Canada – Year 5

Welcome to Canada Class in Year 5! I am Miss Thomson and I am the Teacher in Canada Class and the Teaching Assistant is Mrs Smith. We are looking forward to an exciting and creative year in Year 5. Please keep checking our class page for updates and photographs of our learning throughout the academic year.

Class List

Ethan, Stefan, Savannah, Stefan, Ethan, Amy, Sarah, Keira, Oliver, Laura, Lexie, Jack, Eleanor, Bradley, Olivia, Caitlin, Reese, Olivia, Ethan, Bethani, Samuel, Nieve, Jasmine, Alessio, Leah, Steve, Scarlet, Isabella-Mae and Emer.

Important Information

All the children in Year 5 will have a locker, so they will need to remember to bring in their locker key every day.
All children should read for at least 10 minutes every day and at least once during the weekend. Children are encouraged to read a book of their own choice.


We will have PE every Friday, although this may sometimes change so PE kits should be in school every day. Your child will need: Black shorts, white t-shirt and suitable footwear. Please ensure all kit is named. Kits can be taken home at the end of every half term.


Your child will need: Swimming costume (no bikinis), Towel, Hat (if hair is long, girls and boys), flip-flops (or other shoes) to walk to the pool and a plastic bag to store wet clothing.

What will we be doing?

Throughout Year 5, we will be learning about Space (mission X), the Vikings and Anglo Saxons (Raiders and Traders) and the Ancient Greeks (Groovy Greeks).

For the past couple of months, Canada have been learning all about space and how it is explored. For example, we used oreos to learn about the phases of the moon! We have learnt about stars and constellations and the different explanations for how the Earth began.

Oreos Dec 17


The Only Way is Wessex
We started off this topic with an exciting Viking battle where the children made armour and then America and Canada fought each other. We have learnt all about the continual battles between the Vikings and Anglo-Saxons for Britain.


Who let the Gods out?
For the summer term, Canada are finding out all about the Ancient Greeks and how their achievements have impacted society today.

Here is the Year 5 Curriculum overview:
This is what the Year 5’s will be learning over the course of the year.


Useful websites for Year 5 learning in addition to My Maths – 2017/2018

A useful site for practising maths, there are interactive Maths games and activities:

Primary Homework Help – Maths

and this site too:

Problem Solving

Education city can also be used for practice in Maths, English, and Science:

Education City

A useful site for additional information on science topics:

Homework Help – Science

You might like to try some spelling practise on this BBC spelling site


and this site too

Spellings Help
For spelling practice, Ambleside Primary offer an automated Look, Cover, Write, Check word bank. Really useful for brushing up on Key Stage 2 spellings.
These sites are useful for spelling, punctuation, and grammar practise: