Bishop Ian Ramsey Church of England Primary School

HAZEL class

(YEAR 5)




Spring 1


Welcome to our class page! Hopefully you will find this page useful. On our class page we have details of our topics for this half term as well as other useful information about Hazel Class and websites that we use to help our learning. We love to share what we learn in school every day, so please follow us on our Facebook page to see what we get up to on a daily basis.

Miss Richards 


What will we be learning about this half term?

English - Mystery stories containing suspense (Robin Hood) / Narrative poetry (The Highwayman)

Maths - Perimeter and Area/Multiplication and Division

RE - Gospel - What would Jesus do?

Science - Circle of Life (Life Cycles)

History - Mysterious Mayans - Who was making History in faraway places around the year 1000?

Art - Illusion Art

PE - Gymnastics 

PSHE - Safety First

Computing - Coding


Key information


Our arrival time each morning is 8.45-9.00am and we leave at 3.10pm. 

What to bring to school

The children should bring in a water bottle which they will take home each day as well as their packed lunch (if they do not receive a school lunch).  They do not need any other equipment such as pencil cases, stationary etc as they will have everything they need at their own desk.

PE days

Our PE days are normally Thursday and Friday. On these days, the children should come into school wearing their PE kit. They do not need to bring in their normal school uniform to get changed into, they will just stay in their PE kit all day. PE kit this year is: trainers, white PE t-shirt, purple shorts or plain black tracksuit bottoms, purple hoodie or purple school jumper. As the vast majority of our PE needs to take place outdoors, a waterproof jacket is also sensible on days when the weather is not so good.

For this half term, the children have Forest School in place of the Thursday PE session.  For this, children need to wear layers appropriate the weather.


We will do Homework over a fortnightly period. So, one week we will have a Maths and an English task to complete in our Homework books. These will go home on a Monday, to be returned by the following Monday.

For the alternate week, the children will be asked to work on some Topic-based tasks which will be in a grid format on a sheet for them to take home (and also on this page below). These suggested tasks can be done at home in those alternate weeks when they don’t have their Homework books. Any finished tasks can be brought into school to share with the class, a photo could be sent on Class Dojo. We will then be able to give verbal feedback and share the work as a class.

Please see the link below for Topic Homework for Autumn 2.

Year 5 Topic Homework Spr 1


Spellings will go home every Monday and there will be a Spelling Test every Friday on these words. Please see the link below for our spellings for this half term.

Year 5 Spelling Booklet Spr 1


The children will take their Accelerated Reader book home (with their Reading Record book) every day. These should then come back into school every day also.

Times tables 


Useful websites

Visit these websites for some games to practice your English skills.


Visit these websites for some games to practice your Maths skills.


This is a useful website to practice a range of different subject areas.

Bishop Ian Ramsey CE Primary School is part of the Durham Diocesan MAT. Durham Diocesan MAT is a company limited by guarantee (company number 10847279) and exempt charity registered in England and Wales at Cuthbert House, Stonebridge, Durham, DH1 3RY.