Bathampton Primary School

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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5 (Imagination Tree Class)


In Year 5, Mr Dodgson is the class teacher and we are supported by Mrs Liana-Stellmach

Mrs Davies will teach the class on Thursdays

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


Our forest school day this term is Wednesday 10th July



Our topic for Term 5 and 6 is Sow, Grow and Farm

We will be exploring plants, growing and farming in the UK and around the world - There are lots of opportunities for outdoor learning in this topic, so please ensure your child has a pair of wellies and a waterproof coat in school each day.

Our class novel for the topic is The Secret Garden by Francis Hodgson Burnett


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

  • In English, we will explore portal stories and discussion texts
  • In Art we will study Natures Art
  • In Science we will explore life cycles of plants, animals and humans
  • In DT we will be making seasonal soups


In Maths, we will continue to follow the WhiteRose scheme. In terms 5 and 6 we will be covering the following areas.

  • Decimals and Percentages
  • Perimeter and Area
  • Statistics
  • Adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing decimals
  • Shape
  • Position and Direction

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).

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


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 Mondays

Useful links to support learning at home:

BBC Bitesize

Timestables rockstars

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




White Rose Home learning workbooks