Bathampton Primary School

Together on a Learning Adventure

Year 5

Welcome to Year 5


In Year 5, Mr Dodgson is the class teacher and we are supported by ...

Mrs Davies will teach the class on Thursdays

Our PE days this term are Monday and Tuesday. Please come to school wearing your kit on these days.


Our forest school day this term is Wednesday 27th September



Our topic for terms 1 and 2 is Dynamic Dynasties

We will be exploring the what life was like in Ancient China exploring the importance of Bronze, Jade and silk, significant figures, warfare and the legacy of The Shang Dynasty today

Our class novel for the topic is The Firework Maker's Daughter by Phillip Pullman


The topic will also flow through our wider curriculum as we explore:

  • In English, warning stories and news reports
  • In Art we will study tints, tones and shades and Taoties
  • In Science we will explore forces
  • In DT we will design, make and evaluate moving mechanisms.


In Maths, we will continue to follow the WhiteRose scheme. In terms 1 and 2 we will be covering the following areas.

  • Place Value
  • Addition and Subtraction 
  • Multiplication and Division 
  • Fractions

If you wish to follow White Rose at home, you can see the yearly overview, small steps and individual lesson resources. 



Homework is set on Thursdays and is due on Tuesday each week. It is completed online (login details found in reading record books).
Homework will be set from Thursday 14th September.

Reading – pupils read a ‘scheme’ book (or novel if free-reader) with an adult at least five times a week. Please complete the reading record book your child brings home on Thursdays and ensure it is returned on Tuesdays.

DoodleMaths – pupils will be set activities to complete, based on in-class learning that week.

TTRockstars - By the end of Year 4, pupils are expected to know all times tables up to 12x12. Please practice regularly – certificates handed out regularly!

Spelling Shed - children will have access to Spelling Shed’s online platform where weekly spelling lists, set by the class teacher, can be found as well as games and activities to learn the spellings learnt in class. There will be a spelling test every Tuesday.

Library books and scheme reading books will be changed on Wednesdays.

Useful links to support learning at home:

BBC Bitesize

Timestables rockstars

Reading Challenge - Share what you are reading at home here.