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Brookfields Primary School

Year 5

Welcome to year 5! 

5L- Miss Ledbury

5R- Miss Richards

PSA- Miss Downs


On this page you will find useful links and information on what we are learning in school!


 P.E is on a Monday and Tuesday. Please remember to bring your P.E kit in on those days.

Reading books and Reading Records need to be in everyday for reading groups.

Homework is given out on a Thursday and should be returned on a Wednesday the following week.


Homework will be set across a range of platforms. Please make sure you complete all tasks set. Children have all logins which they require in their homework books or reading records. 


These will be sent home in your homework book, please practise these by writing them out using look, cover, write and check method. Then write these words into a sentence showing you understand the meaning of each word. Activities will also be set on EdShed.


Purple Mash

Purple Mash will have activities set linked with a range of subjects. 



Maths homework will be set on Purple Mash and TT Rockstars. Children need to continue to practise their times tables knowledge. 



Children have their reading book and reading for pleasure book that they bring home. Children need to record what they have read in their reading records. We ask parents to sign this at the end of the week. Children will also be set quizzes on Reading On Your Head.


Useful links - handwriting practise. - multiplication games. - maths games related to class learning and a range of books which mirrors our reading scheme. -videos and activities based on topics covered in KS2.

Thursday 29th February 

Today we visited Jewellery Quarter Academy to experience what it is like at secondary school. We participated in an Art & Science lesson.

Monday 5th February 2024

Today Year 5 went to visit Warwick Castle. We had so much fun learning about their defence systems during the medieval period. We toured the castle, we climbed the Motte and we did not get lost in the maze.

National Story Telling Week

This week we have been discussing stories and how they have been passed on through story telling. We discussed Benjamin Zephaniah, who was a local poet, and how he told stories through his poems which dealt with issues of racism and protecting animals. We also had time to share our favourite stories. 

Ace is a story about a boy who’s great uncle left him a farm. The farm is under a spell and the only way it can be saved is by Ace talking to the animals.

Week Beginning Monday 29th January 2024

This week in English we have been looking at discussion texts alongside our class novel The Boy At the Back of the Class. We discussed and created for and against table before having a debate over ‘If Ahmet was right to fight Brendan-the-Bully’. The children all worked well in groups to put their opinions across whilst trying to use the language of debate that has been taught. We have some excellent debaters in Year 5!

Monday 29th January 2024

Today we got to use Now Press Play and work with the National Grid. They were online and he asked our opinions and what we had learnt form our Now Press Play experience. We were then able to ask him question about sustainability.

Thursday 18th January 2024

Thank you to all our wonderful family members for joining us today for our Maths Parent Workshop. We focused on problem solving and you all worked really hard. We hope you found the session useful. 

Tuesday 16th January 2024

Look at this fantastic writing from Omar and Maryam. We've been writing a description in first person based around our class novel 'The Boy At the Back of the Class'.

Friday 22nd December 2024

Today was the end of term. We made cards and calendars before we had fun playing some party games this afternoon.

Wednesday 20th December 2023

Today was ‘Christmas Dinner Day’ we all enjoyed our lunch and pulling the crackers with each other.

Tuesday 5th December 2023

Today Year 5 visited the local Gurdwara on the Soho Road. We learnt some fascinating facts about the building as well as the Sikh faith. We went into the prayer room as well as exploring the dome up in the roof that you can see for miles from. Before we left for school, we were served the langar, which was delicious.

Thursday 30th November 

Now Press Play - Following Anti-bullying week and as part of our PSHE, we participated in the Anti-bullying experience. Year 5 really enjoyed the experience & were shocked at how far someone went to get revenge. We know who to contact or talk to if we ever experience bullying.

Friday 24th November 

Today during DT, we practised making simple series circuits in preparation for our final product​​​​​​.

Friday 17th November 2023

Today was Children In Need. We came dressed in our own clothes for a donation and then we learnt how they spend our money. We labelled how many activities are supported by Children In Need in many of the major UK cities. 

Friday 17th November 

Today during maths in 5L, we were consolidating our knowledge of improper fractions and turning these into mixed numbers. We we using the cubes to help us and then using the bar model to visualise it.

16th November 2023

Today we took part in positive noticing day. We watched each other and celebrated what we noticed them doin. It was lovely to see all things we were noticed for.

Tuesday 24th October 2023

Today Year 5 enjoyed another basketball session from Mr Woodward from the City of Birmingham Rockets Basketball Club. He taught us how to dribble and we tried to shoot. We have really enjoyed the skills that he has taught us this halfterm.

Tuesday 10th October 2023

Year 5 have been lucky to be working in PE with Mr Woodward, who is a basketball coach. This week we were developing our dribbling skills. We had to dribble a basket ball whilst catching a tennis ball with our other hand. It was challenging but we all persevered with the task and had so much fun.

Monday 9th October 2023

In computing we have been learning how to code. We have been creating games and simulations. 

Thursday 5th October 2023

National Poetry Day


Today we looked at a selection of poems for National Poetry Day around the theme of refuge. Children read the poems and explored the theme before having a go at writing our own collum lune poem.


Week beginning: 18.9.23


This week in music we have been learning to play the notes C, G, A sharp and B on the glockenspiel. The melody is called ghost parade. 

Ghost parade instrumental

Still image for this video


This week we worked on monotone printing. We chosen a part of our house to enlarge and create a print from.

Week beginning: 4.9.23



In math this week we learnt how to represent number up to 10,000 in different ways. We partitioned the numbers using a part whole model and a place value grid.  



We have been learning how to draw from direct observation.  First we drew the out line, then added detail. It was important to look carefully. Here are some of our finished drawings.


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