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Welcome to Yew 5

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Welcome to Year 5 - Yew


Our teacher is Mrs Akhtar and our teaching assistant is Mrs Hastings. 

We have 29 children in our class - 15 girls and 14 boys.



Home School Learning 

Useful websites to help you with your learning

Summer i Maths Target work

Maths work
Any classroom secrets work is differentiated. 

Orange group - D

Yellow and Green group - E

Blue and Purple group - GD


There are a range of writing activities. Along with this you could also keep a diary of your days whilst you are off school. 


Here are some comprehension activities to complete. Along with this you can read your own books, newspapers, magazines etc. 


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Remember to send me any of your work to our class email address year5@victoria.staffs.sch.uk.

If you have any questions about any of the work set please email me and I can help you.

Class Representatives


After holding elections in Yew 5 for our student council representatives we have selected Alishba and Rayaan. It was agreed that they would both be great representatives for Yew 5 and would do everything that they could to help the school and the class. They will attend meetings and help to make decisions to continue to improve our school.


Behaviour Ambassador


Each half term we will choose a behaviour ambassador for the class. In Yew 5 our behaviour ambassador for the Spring term 2 is Abdul R. He has been chosen for the way in which he conducts himself around school and in lessons. His role will be to keep the children in our class and school in line with the schools behaviour policy and encourage children to behave in the way that is expected.


Sports council


Our sports council representatives are Laiba and Ismaeel. 




Our SMART Bot representatives are Saira and Ahmed. 

Class Codes

  • Keep your hands and feet to yourself.

  • Respect everyone and everything.

  • Be a good listener and try your best.

  • Be proud to be in the Victoria team.

  • Show good manners.

Class Jobs 


Cloakroom - Sulayman and Etishaam

Reading corner - Laiba and Aamna

Eco Warriors - Inayah, M.Kadir and Kesha

Librarians - Mariya and Muhammad Ali

Information about year 5


In year 5 children will be given homework on the last Friday of the half term. They will then hand it in again the last Tuesday of the next half term. The children will have a range of activities to complete throughout the term relating to the topics we have covered in class.  

If you are asked to send anything by email you can send it to year5@victoria.staffs.sch.uk.

The children also have reading books and reading journals. Please take the time to listen to your child read, or if they are confident reading independently please sign their reading journals. We have a class library slot every Wednesday afternoon, where library books can be chosen and changed when necessary.

Yew 5 Weekly Timetable.

Curriculum overview for the year

Half term targets for reading and maths

Curriculum Resources


Please use these resources to support your child in their learning.



British Values


As part of out British Values in Year 5, we will be learning about democracy by encouraging the children to make decisions together. We will do this by holding class votes. We will hold votes for class representatives and we will vote every half term for our Behaviour Ambassador.


Respect and tolerance of each other are part of the values underpinned in our school. We will be looking at different topics in our lessons such as cultural, ethnical and religious diversity in the UK. We will be discussing the issues of racism, stereotyping and homophobia. 



Weekly Awards for Yew 5

Mathematician of the week - 

Reader of the week - Ismaeel 

Star of the week -

Behaviour award of the week -

Learning Character - Abdul R and Talhah

No Pens Day

For no pens day this year we carried out a range of activities where we didn't use pens. We completed a range of origami artwork, maths problem solving, space artwork with chalks and pastels and a fitness class. We had a great day not using pens.

Leicester Space Centre

As part of our science in Year 5 we look at Earth and Space. To help bring this to life we went on a trip to the Space Centre to add to our lessons we had in school. Whilst we were there we had a session on Earth and Moon which helped us to visualise the movement of the Moon, Earth and Sun. We also went on a tour of the centre and learnt a lot of facts about Space. We had a great day out.

Commando Joes

This year we are completing a range of missions from Commando Joes. The aim of these sessions are to build our teamwork skills, resilience, communication and many more key aspects of life. So far we have solved the mission for Tim Peake. We carried out 10 missions where we worked in teams to solve each mission. We have had a great time completing the activities and look forward to carrying out our other 2 missions.

Forest School


During the year we will be taking part in our outdoor learning sessions in our forest area. We had a great time looking at different trees and then collecting leaves and sticks. We then took our outdoor learning inside to the warmth. We have also looked at the animals we have in our forest and helped to build them new habitats.

Over the coming year we will have more sessions where we take our learning outside.

Examples of homework from Autumn 1


We were very pleased with the creativity by the children for their homework in Autumn 1. We displayed the Volcanoes around the room and erupted one of the models. We look forward to seeing what homework is produced in Autumn 2.

Burton Fire Station - Safe and Sound


On the 10th October we had our visit to the Burton Fire Station to learn all about how to keep ourselves safe when we are at home and out in the local area. Whilst we were there we learnt all about fire safety, road safety, water safety, first aid and e-safety. We really enjoyed our sessions on each of the areas and learnt a lot about how we can keep ourselves safe. All of the children were on their best behaviour and we had a great time. Thank you to Burton Fire Station for allowing us to take part in the sessions. 

National Poetry Day - Visit by Kurly


As part of our English lessons this half term we have been looking at poetry. We were very lucky to have a poet come and visit our school. Kurly was brilliant at performing poems and helped us to write our own poem to perform to the rest of the school about Natural Disaster. Thanks go to Kurly for coming in and helping us with this.

For national poetry day our theme for the school was food. We took this as an opportunity to eat some healthy snacks. We had carrot sticks, cucumber sticks and pepper sticks. We had a couple of different hummus to compliment our vegetables. All children tried these and the overall opinion was that it tasted nice. 

Apple Picking


We are very lucky at our school because have have a small Orchard of apple trees. As part of our year 5 things to experience we pick apples from a tree. We enjoyed picking the apples and then eating them at break times or taking them home. 

Reading Corner


Come in and immerse yourself in a book and let your imagination run wild. For this half term our class author is S F Said. Our class novel is Varjak Paw.