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Wheatfield Drive, Bradley Stoke, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS32 9DB

Last update: 2023-05-17



Welcome to 5M & 5R

Our teachers are Mr Maxted and Ms Rutherford. Our teaching assistant is Mrs Tyagi.

Our PE days are on alternate Mondays and Tuesdays. Please send your child into school wearing weather appropriate clothing and shoes on their PE day. Class Timetables for this term are as follows: 




Please send your child into school wearing weather appropriate clothing and shoes on their PE day.

Term 5 Learning - Class Links

This section is for children's use in class - links will be added and can also be explored at home  

Purple Mash School Login Page: https://www.purplemash.com/sch/wheatfield-bs32 

Class Dictionary - https://kids.wordsmyth.net/we/ 


Thursday 18th April

Use these links to find more information to add to you non-chronological report plan:






Monday 24th April

Virtual Rainforest

The Rainforest Ecosystem

Layers of the Rainforest 



In term 5 we will be reading The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry, which links to our Geography learning on Rainforests.

In term 6 we will be reading Journey to Jo'burg by Beverley Naidoo, which will inspire our writing skills throughout the term. 

Both texts will provide a multitude of opportunities to explore various writing skills and reading skills. We will be following "The Write Stuff" approach to writing - please feel free to ask for more information 

We'll also be exploring related non-fiction and poetry. Through whole class reading lessons we will explore the skills of vocabulary, inference, prediction, explaining and summarising. As well as these, we will be exploring and learning texts from different sources across the term and focusing on our delivery of them.


We will be covering the following objectives:

  • Decimals - adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing 
  • Angles - identifying, compare, order, measure and using a protractor
  • Shape - quadrilaterals, length and angles, regular and irregular polygons 
  • Measurements - metric units, units of time, weight and length

Please encourage your child to practise their maths planets at home, which are tested on a Friday. Practise sheets and overviews are available on the Maths Planets page

Our Year 5 Fluency expectations are as follows: 

Number bonds to 10 and 100
Addition and subtraction within 1000
Count forwards and backwards in powers of 10 up to a million
Timestables and division facts up to 12x12
10, 100, 1000, 10 000, 100 000 more or less than
Factors and multiples
Count through 0 to negative numbers
Doubles and halves
Square, cube and prime numbers

Practising these will help your child feel secure and confident in maths. If you would like more information about any of these, or some suggestions for activities to do at home, please get in touch with Mr Maxted or Ms Rutherford.

Term 4 Wider Curriculum


This term in our wider curriculum we will be looking at RE, Science, Computing and DT.



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Home Learning


Children need to continue learning for their maths planets; alongside continued practice of times table and related division facts. Maths Planets will be tested each Friday and multiplication grids will be completed throughout the week. 


We ask that you read with your child 5 times a week. This only needs to be a 10 minute session and you don’t have to finish a whole book every time. We will be continuing with our ‘Reading Challenge’, so make sure you record each read in their log book as this will contribute.

Reading does not have to be limited to the books children bring home from school. It can include any books they have at home, reads with siblings or reading books from the local library.

Home Learning Guide 2022-2023

Spelling: Children are given a list of spellings at the start of each term, which will be tested each week. These spellings are in their homework book - a copy can be found here as well:

Year 5 Spellings Term 5 White Group

Year 5 Spellings Term 5 Blue Group

Contact Details

If you have any urgent queries which cannot be answered after school or by making an appointment then contact us below. 

Mr Maxted:


Ms Rutherford: