Welcome to Year 5 Jenkins Class!

It’s been a busy start to the year already, the children have settled really well into our new classroom and routines – well done everyone !

Useful information

PE days are Tuesday and Thursday ; we will be working with staff from William Howard to develop our skills this year. Please ensure that PE kit is in school every day in case the day changes at short notice. Please ensure that your child’s earrings can be fully removed for PE.

Homework is set on a Friday and must be returned on a Wednesday in their Yellow homework book.

ClassDojo continues to be the main method of communication with parents in Year Five. Keep checking dojo for messages and updates on your child’s learning through the week. 

 Our Learning this half term

In Maths, we are learning about the value of number and securing our knowledge of Roman Numerals, negative numbers and addition and subtraction of larger numbers .

In English, we are learning how to write a myth story as well as reading Norse poetry and learning to write a non-chronological report.

In our topic work, we will be learning about the Vikings including researching the gods, creating timelines and building a Viking longboat .


Take a look at our learning so far


Our class dojo page is here: https://teach.classdojo.com/#/classes/588392f3d91382ce3b08e340/points?_k=60n1vq (you’ll need to log in)

May 2018 Update

Topic – we have been learning about the uses of oil as an energy source and raw material for products as well as considering renewable energy sources. For the entry point to our topic, we created an oil slick and observed its movement and the potential impact of the environment.

PE – In PE we have been working with Carlisle United on Dance and Athletics as well as practising our gymnastic skills in our indoor skills lesson.


Science – As part of our topic on habitats and life cycles, we visitied Broomhills Farm to find out about how the farm looks after its animal inhabitants and protects habitats to ensure species survive.


Maths – we have been learning about measurement, shape and time including taking part in active maths lessons to combine PE and maths skills.


English – We have enjoyed learning about myths and legends including innovating the story of Arthur and the Sword in the Stone.

Year 5 Newsletter (September 2017)