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Whingate Primary School

Whingate Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS12 3DS
Headteacher: Stephen Archer

01132 638 910

Welcome to Year 5!

In Year 5 we work together with Mrs Sheikh, Miss Smith, Mrs Myers, Miss Hardaker, Mrs Gatenby and Miss Loney.

Year 5 Long-Term Plan 2018/19

Below is our long-term plan for this. It gives an overview of all the different learning that will take place over this year.

Autumn Term

This term, most of our learning has been about the Victorians. In history, the children have learned about the life and achievements of Queen Victoria. Next, they will be learning about the Industrial Revolution and its impact upon the people of Leeds. The children are really looking forward to our trip to Thackray Medical Museum, which will extend and develop their knowledge and understanding of the Victorians further. In literacy, they have been writing recounts linked to the book Street Child - a story about an orphan living in Victorian London. Soon, they will be writing non-chronological reports about Victorian Britain.


Y5 Author Focus - Roald Dahl

In Year 5, our author focus is Roald Dahl. A wide selection of books by Roald Dahl will be available as home readers, and the children will be encouraged to read as many of these as possible over the year. We will also be reading some Roald Dahl books in class later on in the year. This will help children to build up a strong understanding of the themes and conventions of texts by this author.



After success with this resource last year, we have signed up to the Reading Plus online resource. Your child will have opportunities in school to access the website but will also be able to use the site at home. The programme is focused upon increasing reading speed and fluency as well as securing understanding of a wide variety of texts. If your child has any problems accessing the website from home, please speak to a member of the year 5 team.




Each week, children will be expected to complete a variety of homework tasks to support their in class learning. Tasks include:

Spelling - Spelling list to complete and extra spelling activities to earn Spellvis points

Maths - Arithmetic test and activities from either the Maths Family Toolkit or Maths With Parents.

Homework will be given out on Fridays and we expect it to be returned on or before Wednesday of the following week. 

Children will also be expected to read each week and return their book bag on their designated day, signed by an adult. All books books read (chapters in longer texts) will count towards the reading challenge.

If you have any problems accessing the maths homework online or your child finds any of the homework tasks too tricky, please come and speak to a member of the year 5 team.

Spellvis Challenge!

Every week, children need to complete a minimum of 100 points  in their spelling journal. Awards will be given to children as they meet the different milestones. There will also be an award for Speller of the Week - the child who puts the most effort into their spelling journal homework.

PE Days

Outdoor PE - Tuesdays

  • White t-shirt
  • Black/Navy shorts or jogging bottoms
  • Trainers
  • Tracksuit top for colder sessions

Indoor PE - Wednesdays

  • White t-shirt
  • Black/Navy shorts

 Please ensure your child also has their trainers in school everyday to enable them to get the most out of our new running track.