Year 5


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


Mr Farmer




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.


Off with Her Head!

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This year we will be studying a range of different topics.  In this term we will be working through Off With Her Head!

What sort of man would order the beheading of his wife? Was she really that bad?

Travel back in time to the 1500s and meet the terrifying Tudors, a domineering dynasty that changed our history.

Discover an opulent court where dancing and singing goes hand in hand with swift falls from favour – and even swifter falling of heads!

Develop your painting skills in miniature, solve riddles and remember to protect your precious neck with a large white ruff – if you want to survive at Tudor court!

Flex your detective muscles and become a criminal investigator! Will you find out the facts, or will the evidence from the past bemuse you? How will you find the accused….. innocent or guilty?

It’s your turn to take part in one of the most famous trials the world has ever known!


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.


If you would like a copy of the photographs taken on this years’ Kingswood trip, please send in a memory stick and hand to Mr Tutt, who will happily copy them for you.

Useful Websites

Sumdog – School Code: balfour-junior-school

Times Table Rockstars

123 Maths

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.