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Year 5 - Maple Class

Welcome to the Maple Class Page

Welcome to the final half term!  Please find below some information which you will hopefully find useful over the next half term.

School Day Reminders

  • The school day for Maple class begins at 8.45am and ends at 3.30pm
  • PE will be on Tuesdays and Fridays
  • No nut products to be brought into school please

Dates for Your Diary

Thursday 6th June 9am - Maple Class Assembly

Tuesday 2nd July - Choir concert at Bury Parish Church - afternoon

Wednesday 3rd July - Move Up Morning

Thursday 4th July - School closed for General Election

Friday 19th July - School closes for Summer holidays


A reminder about online safety:

If you are working online, don’t forget to be safe and savvy! 

Never give personal information to anyone! Think about the safety of what you are sharing or posting if you are online or on your phone.

Do not share your school log-ins or change your log-in details. We won’t ask you to do that.

Make sure you are accessing online material that is relevant for your age and tell an adult at home if you come across something that is not suitable for you, or if someone is trying to contact/talk to you that is not someone you know.

You can contact your teacher through Seesaw if you feel vulnerable or worried, or contact Childline 0800 1111.

Useful reminders about Online Safety are at 

Please find below some information which you will hopefully find useful during the first half of the Spring term: please look at the curriculum section of our website to view more information about our curriculum.

Year 5 - Maple Class Curriculum


This half term we will finish reading 'There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom' by Louis Sachar.


The children will receive a new spelling list each Monday and will be tested on these spellings on the following Thursday.

We will practice these spellings together in school throughout the week but you can also find an overview for this half term below so that you can support your child's learning at home.


Fluency in reading is hugely important for so many reasons, from the ability to independently research things of interest to the joy of 'getting lost' in a brilliant story.

In addition to the reading practice at school, there is an expectation that children in Year 5 read for 15 minutes each day at home. 

We also provide a Home Reader book each week which is changed every Thursday.

We also visit the school library every other Thursday to give the children the opportunity to choose a book to read either in school or at home. Children are welcome to borrow their chosen book for longer than one week if additional time is needed.


In Maths this half term we will study

  • Volume - of solids, cuboids and liquids
  • Roman Numerals
  • We will also revise concepts from throughout the year.


We will be studying Materials - We will consolidate previous learning by revisiting the properties of solids, liquids and gases. We will learn to describe the properties of materials using scientific language, investigate which materials make the best thermal insulators and which materials are magnetic.


Magnificent Mountains - We will find out about the major mountains of the world and the UK. We will find out the different ways in which mountains have been formed, and how different features of mountain ranges have been shaped over time. We will consider what the weather is like in a mountainous environment and evaluate the impact that tourism has on a mountainous region. 


  • Change the World - We will think about the world in which we live and discuss what changes need to be made in order to make it a better place. We will learn about some people who have tried to change the world - Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela and Rosa Parks. 
  • We will move on to learn about Muslim beliefs, asking the question - What does it mean to be a Muslim in Britain today?


Our PE days will continue to be Tuesdays and Fridays this half term. Tuesdays will be taught by the specialist sports coach and Fridays will be taught by Mr Beck.

For PE lessons, your child will need: either a school logo PE shirt or a plain white or pale blue t shirt (no football shirts, please), black or royal blue shorts or plain black or navy leggings and pumps or trainers.

A plain black or navy tracksuit will be useful in colder weather.

Please ensure PE bags and items of kit are clearly labelled with your child's name.

For safety, long hair should be tied back and earrings either removed or taped over (tape is provided by school; please provide your child's hair bobble).


In Computing sessions we will study 'Game Creator' and design our own computer games.