Year 5 Mr Paylor

Summer School


As we edge our way ever closer to July, Year 5 are working supremely hard to make sure they make every moment of learning count.


Just when we thought it couldn't get any better than the astonishing adventure that was Shackleton's Journey, we find ourselves already intrigued by our new text, VARMINTS. As we continue our voyage through the Power of Reading, Year 5 will focus on range of fiction and non-fiction writing using VARMINTS as a stimulus to inspire and enlighten their imaginations. Alongside this, we shall also be reading Holes by Louis Sachar to support out reading comprehension and broaden our horizons when it comes to reading for pleasure. 

During our Maths sessions, we shall begin focusing on developing our understanding of decimal numbers as well as using decimals numbers besides the four mathematical operations. Every week, we shall be carrying out mathematical investigations to assist our understanding and reasoning skills, not to mention weekly arithmetic practice to help build our confidence.

Year 5 are also lucky enough to be joined by Skill Force for the entirety of the term, who will be teaching your children team work and survival skills as a part of our In the wild! topic, which will also be the focus of our Geography, Science, Art and D&T sessions. This term, P.E shall be focusing on those sports disciplines associated with Sports Day which I am sure all of you have already started training for.

Here's to a fantastic summer term and wonderful end to another year at Leiston Primary School.