Year 5 – Mr Brown

Welcome to the Year 5 Class Page

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. Please remember that plimsoles must be worn or indoor PE sessions.
  • Homework will be set on Fridays via Class Dojo.

Curriculum Overview 2022-2023


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.


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.


Maths Curriculum:


White Rose Parents Books:

These books follow the scheme of learning we use for Maths in school and can be used at home to consolidate learning in conjunction with the Maths homework set on MyMaths each week.

Parent resources | Maths workbooks | White Rose Maths

Our Current Whole Class Reading book:

Stig of the Dump by Clive King

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

From the blurb:

The Thing sitting in the corner seemed to be interested. It got up and moved towards Barney, into the light. Barney was glad to see it was Somebody after all. Funny way to dress though, he thought, rabbit-skins round the middle and no shoes or socks.

Barney spends a lot of time by himself, and often goes wandering off alone. One day he is exploring by the edge of an old chalk-pit, when it gives way. Finding himself in some sort of cave, Barney is astonished to discover a ‘somebody’ living there: somebody with a lot of shaggy hair and two bright black eyes, wearing a rabbit skin and speaking in grunts.

Barney names him Stig, and the two quickly become best friends. Of course nobody believes Barney when he tells his family all about Stig. But Barney doesn’t care. He and Stig are far too busy having a brilliant series of unforgettable adventures.

Our Current Reading For Pleasure Book

Fantastically Great Women Artists and Their Stories

From the blurb:

Over half of all the visual artists working today are women, but the paintings and sculptures shown in many galleries and museums tell a different story because they’re usually the work of men.

In this book Kate Pankhurst, descendent of Emmeline Pankhurst, tells the fascinating stories of some of history’s most talented female artists.

· Express your feelings and find your identity through art with Frida Kahlo
· Run away to the circus and paint with Laura Knight
· Help bring talented artists into the spotlight with Peggy Guggenheim
· Challenge racism and segregation by creating powerful art with Faith Ringgold

Including comic strips, family trees, maps and more, Fantastically Great Women Artists and Their Stories is a celebration of just some of the women whose creativity and dreams have made a mark on the world. A fantastic gift for girls and boys alike!

List of women featured: Amrita Sher-Gil, Elisabeth Le Brun, Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Faith Ringgold, Frida Kahlo, Kathe Kollwitz, Dame Laura Knight and Peggy Guggenheim.

Helpful Grammar and Punctuation links:

Fractions Academy information and worked example sheets:

Quick reference guides: