Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!

The Year 5 teachers are Mrs Kadri, Mr Conway and Miss Choudhury and we are also lucky to have Mrs Iqbal and Miss Hall as the year 5 support staff.

Throughout Year 5, we are busy developing the skills that have been developed in Key Stage 1 and Lower Key Stage 2. We are also developing the children’s key skills in Reading, Maths and English in preparation for Year 6. This is to ensure that they are confident and ready for the end of Key Stage 2 assessments, SATs.

Our topics for Year 5 include learning about The Ancient Greeks, The Seven Wonders of the World and The Victorians. In the Autumn Term, the children will have the opportunity to dress up as Ancient Greeks and participate in an Ancient Greeks Workshop at Moseley school, which the children absolutely love as they learn about the lives of the Ancient Greeks through role play, playing Ancient Greek games and even participating in an Ancient Greek research quiz!

The Spring Term in Year 5 is exciting as children study The Seven Wonders of the World. This is a wonderful opportunity for children to further develop their knowledge of the world, in particular their geographical skills.

During the summer term, the children will be studying the Victorians. We will be visiting the Black Country Museum, in order to further explore the lives of the Victorians. This will include looking at how they lived and experiencing what school was like for Victorian children.

Religious Education (RE) at Arden is aimed at developing an understanding of 24 different dispositions, which embrace all religions and recognise the children’s own religious experiences.

To have a successful Year 5, all pupils are encouraged to use ‘Times Table Rockstars’ to help them to practise their times tables and related division facts daily and also to complete their weekly homework related to curriculum learning which their teacher will give them on Fridays, as well as learning their weekly spellings. We would also like to recommend that children read for at least ten minutes daily as this has a significant impact on improving their reading skills.

PE lessons take place on Monday and Friday each week so please remember your PE kit so you don’t miss out!

Our Learning

Find out more about our learning in Year 5:

Events and Activities

Read about some of the things we've been getting up to:

Documents above are pdf files.


Working on equivalent fractions.
Explaining our learning.

Learning about Roman numerals.
Paired work.

Bar models and place values.
Have we mastered it?