​Sir Edmund Hillary Primary School

Year 5 Curriculum Planning

Current Topic: Stargazers!

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Our Class Text: Autumn 2

This term we are reading a fantastic novel by R.J. Palacio called Wonder, which has sold over five million copies. It is now a major film adaption.


"I know I’m not an ordinary kid. I mean, sure, I do ordinary things. I eat ice-cream. I ride my bike. I play ball. I have an Xbox. Stuff like that makes me ordinary. I guess. And I feel ordinary. Inside. But I know ordinary kids don’t make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. I know ordinary kids don’t get stared at wherever they go."

Her book is an emotional, important tale of a 10-year-old boy with ‘mandibulofacial dysotosis’ or ‘Treacher-Collins syndrome’ – or in plain English ‘rare facial birth disfigurement’. Auggie has had 27 operations, yet his first foray into school life, having been home educated to this point, isn’t so much about what he looks like (“Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse”) and more about how people react to him. At Beecher Prep he meets both with cruelty and bullying and with acceptance and kindness, but Jaramillo says it was the latter that was more interesting to write about.

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Our Class Text: Autumn 1

This term we are reading a fantastic novel by Berlie Doherty. We would highly recommend reading some of her other novels: Street Child, Far From Home and Spellhorn.

Find more about the amazing author here:


Welcome to

Year 5



Inset Day

Monday 5th November

Music Event in Newark

Thursday 22nd November (afternoon)

Trip to the Space Centre

Friday 30th November


  • Reading logs must be in every day. We expect the children to read at least 4 times a week. Logs are checked on a Monday.
  • Homework is handed out on a Friday and is returned on Thursday.
  • PE Kits - Please ensure they are in school everyday.
  • Trumpet with Mrs Tetley - every Monday.
  • Children need a water bottle in school every day.

Weekly Spellings Group 1

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 Week 2 - ough.docxDownload
 week 3 - silent letters.docxDownload
 Week 4 - silent letters.docxDownload
 Week 5 - soft g and c.docxDownload
 Week 6 - suffix ship,ment, ness.docxDownload
 Week 7 - ion and ian.docxDownload
 Week 8 - ion and ian.docxDownload
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Weekly Spellings Group 2

 Week 1 - singular to plural nouns.docxDownload
 Week 2 - Verb suffixes –s and -es.docxDownload
 Week 3 - Verb suffixes –ed and -ing.docxDownload
 Week 4 - Contraction and possession.docxDownload
 Week 5 - 'ur' sound.docxDownload
 Week 6 - 'or' sound.docxDownload
 Week 7 - 'ar' and 'igh' spelling alternatives.docxDownload
 Week 8 - short vowel spelling alternatives.docxDownload
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Maths Homework

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Year 5 Team

Miss Glitherow - Year 5 Teacher

Mr Safrany - Year 5 Teacher

Mrs Hardy - Teaching Assistant

Mrs New - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Wright - Teaching Assistant

Miss Chapman - Teaching Assistant

Our Writing Focus:

We are starting off our term with writing a newspaper article about the Space Race!

Our Maths Focus:

We are starting off our term with word problems that use the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Gainsborough Old Hall Trip

Thursday 13th September 2018