Mulberry Class - Year 5

Mulberry Class Teacher is Miss Price
Miss Chappell is our full time TA 
Welcome to the 
Mulberry Class Page
We are looking forward to welcoming you back after the Christmas holiday for your second term in Year 5! Our new topic will be 'The Explorer' which is part of our whole school skills focus of 'Explore'.
In English, we will be using the book 'The Explorer' by Katherine Rundell. 

In History, we will be learning about The Railways ,where children will look at the mysteries of tropical rainforests. We will investigate the layers of the forest and its animal inhabitants, to the unique climate found in the tropics. The children will compare a British forest with the Amazon rainforest, and begin to explore some of the conversation issues surrounding the destruction of rainforest habitats.

In Science, we will be learning about Properties and Changes of Materials,  where children will learn about different materials, their uses and their properties, as well as dissolving, separating mixtures and irreversible changes. The children will sort and classify objects according to their properties; they will explore the properties of materials to find the most suitable material for different purposes. The children will will have the opportunity to work in a hands-on way to explore dissolving, identifying the different variables in their own investigations. They will find out about different ways to separate mixtures of materials, using filtering, sieving and evaporating. As well as this, they will learn about irreversible changes, and participate in two exciting investigations to create new materials, including casein plastic and carbon dioxide.


In Maths, we will be looking at: The four operations (+ - x ÷), fractions, decimals and percentages, measurement, ratio, algebra and geometry and statistics.


For more information please see the topic web below. 

PE days for Mulberry Class will usually be on 
Wednesdays (with Mr Green) and Thursdays.

Spring 1:  Gymnastics and Tag Rugby
Spring 2: Cricket (with a tennis coach) and Netball
Woodlands Learning
For the Spring Term, Year 5 will have Woodlands Learning on the following dates:
  • 4th January 2024
  • 18th January 2024
  • 1st February 2024
  • 22nd February 2024
  • 7th March 2024
  • 21st March 2024 
If you have a query or concern, please talk to us at school drop off or pick up. You can also get in touch through the school office by emailing I am always happy to answer any questions and support your child.
Miss Price 

Each term, the children will be given a new ‘Independent Homework Grid’. In Year 5, there will be set ‘hand in’ days at the bottom which is the minimum requirement. Each task should be taken from a different row and column. The amount of time a child chooses to spend on a project is up to them. Please focus on the presentation!

After completing times tables and arithmetic on a Friday, children should choose an area that they would like to practice at home to help them improve their score each week. 

To improve your weekly arithmetic, you should be practicing using MyMaths Each week, we will write an area on the front cover that we would like to improve. 
Username: loxwood
Password: square162 
If you need help finding this topic on MyMaths, please ask me. 
Mulberry Class Spellings 2023-2024
You will be given your spellings for half a term at a time.
  • Spellings will be tested on Tuesdays.
  • Spelling sentences (homework) are due in on Tuesdays. Please ensure these are written like Year 5 sentences using a range of punctuation and varied sentence structures. There is a prompt sheet in the front of your book to help you. 
  • Children are split into three groups: Miss Price 1Miss Price 2 and Miss Chappell.
Spring 2 Test Dates: 
Week 1 -  20th February
Week 2 -  27th February 
Week 3 -  5th March 
Week 4 - 12th March 
Week 5 -  19th March 
Week 6 -  26th March 
Scratch (Computing)
During our new Computing block, we are going to be working on Scratch Online If the children could set up their own username and password, it would be really helpful (and allow them to save their work). 
Each week, I will add the new instructions below so they can continue to practice at home.
Useful Resources