Welcome to Year 5

Cheadle Hulme Primary School Year 5 bookshelf

Summer Term in Year 5 

Our theme this term is Identity. 

The inspirational texts on our Identity bookshelf will inspire our learning across the curriculum. These books include non-fiction and information texts, picture books, novels and poetry.  

Through this theme, we will explore what identity means, how we can express our identities as individuals and as a community and how our similarities and differences are something to celebrate.  

‘Wonder’ is a novel about a young boy called August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. It explores ideas of empathy, compassion, and acceptance. 

‘The Arrival’ is a migrant story told as a series of captivating wordless images. 

‘I Am Not a Label’ is a non-ficiton text which tells the stories of 34 artists, thinkers, athletes and activists with disabilities, from past and present. 

‘The Barnabus Project’ is picture book about following your dreams and finding where you truly belong. 

‘A Kid in My Class’ is book of clever poems picking out some of the many personalities that pupils will identify with.  

In Geography, we will be completing a local area study to learn about different types of settlement and land use as well as developing our map skills.  

In Maths, we will build on our previous term’s learning and embedding our number skills through the topics of: Geometry, Statistics and Measurement.  

In Science, we will be completing two units of work: ‘Living Things and Their Habitats’ and ‘Animals including Humans’. We will build on what we know from learning in previous years. We will discover the life cycles and life processes of both animals and plants as well as describing the changes of humans as they develop into old age.  

In History, we will be exploring the industrial revolution and how this impacted our local area of Cheadle Hulme as well as Manchester.  

Summer Term Highlights! 

This term, we will be celebrating Eid along with the rest of the school on Friday 26th April. We will also be going on trip to the Bridgewater Hall with all of KS2 to take part in ‘Come and Play with the Halle Orchestra!’ We will go on a local area walk to enhance our Geography and History learning.  


The Y5 Team 

Miss Blomfield – Class Teacher 

Miss Kodsy – Class Teacher 

Mrs Romer – Class Teacher 

Miss Williams – Learning Support Assistant 

Miss Jones – Learning Support Assistant  


Important information 

  • PE will be on Mondays and Tuesdays so please ensure your children come to school dressed in their PE kits.  
  • Your book bag containing your reading books and reading log should be brought to school each day.  
  • Home Learning will be set on a Friday and is due in the following Wednesday.  
  • Spellings can be accessed via Spelling Shed, with a new set of 10 words being learnt each week.  
  • A spelling quiz will be held every Friday.  
  • We would encourage pupils to read every day to develop their love for reading.  
  • We would also encourage your child to practise their times tables at home on Times Tables Rock Stars to ensure they have a secure understanding and recall of these facts to support their learning in school  
  • The Year 5 teachers will be available every day before and after school to answer questions, receive messages and celebrate successes. 



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