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Y5 - Elephant


Welcome to Year 5


Our teachers are Mrs King (Monday, Tuesday and Friday) and Mrs Gransden (Wednesday and Thursday). We are also lucky to have Mrs Jones as our teaching assistant in the mornings. Mrs Spindler and Mrs Frost also work in our class.



We are going to kick start our learning in Year 5 with 'My City' a topic where we discover true city of Bristol and investigate well known historical figures such as John Cabot - What did he do? Why was he important?


Later on in the year we will find out about how our heart beats in our 'Heart of the matter' topic. Investigate where chocolate comes from and find out how it is made, we may even enter the 'Dragon's Den!'. On the way we will zoom through a Viking invasion and find out what happened to Britain after the Romans left.


PE this term is on  ........

Swimming in term 1 is on .... afternoons.

Please make sure children have the appropriate kit in school for PE and swimming lessons. Earrings cannot be worn for physical activities and should be removed (children should be able to do this themselves). Shoulder-length hair should also be tied up.


Reading - Please help us at home with our reading. You should be reading at least 3x per week at home, ideally everyday! Don't forget to record in the yellow reading records. This should  be in school every day!  Below is a list of books that we have enjoyed, we would love to hear if you have enjoyed them too. 



  • Pig Heart Big - Malorie Blackman
  • Hacker - Majorie Blackman
  • The Eighteenth Emergency - Betsy Byars
  • Figgie Hobbin - Charles Causley
  • Moondial - Helen Cresswell
  • The Green Children - Kevin Crossley-Holland
  • Children in Winter - Berlie Doherty
  • Elidor - Alan Garner
  • The Iron Woman - Ted Hughes
  • The Secret Platform - Eva Ibbotson 
  • Just So Stories - Rudyard Kipling
  • Maphead - Leslie Howarth
  • The Daydreamer - Ian McEwan
  • The Exiles - Hilary McKay
  • The Wreck of the Zanzibar - Michael Morpurgo
  • Earthways Earthwise - Judith Nicholls
  • Matt's Millions - Andrew Norris
  • The Highwayman - Alfred Noyes
  • Krindlekrax - Philip Ridley
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - J. Rowling
  • How Dogs Really Work - Alan Snow
  • The Capricorn Bracelet - Rosemary Sutcliff
  • Pigeon Summer - Ann Turnbull
  • The Mennyms - Sylvia Waugh
  • Charlotte's Web - E. White
  • The Lottle Project - Jacqueline Wilson


Mighty Multiples- We should also regularly revise number bonds, times tables and division facts up to 12 x 12, as this will help with our learning in Year 5. Why not have a go at some of the games below to help you?


About Mrs King & Mrs Gransden
We are very excited this year to be teaching Year 5 this year in a brand new classroom. We can't wait to get into our new classroom and make it a special learning home for us all together. We both enjoy spending time outdoors and we love PE, so be prepared to work hard as a team, we will keep you on your toes!



Don't forget to check our page for photos about what we've been up to in and out of class. We love to tweet, so follow us @BarleyClose. We have a Facebook page now too, so make sure to "Like" us to follow our news and updates.



  • Barley Close Community Primary School
  • Barley Close, Mangotsfield, Bristol
  • United Kingdom, BS16 9DL
  • Tel: 01454 867090
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