Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!

The Year 5 teachers are Miss Galbraith and Mr Mitcthell, and Mrs Collier is our class Teaching Assistant.

Miss Galbraith teaches the class Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (am), and Mr Mitchell teaches the class Wednesday (pm), Thursday and Friday. As well as being the class teacher, Miss Galbraith is our Assistant Headteacher and curriculum leader. Mr Mitchell, is our Personal Development and RSE lead.

The class teachers enjoy getting to work with all the students. Mr Mitchell’s favourite subject to teach is Science, and Miss Galbraith’s is Maths.

Our curriculum – An  Overview

 Below is a summary of the areas of learning for children in Year 5. More detailed information can be found on our curriculum pages.


Our reading texts this year are The Boy at the Back of the Class, Pig Heart Boy and Goodnight Mr Tom.


Some of our writing will be linked to our class texts. We will cover a wide range of genres including character/setting descriptions, explanation texts, biographies and poetry.


In mathematics we will cover:

Place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions, decimals and percentages, perimeter and area, statistics, shape, position and direction, negative numbers, converting units of measure and volume.


Living things and their habitats, Animals including humans, Forces and Earth and Space.

Foundation subjects

History – Mining and World War 2

Geography – Changes to Barnsley and the UK, North America, the lakes.

Art and Design – painting (realism), Drawing/photography, printing

Design Technology – Mechanisms, textiles, food
PE – Football, tag rugby, gymnastics, Dance/yoga, cricket, and athletics

RE – Hindu Dharma, Christianity, the way of the Buddha, the Islamic, Sikh Dharam and the Jewish Faith

Computing – computer systems and networks, media, programming, data and information.

Music – Learning to play the cornets.

Useful information

Please note that our PE days are Mondays and Tuesdays. Please bring both indoor and outdoor kit.

Reading records will be sent home to log reading at home. Please return these each week.

Students will be given Dojos for rewards for their efforts.