils to read in Year 5, although we do ask that children read as wide a range of text types as possible. 



Homework expectations

In addition to the online homework and learning log tasks, children are asked to continue reading daily, practising times tables and learning spellings. In addition to six new orange words to learn weekly, we will be recapping four that we have previously learned. Each half-term, there will be a test on all of the orange words learned so far. The full list of Orange words (year 5/6 statutory spellings) is attached at the bottom of the page. 




Our Curriculum 



Our Topic for the first half of Summer Term Term will continue to be Rivers, with a local history/geography focus. 




Writing: This half term, we will be looking at newspaper reports, character descriptions and mood/atmosphere in fiction writing. In each of these pieces of writing, we will be checking the following success criteria statements:

  • I can use a wide range of clause structures, sometimes varying their position within the sentences.
  • I can use commas, dashes and brackets to add parenthesis
  • I can use commas to mark phrases and clauses and to provide clarity or avoid ambiguity.
  • I use a range of sentence starters to create specific effects.
  • I can use relative clauses within my sentences. 
  • I can use and punctuate speech correctly.
  • I can use modal verbs and adverbials to provide degrees of certainty or possibility.
  • I can use adverbs, preposition phrases and expanded noun phrases to add detail, qualification and precision.


Reading skills and comprehension

Please continue to read a variety of different texts at home. Once you have read, write down the questions you have been answering (but not the answers) in your Reading Record.


As the children progress through school, the level and type of questions that they are asked in reading tasks increases in difficulty. This term we will be spending a lot of time focusing on authorial technique, which requires the children to think about why authors make specific vocabulary and phrasing choices and the intended impact on the reader. 


A good tool to help support this skill at home can be found at

Although the questions on this site can be a bit basic, they introduce the concept quite well so that parents can help support by asking these types of questions when reading with children.




This term, we will be focusing mainly on decimals and percentages. 


  • multiply proper fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers, supported by materials and diagrams
  • read and write decimal numbers as fractions [for example, 0.71 = 71/100 ]
  • recognise and use thousandths and relate them to tenths, hundredths and decimal equivalents
  • round decimals with 2 decimal places to the nearest whole number and to 1 decimal place
  • read, write, order and compare numbers with up to 3 decimal places
  • solve problems involving number up to 3 decimal places
  • recognise the per cent symbol (%) and understand that per cent relates to ‘number of parts per 100’, and write percentages as a fraction with denominator 100, and as a decimal fraction
  • solve problems which require knowing percentage and decimal equivalents of 1/2 , 1/4 , 1/52/5 , 4/5 and those fractions with a denominator of a multiple of 10 or 25



This half-term, we will be studying two different science topics- properties and changes of materials and forces. 











Long Multiplication for Y5 at CLEH

As per our calculation policy, this is the method that children from year 5 onwards must use for long multiplication.