Year 5


David Hockney garrowby hill Painting by Collection; David Hockney garrowby hill Art Print for sale


Mr Farmer




MrTutt/Mrs Atkins



Mrs Dowding




Miss Smith



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 Stargazers!

Journey through space, the final frontier……..

Navigate beyond the Sun: the magnificent, blazing star at the centre of our Solar System!

Investigate the eight planets – Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Take a look at the moon, a celestial body that orbits Earth.

Program a ‘rover’ to traverse the lunar landscape and work scientifically to investigate gravity, and what happens when there is none! Compare the times of day in different places on Earth and use GPS navigation systems to track hidden treasures! Get in a spin making simple models of the Solar System and listen to the haunting sounds of space-themed songs.

Then it’s THREE, TWO, ONE….. BLAST OFF!!! Build and launch a rocket for  an important test mission.

Exploring space is probably the greatest adventure humankind has ever undertaken. Are we alone or are there other lifeforms out there?


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.