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Year 5

Please note, this page will be updated shortly after the start of the new school year 2022-23. There have been changes to the details below.

Mrs Beckett


Mrs Babington


Mrs Waters

Teaching Assistant

 Welcome to Year 5. There will be a lot to celebrate and enjoy this year as we embark on some very exciting themes. We have planned a range of activities across the curriculum.

Our main topic themes for the year are: 


What would look good at a fashion show?


 What is our solar system?


 How can we survive in a rain forest?

 Learning in Year 5

A more detailed look at our expectations for each year group can be found by exploring the subject pages under the curriculum tab.

Year 5 Maths Curriculum

Year 5 English Curriculum Overview

Year 5 Spelling and Grammar

To support our understanding of our topics we hope to be able to take part in exciting visits which will enrich our learning and give our children the opportunity to develop their social skills.

Our proposed learning beyond the classroom activities for this year are:

  • Forest Schools
  • A 3 day residential to Lindisfarne
  • Go Ape
  • St Peters School in Leeds

In Year 5 children are encouraged to read every night and record this in their reading diaries. We ask children to learn their tables through the use of Times Tables Rockstars at school and at home.

All children have access to a wide variety of books. Children have the opportunity to choose a book of their choice and also a book levelled at their ability. Parents can support their children's learning through reading with them every day, taking children to the local library to read about our topics, and by practicing maths with them. In Year 5 children also use Reading + an online reading package that helps children to develop their ability to read at speed, comprehend different types of texts and learn new vocabulary. 

Supporting your child at home - Information for Parents

If you have any questions about Year 5, please do not hesitate to contact us via email: sbeckett@riponcathedral.n-yorks.sch.uk or cbabington@riponcathedral.n-yorks.sch.uk