Year 5

A warm welcome to our Year 5 home page. On this home page you will find information about what the children will be learning, latest news, children’s achievements, homework and useful links.

Year 5 Class Teachers

5D - Miss Davidson

5S - Miss Surrall

5A - Miss Allan

Year 5 News

Please can all children ensure they have their coats and a change of footwear for their outside education lessons on Mondays. As well as this, can children please remember to bring in their PE Kits every Friday and their swimming kits for Thursdays.


A well done to all of the children that have been chosen to go to see Matilda!

We Are Learning:

In Literacy, the children have completed writing their own adventure story and have started to look at the features of an explanation text.

In Numeracy, the children have looked at rounding numbers, up to the nearest 10,000 as well as rounding decimal numbers to 1 decimal place.

In Science, we have focused on writing a conclusion based on the results found in an investigation on the weight of objects.

In IPC, we have written a comparison between Viking life and modern day life, using research collected last week. We have also started to practise our design skills.



Subject Task
Reading Read for at least half an hour a night and ask your parent(s) to fill in your diary. You should also write a comment about the book.
Times Tables Practise your times tables.
Spellings Learn your spellings
Literacy Write a descriptive setting about a trip you have been on. Use high level vocabulary and lots of show not tell sentences.
Numeracy Get the sheet off your teacher.
Science / IPC

Research the different types of longships that the Vikings used. What designs did they use? What were they built from? Why did they use them?

Unicef Article 4 The government has a responsibility to make sure your rights are protected. They must help your family to protect your rights and create an environment where you can grow and reach your potential.


Year Group Events

Don’t forget to bring your PE Kits in on Friday. Outdoor Education kits on a Monday. Swimming kits on a Thursday!

Useful Links

Year Group Information

At Dorrington, homework is considered a vital part of the children’s education as it not only supports, but enhances the learning taking place in school. We ask that all parents and carers support children in their homework and encourage them to take responsibility for their own learning.
Homework will be given out every Friday and includes; one piece for literacy, numeracy, science/IPC and spellings. In addition, we ask that children read at least three times per week to an adult and have their reading records completed accordingly. As an ongoing commitment to drive progress in mathematics at Dorrington, children also have a multiplication project to complete each week. All homework will be collected on the following Thursday.


Each week children participate in two physical education sessions (one indoor the other outdoor). These P.E. sessions play a vital role in educating children about the benefits of enjoying a healthy lifestyle as well as promoting the spiritual, moral social and cultural aspects associated with P.E.  It is therefore important that all children participate in these sessions.

Please ensure children have the appropriate P.E. kit for their PE days:

White T-shirt
Black Shorts/Tracksuit bottoms
Suitable footwear (Trainers for outdoor P.E.)

Outdoor Education

We ask that children come to these sessions in appropriate outdoor clothing, which can be left in school during term time. It is suggested that children have with them a warm, waterproof coat and sensible footwear appropriate for outdoor use i.e. boots or wellingtons.

If you have any questions or queries regarding your child, please do not hesitate to contact the school office to arrange to speak to a year group teacher or make an appointment if necessary.


At Dorrington, we believe that the Internet plays an important role in developing children’s learning. As part of our commitment to E-Safety we recommend that children use  ‘Safe Search’ (Click the link below) when browsing the Internet at home. Safe search is designed to make it safer for children to access webpages. However, it is still recommended that children are always supervised when using the Internet.