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Hucknall National

CofE Primary School

Growing together in learning, love and faith

Year 5

Year 5 Meet the Teacher Video

Have a watch to find out more about the teachers and routines in Year 5.


Welcome to Year 5


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 exploring the Amazon Rainforest to a romp through the Roman Empire.

With the current pandemic situation, 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 and Mrs Hunt.



Revolution - The Victorians


This term's work will be based around the reading of Street Child. 


The book is a fictional account of the experiences of Jim Jarvis, a young orphan who escapes the workhouse in 1860's London and survives brutal treatment and desperate circumstances until he is taken in by Dr. Barnardo, founder of a school for the city's "ragged" children.


We will be researching the Victorian era and finding out all about the matriarch of the British Empire, Queen Victoria.


The subjects directly focused on will be History, Geography, P.S.H.E and Art. Our novel will help us to understand more about London during the 19th century, which will help us to write our diary entries, non-chronological report and historical stories in English lessons.

The Ruling Romans

This term's work will be based around the reading of The Thieves of Ostia.


The book is about an exciting mystery adventure set in Ancient Rome. Four children: Flavia, a free-born Roman girl; Nubia, a slave girl bought by Flavia who is more of a friend than a slave; Jonathan, a Jewish boy who lives next door to Flavia, and Lupus, a boy without a tongue, embark on an epic adventure to find out who is behind the killings of the local dogs in their town. 


We will be finding out the Roman Empire and focus on answering the question: What did the Romans ever do for us?


The subjects directly focused on will be History, Geography and Design and Technology-  while the book and themes around the day-to-day life in Ancient Rome will be used in English.

Does It Really Rain in the Rainforest?

This term's work will be based around the reading of The Explorer.

The book is a fabulous account of a group of children surviving a plane crash into the Amazon Rainforest and their journey to escape and the mysterious explorer that finally helps them to safety.

We will be finding out about the amazing wildlife and plants that make up this vital part of the world's ecosystems.

They will also find out about the threats that it faces as well as the damage already inflicted on the Rainforests.

The subjects directly focused on will be Science, Geography and Art, while the book and themes around the Rainforest will be used in English.

 Physical Education


Year 5's P.E. session are on a Monday 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.



Homework will be set weekly through Google Classrooms.  Please can you Dojo your teacher with the email address you would like your child to use with this and we will enroll the children into the Year Group classroom.

It will much more effective and manageable if the email address used is specific for the child to use for the Google Classroom and has that child's name attached to it to help us know which work goes with which child.

We are anticipating that the Homework portion of the tasks set should take 30 minutes in all alongside the regular practice of spellings, times tables and reading.



Reading Homework


In Year 5, we encourage children to be involved in engaged reading time for a minimum of 30 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. It is of benefit to the children to share a book with an adult and is something we encourage.



Spelling Homework


In class we look at spelling patterns each week which children are to practise at home. Alongside these, children are to practise the Year 3, 4 and 5 Spellings which can be found in their organisers.