Year 5


 Welcome to the Year 5 page! A warm welcome back to all Year 5 children and parents.

This year, we will be: making a difference in the world, becoming masters of our learning, digging deeper into the mysteries of the world around us and discovering more about ourselves and those around us!

A warm welcome back to all Year 5 children and parents!  I hope you had a wonderful Easter break. We had a fantastic Spring Term, full of adventures around Nottingham,  laughter in learning and a thought-provoking liturgy; these activities allowed all the children to shine, making us all very proud. This term, we will continue to inspire creativity and vision by exploring this topic….

This topic is designed to allow you to make the most of your final term in Year 5, whilst preparing you for your next adventure in Year 6! We will be delving into the history of Africa and once again, using primary and secondary sources to immerse ourselves in historical knowledge. 


This term, in Science, we will be investigating: how have plants and animals adapted since the beginning of time? We are lucky to have a visitor from Nottingham University to tell us more about this topic. We will also be exploring microorganisms—what are the different types of microorganism and what do they do?

Through Geography and History, we will investigate how Africa. What can we learn about the African Ancient City of Benin? How is the geography of Africa similar/ different to Britain?

Adventuring outside, we will explore the beauty in nature through  more of our Forest School sessions. In DT, we will exploring African cooking. Get ready for some Year 5 sous chefs at home! There is a final Tennis session on Tuesday 17th April, then Yr 5 will develop their Athletics skills. Dance sessions will be on Friday afternoon  Our Art lessons will explore African art work, culminating in making African Masks. We will also continue our Life Skills lessons, which Year 5 have approached in a mature and thoughtful manner. We will also have two NFFC Street-aware sessions as part of our life-skill development.

Year 5 – what can you teach me about our topic? Research your own information and present this in any way you like… Powerpoint presentation, poster, even a YouTube video. I can’t wait to see what you can create!

Miss Cotter

Videos to make you giggle, learn and wonder, linking to our Topic…


Videos that links to our Science topics:

Lots of exciting things will be happening this term, so make sure you write down these key dates:

Key dates:

Thursday 11th Jan: Whole School Mass 9am

Friday 19th Jan: Dance Lessons Begin

Thursday  25th Jan: KS2 Talent Show 1:30pm

Thursday 8th Feb: KS2 Talent Show ??

Wednesday 14th Feb: Whole School Mass in Church (9:30am)

Wednesday 28th Feb: Music Evening 6pm

Thursday 1st March: World Book Day

Tuesday 13th March: Parent Consultations 4-7pm

Wednesday 14th March: Parent Consultations 1:30-3:30

Friday 23rd March: Sport Relief Fundraiser

Thursday 29th March: Whole School Mass– The Last Supper 9am/ Break up for Easter holidays


Useful links!

Homework and All Subjects The old BBC Bitesize Website for English, Maths, and Science Revision


Sumdog A great selection of Maths games to revise and strengthen number facts

Try this website for some fun Maths games!

Try this website for some of the Mental Maths games you are challenged to complete in class! 

English The New BBC Bitesize Website for English (Writing) This is the old website, but still, has some useful resources for English (Grammar)

English games to get your brain buzzing! Miss Cotter would especially recommend ‘The Quest of Commas castle’ game- very spooky!

SPaG Games!

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  1. But the summer term is the last term! I’ll really miss Miss Cotter! But this is the last term, we have to make the best out of it with Miss Cotter! WE CAN DO THIS!

    • She is the best teacher ever. She helps children if they struggle,encourages pupils to become more interactive with the world, is an inspiration to us all, can feel from the pupils’ point-of-view, sorts out any troubles, gives us prizes: I could go on forever…

      • I really do agree with you Methmi! Miss Cotter will always be PHENOMENAL! She will always be in the memory of our minds of our class!

  2. Miss Cotter, the quote you put above:”This is my year” means a lot to me. This year, in Year 5, I feel like I have accomplished more achievements than ever before. I feel like you have inspired me to make this year the best I can before going into Year 6, where I will have to work very hard.

    • So, thank you for all you have done for me, whether I liked it or not, because you did it to make good. Thank you for being a good friend and teacher.

  3. I am having so much fun in year 5 , I am really enjoying our science lesson : we are testing egg shells in different liquids which are coke, black current ,bitter lemon, water ,orange juice and tea. The grossest one is tea because it is mouldy a spotty .Miss Cotter is the best teacher ever!

  4. I am thoroughly enjoying year 5. We have already learned so much, such as, how Henry VIII mastered his monarchy, we also read the book Treason which I found very interesting. I am also really enjoying our current topic about the ancient Greeks. We are learning so much about how they lived in the past.

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