Year 5


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Mr Farmer




MrTutt/Mrs Atkins



Mrs Dowding




Miss Smith



Welcome back to a new school year. We all hope you had a well deserved break and are ready for the year ahead.

We will continue to work hard to get the best improvement out of the children and to make the year as enjoyable as we can.  As parents/guardians it would be of great benefit to aid us in this by getting the children to read for 20 minutes each evening and to sign their diaries to say they have done so.  We expect the pupils to write into their diaries what book they have read along with what pages and parents/guardians to just initial.



This year we will be studying a range of different topics.  In this term we will be working through  Pharaohs!

Let’s travel back 5000 year ago to the dusty realms of Ancient Egypt. Cruise along the Nile, entering a world of mysteries and curses, mummies and kings!

Find out about life on the river’s fertile banks, discovering Egypt and its fascinating culture.

Unravel the secrets of ancient tombs, using historical sources and age-old artefacts. Find out about powerful pharaohs and grandoise gods! Make yourself a nemes and you’ll really look the part!

Become an apprentice and work for Ramose. He’s the chief embalmer at the Beautiful House. Help him prepare a body for its journey to the afterlife.

Now open the doorway to ancient Egypt-who knows what treasures you will find?


Term 1 = Pharaohs
Term 2 = Stargazers
Term 3 = Alchemy Island
Term 4 = Beast Creator
Term 5 = Princes, Peasants and Pestilence
Term 6 = Off with her head!

What is being taught in Year 5?

Year 5 Maths overview – click here to look through the topics that Year 5 will be working on in Maths this year.

Year 5 English overview – to look through the topics that Year 5 will be working on in English this year, Click Here to see the Narrative or Click Here to see the non-fiction overview.

Year 5 Dates

Monday 4th September 2017 – Children back to school

Thursday 14th September 2017 – Year 5/6 Parent information meeting at 3:45pm in the hall.


Useful Websites

Sumdog – School Code: balfour-junior-school


Verbal Reasoning Practice – a series of videos to explain how to answer verbal reasoning questions that appear in the Medway Test.

Medway/Kent Test Practice Papers (This is the most up to date resource we can find and is a combination of Verbal reasoning, which is in the Medway Test, and Non-Verbal Reasoning, which is in the Kent test.

 Contact Us

If you need to contact us at anytime please use the school diaries or email to contact the class teacher and we will do our best to get back to you ASAP.