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Welcome to Year 5 class page

At Heathfield, we aim to provide children the best learning experiences to enhance their skills and knowledge. In Year 5 children will get various learning, both curricular and extra curricular to become life long learners.

Find all the relevant information for what will be happening in Year 5 on this class page.

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Mr Hussain

Miss Wilkinson

Mrs Philbrock


As a part of homework, children will be provided with various tasks to be completed over each half term. The tasks will be based around English, Maths, Big Question, and Science. Children will earn raffle tickets for each task completed. Children can finish the tasks at their own pace, ensuring all the tasks are done by the deadline provided. At the end of each half term, we will draw some raffle tickets from the class box where children will earn some prizes. 


Home Reading

At Heathfield, we encourage children to read and read more to improve their reading and comprehension skills. We have started Reading Promotion at Heathfield, where children earn Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum Awards, once they have read a certain number of books. To achieve these awards, children can take a book home, complete a book review, and then take a new book. 


 In Year 5 children will get various opportunities to enhance their skills in balancing, defending, striking, catching through sports like gymnastics, Rugby, and Hockey. Children must bring their PE kits to school every week. PE will take place on Friday.




At Heathfield, we encourage children to use their best handwriting at all times. To help children improve their handwriting we follow a scheme where children get to practice their handwriting in class every week. I would encourage children to carry on practicing their handwriting at home too. 


Times tables 

Times tables are practiced daily in Year 5. The expectation is that the children should now know all the times tables up to and including the 12 times tables. They play a key part in the maths lessons, specifically in areas such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and area.

Here is the link which children can use at home to practice and learn their times tables.

TT Rockstars

Big Questions

The Big Question concept is built around the principle of greater learner involvement in children’s work. Children use a Big Question, expressed as a question, as the starting point. Using the information gained from our school context, a series of small questions are then planned. The Big Question needs to make sense to the children and be something that is within their immediate understanding.


Each Big Question is planned in detail keeping in mind that children have the opportunity to enhance their personal skills, gain the relevant skills, and knowledge through detailed and structured lessons. We undertake pre-tasks to see what children already know and build on that knowledge as we go along. We also implement various retrieval practice techniques like quizzes, matching games to help children retain the learning in long-term memory.


Each term begins with the Big Question:

Autumn Term - Vikings: Vicious or Victorious?

Spring Term - What did the the 'Golden Age' give us?

Summer Term - Should Manchester be the next capital of England?

Autumn Term - Vikings: Vicious or Victorious?

In this term the children will explore why the Vikings came to Britain; how they travelled here; what Viking life was like and how it is different to life today.

Children will be encouraged to formulate their own opinions to answer the 'Big Question'.

Spring Term - What did the 'Golden Age' give us?
Track the development of the great Islamic city of Baghdad including trading practices and everyday life and compare it with contemporary cities in Western Europe. We will learn about the spread of Islam through the Middle East and beyond and the legacy of and continuing influences of early Islam.
Summer Term - Should Manchester be the next capital of England?
A look at the rise and fall and then rise again of Manchester from birth to modern day times. Manchester, in most eyes, is now seen as the the second city. How did it get there? What has Manchester ever given the world? Manchester, the next capital of England? Why not?