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 summer holidays for your first term as Year 5s! Our new topic will be 'Out of this World' which is part of our whole school skills focus of 'Explore'.
In English, we will be using the book 'Cosmic' by Frank Cottrell Boyce.
In History, we will be learning about Ancient Greece. Children will gain an understanding of where and when some key events during the Ancient Greek period took place. They will explore what is meant by the terms ‘trade’, ‘civilisation’ and ‘empire’ and explore how Alexander the Great grew an empire resulting in the Greek civilisation spreading more widely. They will learn about daily life in Ancient Greece and then compare the Ancient Greek Olympics to the modern Olympics.
In Science, we will be learning about Earth and Space as well as Forces.
In Maths, we will be looking at: Place Value, Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication and Division and Fractions. 

PE days for Mulberry Class will usually be on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 
Woodlands Learning
For the Autumn Term, Year 5 will have Woodlands Learning on the following dates:
  • 7th September
  • 21st September
  • 5th October
  • 19th October 
  • 9th November
  • 23rd November 
  • 7th December
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.
Autumn 1 Test Dates: 
Week 1 -  12th September  (no spelling sentences due)
Week 2 -  19th September
Week 3 -  26th September 
Week 4 -  3rd October 
Week 5 -  10th October 
Week 6 -  17th October 
Useful Resources