Hayfield Primary School

Loving Learning, Loving Life.

Year 5 love to work and learn and have lots of fun.


Mrs Horton

Welcome to Year 5. We are part of the Upper Junior team. The classes on our corridor work hard to ensure we are the very best we can be. This applies to both our learning and our behaviour. We learn to be more independent, resilient, and responsible.

Our class country is Canada; throughout the year we learn about the natural environment, the people, the history, the food and culture.

In English we continue to develop our reading, writing, speaking and listening skills to a much deeper level in preparation for the rigours of Year 6. In Maths we consolidate the learning we have covered previously and then deepen our understanding by applying our skills and using them to reason and problem solve. In Science we cover biology, studying living things, habitats and life-cycles; the chemistry of material properties and changes; the physics of forces and Earth and space. In Geography we learn about mountains and rivers. In History we find out about Vikings, Anglo Saxons and Ancient civilizations.

We are also passionate readers in Year 5. We have been lucky enough to receive, lots of new books for our class library. We love being the first to try a new book and share recommendations for good reads with our friends. We also subscribe to Scoop magazine and First News to keep us up to date with world events.


In Autumn term we will be getting to know our class country - Canada: finding out about the geography and the people and plants that live there. We will also be finding out all about mountains and taking a closer look at the one on our doorstep. In Science we will be thinking about how forces impact our everyday lives. We will be finding out about different religions in our community and thinking about how to show care for and respect others. We will have a day of cookery classes, focussing on the food that comes from Canada. We also hope to invite a real artist into our classroom to help us all learn some new skills.

Autumn Termly Letter for Parents


During the Spring Term our Science topic will be taking us to outer space. We will also continue learning about how living things change and grow - hopefully we will be able to observe some creatures very closely! In design and technology Mrs Brooks will be helping us to understand how to use cams, gears,levers and pulleys. Our history topic will focus on the early British settlers and invaders. We also have have two excting trips planned.


In the Summer Term we  will be working on our Mayans topic, including lots of Art and Design & Technology. In Science we will be exploring properties of materials. We will also hopefully be getting ready to take part in the big end of year performance - although it might be a bit different this year.