Welcome to the year 5 class page! We are taught by Mr. Pottage and our teaching assistant is Mrs Petch.

Mr. Pottage

Mrs. Petch

We will be learning through many fascinating topics this term. Here are just a few of them:

History – Ancient Greece

Geography – investigating our world

Science – properties and changes of materials

Art – expressionism

Music – drumming

DT – architecture

Each week, we will have a set of words to learn for spelling, which we must practice in our book and get signed. Each Friday, we will have our spelling test.

Homework is set on Friday and handed back by the following Wednesday. It will alternate between maths and literacy. We should aim to read at least five times a week, we should keep our reading diary up to date and ask an adult to sign it. Remember to carry  reading books and diaries between school and home in our book bags.

Mr. Ellis will lead our PE sessions on a Monday morning. This term we will be developing skills in gymnastics. Please remember that PE kits should be a white t-shirt and black shorts for inside with dark-coloured joggers and a sports sweatshirt (no hood) for outside.

We look forward to having lots of fun through our broad and rich curriculum.

Here are just a few of our learning experiences so far from Year 5, 2023-24:


We created a model of the Solar System which helped us to appreciate its size and scale.


We created these clay masks inspired by the Taotie designs of the ancient Shang Dynasty in China.


After exploring and making pneumatics machines, we created out own pneumatic toys.


We began our health and wellbeing unit with some relaxation yoga.