Year 5 - Hawthorn


Welcome to Year 5 Hawthorn

Mrs McEvans

Teaching Assistant - Mrs Payne (AM)



We hope you and your families have enjoyed a lovely February half term break.  Lent is a very special time at school as we prepare for Easter.  The children will be working towards their Easter Liturgy performance during Holy Week and focussing on a Stations of the Cross display to be displayed for the whole school to see and help their understanding of a stage of Jesus's journey to his crucifixion.


We will use Twitter to regularly share examples of the learning and experiences that happen over the course of each term.


We are very excited to continue working with you and helping you succeed in all aspects of your year with us, so please let us know if we can help in any way.  Mrs McEvans can be contacted on


Year 5 What are we learning this year?

Key Information



Mondays and Thursdays.

This year, children are to come into school in full school uniform and get changed into their PE kits on their PE days. Please bring full PE kits into school on these days.


Reading Books

We encourage children to read for at least 30 minutes every day. We would appreciate your support in helping them to find some time every day to enjoy a book.

Children will be given a book band reading book and a 'reading for pleasure' book to take home. There will be an opportunity to change these books every Friday.




Please login into Atom Prime each week: 


English and maths will be added every Thursday.


The spellings for this year are below. Children will have spelling lessons in class and activities and quizzes throughout the week. Weekly spellings will be written in purple spelling books and these are to be brought into school each day. We would appreciate your support in reminding children to practice these words at home.




Curriculum for Spring 2



Floodlands by Marcus Sedgwick - an introduction to dystopian fiction



Decimals and Percentages

Perimeter and Area




Transformation - a celebration of the spirit's transforming powers.






North America



Selection in physical computing




Tag Rugby



Healthy Lifestyles and Keeping Safe



Eating out



Mechanisms - make a slingshot car



Perspective - Lowry


Physical Education

It's advisable to bring your PE kit into school and leave it on your peg.  However, you will be changing into PE kit on the following days (and not coming into school with it on):

  • Monday
  • Thursday