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Hucknall National

CofE Primary School

Growing together in learning, love and faith

Year 5


Welcome to Year 5 for 2021-2022


Welcome to the Year 5 page.


This will be a little corner of the Internet that will show the world what Year 5 at HNPS are up to. We are made up of two different classes: Goshawk and Peregrine. 


We are looking forward to a year filled with adventure and wonder. From following the exploits of Antarctic Explorers through the Vikings and Saxons to learning about how World War 2 affected children and the world.


As with many aspects of living with COVID, we are currently formulating plans and trying to work out what parts of previous experiences like the residential trip to Castleton that we will be able to run.

As soon as we have any news we will let you know.


Please come and see us if you would like to find out more!


Many thanks, 

Miss Pell, Mr Dutton, Mrs Doran and Mrs Deakin




This term our topic will be ‘World War II’.



The children will study the book Goodnight Mister Tom in English and Guided Reading lessons, which they will use to help them to write diary entries about life during World War II. In addition to this, children will write a narrative piece that includes flashbacks. ‘The Piano’ video clip will help to inspire their imaginations.                                            


 Children will understand most of the key dates associated with the beginning and the end of World War II. They will consider what life was like in Britain during the Blitz, the blackout and what it would have been like for children who were evacuated. They will also learn about the impact the war had on life in Britain.


Children will locate and compare countries that were involved in World War 2 including their human and physical features. They will study aerial maps of bombing raids and the impact the raids had on cities and towns.


Children will focus on the artist and photographer Paul Nash. They will research and analyse his World War II artwork and recreate their own piece of art in a similar style.



This term, children will be learn the knowledge and skills to be successful at playing tri-golf and badminton.

You can also find more information about our learning on our Long Term plans and via our Knowledge Organisers and Subject Tools, which are on our Year 5 Class Page.


Physical Education

Year 5's P.E. session are on a Friday afternoon. Please can you ensure that your child comes to school in the correct P.E. kit for the day.  They are not getting changed at school. We are also very lucky to be receiving 6 weeks of Yoga classes on a Monday afternoon- please ensure your child comes to school in their PE kit for this session.



Homework will be set weekly. They will be sent home with an exercise book to complete homework in- this will have all of their login information in. If you have any problems logging in please contact us through Dojo. The children will be given homework on a Friday which will be due in the following Friday.


The tasks set should take no longer than 30 minutes to complete. 



Reading Homework


Throughout school we encourage children to be involved in engaged reading time for a minimum of 20 minutes a day so that expected progress is made. We are challenging the children to read as many words as they can, with a push for reading 1 million words. This will earn them a book of their choice from Miss Barratt.

It is important that children read at their correct level and work towards their next reading certificate- you will find their reading range in the front on their homework book. The children are to have a book within their range alongside a book for pleasure, this can be at any level and does not need to be quizzed on.