Year 5

Hello and welcome to Team Skindog!

Miss Pryor is our Year 5 Class Teacher. Our teaching assistants is Miss Hawken   

Our Topics

  1. Ancient Egypt (History focus)
  2. Rainforests (Geography/Science focus)
  3. Space (Science focus)
  4. Cornish Theme Project – Food and Farming (Geography focus)
  5. World War 2 (History)
  6. Around the World (Geography)

Maths Overview

In maths, we cover a range of areas! The intended progress is listed below, although this may be adapted to focus on identified misconceptions and needs within the class.

  1. Place Value
  2. Addition and Subtraction
  3. Multiplication and Division
  4. Area and Perimeter
  5. Fractions
  6. Decimals and Percentages
  7. Decimals
  8. Properties of Shape
  9. Position and Direction
  10. Converting Units
  11. Volume
  12. Statistics

The children also take weekly mental arithmetic quizzes and a weekly times table challenge – they have access to Times Table Rockstars and we encourage this to be played daily.


This term our PE days are Wednesday and Thursday. Children are able to come to school wearing their PE kit on these days. Please ensure all uniform, coats, hats, lunch boxes, drinks bottles, and money purses, etc., are clearly labelled in order to avoid loss or arguments over belongings.

There is no lost property box. If belongings do not find a home in school, they will be left in the parent’s shelter before being given to FOPs for resale, so keep a look out for those missing items and label, label, label!  Children will be expected to take on the responsibility for their own belongings now that they are juniors!


Children will be asked to complete spelling, maths/literacy home-learning weekly.  This will be set on a Friday to be handed in on (or before) the following Monday.  Children are responsible for learning spellings and for remembering their books.  The children also have topic-based home-learning tasks to help them engage with our termly topics (optional). These are more creative in their nature and we hope the children will enjoy completing a selection of these for each of the topics throughout the year.

I am happy for home-learning to be completed in home-learning books and/or via other methods using the children’s ClassDojo portfolio, which allow video and photograph pieces to be uploaded.


It is important that your child carries out sustained reading at home for at least 10 – 15 minutes each day. It will help their reading progress and access to the key stage 2 curriculum significantly. 

The children will be given a book based on their scores within the Key Stage Reading Scheme, Accelerated Reader.  These will give them a reading zone from which they can choose books and take quizzes to earn points.  Their zone will be updated termly, during each assessment week.


This fabulous tool is a great way to keep up to date with the learning and upcoming events within Trelawny Class and the wider school community. Please check ClassDojo for up to date photos, videos and current class information.  It is also possible to send messages and communication via ClassDojo.

Finally, if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to catch one of us before 8:40am or after 3:20pm. By working together, we can help support your child as they continue their learning journey through the school. I very much look forward to supporting your children this year.


Miss Pryor