Barnsbury Primary School and Nursery Barnsbury Primary School and Nursery
Believe Persevere Succeed

Year 5


Learning Objectives

what we will be learning in class this week:

Week Commencing Monday 16th April 2018

Topic Title


Making New Materials


To use inference to ask and answer questions on a text.

To compare texts of a similar type.

To identify and use phrases and clauses.



Year 5 are looking at words ending in shus spelt –cious. For example, precious, ferocious and vicious. The -ci makes the sh sound and the -ous sounds like us. -cious = shus 

The word ‘spacious’ is an adjective because it describes somewhere as ‘big’ or ‘having a lot of space’. The noun is the word ‘space’, which can be a place with nothing in it. If a noun ends in -ce, we usually use the ending -cious for the adjective. We can add suffixes to some of our words, too. Let’s do some word building with these and other words ending with -cious, shus.



















To round, order and compare decimals. 

To find equivalent decimals, fractions and percentages. 



To plan a fair test.

To record findings accurately.

General Information



Timestable Rockstar

Please click here to see the Timestable Rockstar Letter

Logging into to the program at home;
 Go to or download the Timestables Rockstar App from the App store.
 You can create a bookmark or favourite for this web address.
 Go to Login (these details are in your children’s reading diaries). Once you are logged in, you will be
asked to create an Avatar and choose a rockstar name for yourself.
 You now need to choose your venue. The Garage and Arena are specifically set questions set by your
class teacher. The Festival and Studio have timestables questions randomly selected up to 12x12.
 Your child will be challenged to see how many timestables questions they can answer in a set amount of
time. As they complete challenges, they can earn Rock Status! We recommend using this programme
for 10 minutes a day.
 For more guidance and help, please see



Whole School Curriculum plan 2017/18

Primary National Curriculum 


Parent Planners

Each term, before the children embark on their learning in a new topic, we send home a Parent Topic Planner explaining for parents and carers the learning opportunities across the curriculum that each child will receive. Teachers select and suggest useful websites and places to visit which will enhance and prepare the child for the topic they are about to start. There are also useful dates and a bank of topic words that families may choose to talk through with their children.

Year 5 Parent Planner Summer 2018

Year 5 parent Planner Spring 2018

Year 5 Parent Planner Autumn 2017


Year 5 French Planner Autumn 2017

Year 5 French Planner Spring 2018


Year 5 Spelling Expectations

Year 5 Vocabulary, Grammar & Punctuation 

English Appendix 1 

End of Year 5 Expectations 

Timestables Expectations

Year 6 expectations- By the end of year 4, pupils should have memorised their multiplication tables up to and including the 12 multiplication table in year 5 they must develop their precision and fluency. 


Parent Workshop Presentations 

Parent Workshop Presentationsplease click on the blue links below to open the presentation  

Year 5 New Academic Year Parents Information Meeting Presentation 
Supporting Developing Reading and Comprehension
Growth Mindset Presentation


Homework and spellings can be found in the pupil zone