Year 5 2020 - 2021

Mrs Chapman

Welcome to Year Five!

From Mrs Chapman:

This is my 22nd year in teaching, and my second year at Buglawton Primary School! I live in Sandbach with my husband, 7-year-old daughter and our 12-year-old Springer Spaniel called Henry. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and going on holiday whenever I can.

Our teaching team this year is myself (Mrs. Chapman) and Mrs. Banks (Teaching Assistant). 

Spellings: 21st September

The children have a slip in their reading diaries to show which group they're in. Spellings will be checked each Friday and continiually in their work.

Group 1: chop, chin, chug, check, such, chip, chill, much, rich, chicken

Group 2: today, said, says, are, were, you, your, they, here, there

Group 3: mouth, around, sprout, sound, spout, ouch, hound, trout, found, proud

Group 4: calmly, exactly, deadly, bravely, boldly, gladly, deeply, clearly, hourly, quickly

Group 5: merriment, happiness, plentiful, penniless, happily, prettiest, hastiness, beautiful, pitiful, silliness

Group 6: group, height, particular, potatoes, separate, through, various, though, woman, whirling


Week beginning 14th September

In Numeracy, we have been using numbers to one million: adding and subtracting ones, tens, hundreds, thousands and ten thousands.

In Literacy, we have continued to use the text Here We Are. We used a poem called the Night Walker to inspire us, and we have now written draft poems called The Day Walker. Next week, we will write them up and they will be displayed.

In Science we have used evidence from the past to decide if the earth, sun and moon were flat or spherical. Ask your child what they believe and make sure they use the word sphere or spherical.

Absence from School:

IMPORTANT - If you are off school due to illness or isolation, then our school learning will be available on Google Classroom. However, we have noticed that a few parents are not part of this system, so will be unable to access the work at the moment. To join Google Classroom, go to the webpage ( and enter our Year 5 password 3wygqn4.

 If you used this system during Year 4 lockdown, then you are already on the system smiley

Meet the Teacher

Please click on the powerpoint presentation in File Manager to see about life in Year 5. If you have any questions this year and are unable to speak to me, you are welcome to e mail. My address is:

Week beginning 7th September

Literacy: The text we are using is HERE WE ARE by Oliver Jeffers. This week we have looked at being back at school, our feelings about this and thoughts for the future.

We have also looked at aspects of our world, writing poems about our favourite places, letters to people who are special to ourselves and an e mail to M.P Fiona Bruce with suggestions to improve the environment.

We have started to focus on the oceans and researching a sea creature. We hope to complete these next week with television news broadcasts.

Our class spine text is called THE NOWHERE EMPORIUM by Ross MacKenzie. The text is literally magic and we are mesmorised by it.


We are focussing on Place Value and have so far revised ones, tens, hundreds, thousands and ten thousands, and rounding numbers to the nearsest ten, hundred or thousand.


We have made HOPE jars for the future that are displayed in the Year 5 classroom and have individual compliments bags. Each week the pupils place notes to each other in the bag and then read them on a Friday. The smiles on their faces were wonderful to see!

Things you need to know


Children will have PE every Friday . On this day, please come to school in your PE Kits ready to go! No other change of clothes is necessary. 

During Autumn Term, we will be running a more focussed curriculum, with lots of Maths, Reading,  and Writing as well as Science, PE, Computing, and lots of PSHE activities. 

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