Winkfield St Mary's C of E School

Winkfield Row, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG42 6NH

01344 882422

Welcome to Year 5

In Year 5, we embrace the school values - REACH. 

We strive to be the best we can be, enjoy making the most of a variety of learning opportunities and have fun during our time together at school. 

"I have come that they may have life and have it to the full!" John 10:10

We support each other to grow, and reach our potential.

In Year 5, we are supported by:

  • Mrs Territt     - Class Teacher
  • Mrs Pereira - Teaching Assistant

On our class page you will find useful documents (see folder)  relating to:

  • our timetable
  • useful resources including recommended reading lists and links to websites to support learning in school, and
  • home learning
  • relevant notices for upcoming Year 5 events. 

As always, if you have any questions at any time, please do not hesitate to speak to us.

Please follow this link for the Parent Information presentation for Year 5.


This term, our topic  will be studying South America - focussing specifically on the country of Brazil, concentrating on the environmental regions,
key physical and human characteristics, countries, and major cities.  We will use maps and e the eight points of a compass, four and six-figure grid references, symbols and keys.

In Science we will be studying the properties of materials and developing skills in scientific enquiry through planning and conducting investigations.

During our Maths lessons, we will consolidate prior learning on calculations and apply to solving number problems - including those that require conversions of measures.  We will be investigating properties of 3D shape, and using a protractor to draw and measure angles. 

Please see the helpful links file for activities and games that will support these areas of learning.   

Good progress has been made in learning the times tables.  It is important the children in Year 5 are confident in their times tables knowledge, as speed and accuracy in recalling these has a great impact on their ability to access the Year 5 maths objectives that involve more complex calculations.  Children should continue to practice recall of these at speed to aid in accuracy when performing calculations.

In English we will continue to read the classic novel The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia) by CS Lewis.  Reading comprehension and writing skills be developed around the enjoyment of this text.  



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Our PE day after Easter will be on Wednesday - children should come into school in their PE kit on those days.  Swimming will take place on a Tuesday morning - see seperate parentmail for details and to sign consent form.

Home Learning

  • Learning, and then practising applying times tables (Mathshed)
  • Regular reading (both independently and with an adult) - see reading tips file for useful questions to prompt discussion and develop comprehension skills.
  • Spellings with an associated task will be set weekly on a Monday on Seesaw.  These should be practised throughout the week, and will be tested in class the following Monday.

The home learning grid for this term will be uploaded to the folder in the coming weeks.

w/c  17th May 2021

Star of the week: Daisy

Orator of the week: Mason