Savile Park Primary School

Headteacher: Mrs J Boylan


Our Teacher is: Mrs S Fretwell
Classroom Assistant is: Mrs G Marshall
Support Assistants is: Mrs C Lockwood

Year 5 is an exciting and challenging start to Upper Key Stage 2, where we strive to ensure that children are ready for Year 6. Personalised learning is the key stone for the work we undertake in Year 5.

We cover a wide variety of exciting topics in which we use the Year 5 curriculum to guide the children’s learning. Our aim is to provide the children with a rich and stimulating curriculum in which they can challenge themselves through promoting independent enquiry and enhance their cooperative learning.

Through the child’s learning journey in Year 5, we build on the already established skills to help them produce work of a high standard.

Throughout the year, children will be encouraged to develop their listening skills, work collaboratively and to always try their best in order to produce work they can be really proud of.



Homework: Homework is handed out every Wednesday and should be returned to school on Monday. 
PE: Tuesday & Swimming on Wednesday

Reading: Children should read three times a week. Books will be changed every Tuesday and Friday although children can borrow books from the classroom as well at any time. 


As technologists we are be: designing, making and evaluating Anderson shelters.

As historians we are learning about Britain during WWII, including the Blitz, evacuation, air raids and rationing.

The Blitz

As readers and authors we are writing a recount and a letter. We will continue to practise using dialogue, commas and adventurous vocabulary.




Multiplication and division


We have created cartoon strips to tell the Anglo-Saxon story of Beowulf. We drew Grendel and Beowulf in the style of the illustrator, Tony Ross.


We have been learning about rainforests in our geography topic. We looked at a range of non-fiction books and used what we learned to create our own non-chronological reports. We have have created our own endangered lizards.

The Princess Blankets by Carol Ann Duffy

The children have been reading the book and looking at different clues to why the princess can’t get warm.


Kestrels have been reading The Wooden Mile by the local author, Chris Mould. We draw pictures of what Stanley could see through a telescope. We have been using the book to help us improve our suspense writing.


In History we have learned what an Anglo-Saxon village would have looked like. When Anglo-Saxons arrived in Britain, many Roman buildings became ruins because no one bothered or knew how to repair them. What do you notice about Anglo-Saxon house?


Kestrels created intricate snowflake patterns by folding and cutting. We learned to turn the paper rather than the scissors as we cut.



Book reviews

Kestrels – We have used the time of day and year to create sinister atmosphere through art and poetry.

Quest Myths – quest stories including myths from Ancient Greece and Ice Palace by Robert Swindells. We have also written our own setting descriptions, creating our own mythical beasts and writing a quest myth.

Travel Safe

Travel Safe Leaflet

Travel Safe Video

Travel Game