Year 5 – Mr Brown

Welcome to the Year 5 Class Page

It’s Advent Term!

We have an exciting year ahead of us with swimming, trips and activity days coming up as well as the exciting things we are going to be learning about throughout the year.

On this page you can find all the relevant information for our class below including: yearly curriculum overview; current reading books in class; helpful links to maths and english resources; the Year 5 Statutory Spelling List and information about our current RE topic.

Parents will be updated regularly about homework and important information via Class Dojo.


  • Our day begins at 8:40am and finishes at 3:15pm.
  • Our PE kit days are Mondays and Tuesdays. Please come to school in your PE kit on these days.
  • On Tuesdays please come to school with your swimming kit.
  • Homework will be set on Fridays via Class Dojo.

Year 5 Long Term Plan 2022 To 2023

This year’s EXTRA-ORDO-NARY calendar:

The EXTRA-ORDO-NARY calendar is the liturgical calendar we use as a school. Each week has an accompanying word and theme for our collective worship. We display the calendar and the accompanying word of the week in the classroom and discuss them each week.

For further information on this great resource and many other equally great resources please visit the Nottingham Diocese Catholic Youth Service website.

Extra-Ordo-Nary Calendar

Our Current RE Topic

Our class RE prayer:

Dear Lord,

Help us to get to know you, to trust in you, to listen to you, and learn from your word.

We thank you for the gift of learning you have given us.


Our Current Whole Class Reading book

The Night Bus Hero by Onjali Q. Raúf

We will be reading this book together as a class as practicing our VIPERS reading skills together

From the blurb:

‘The boy’s an absolute menace.’
‘He’s a bully. A lost cause!’
‘Why can’t he be more like his sister?’

I’ve been getting into trouble for as long I can remember. Usually I don’t mind ‘cos some of my best, most brilliant ideas have come from sitting in detention.

But recently it feels like no one believes me about anything – even when I’m telling the truth! And it’s only gotten worse since I played a prank on the old man who lives in the park.

Everyone thinks I’m just a bully. They don’t believe I could be a hero.

But I’m going to prove them all wrong…

Told from the perspective of a bully, this book explores themes of bullying and homelessness, while celebrating kindness, friendship and the potential everyone has to change for the good.

Our Current Reading For Pleasure Book

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J. K. Rowling

From the blurb:

Harry Potter is an ordinary boy who lives in a cupboard under the stairs at his Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon’s house, which he thinks is normal for someone like him who’s parents have been killed in a ‘car crash’. He is bullied by them and his fat, spoilt cousin Dudley, and lives a very unremarkable life with only the odd hiccup (like his hair growing back overnight!) to cause him much to think about. That is until an owl turns up with a letter addressed to Harry and all hell breaks loose!

He is literally rescued by a world where nothing is as it seems and magic lessons are the order of the day. Read and find out how Harry discovers his true heritage at Hogwarts School of Wizardry and Witchcraft, the reason behind his parents mysterious death, who is out to kill him, and how he uncovers the most amazing secret of all time, the fabled Philosopher’s Stone! All this and muggles too. Now, what are they?

Helpful Grammar and Punctuation links:

Fractions Academy information and worked example sheets:

Quick reference guides: