Bishop Ian Ramsey Church of England Primary School

hazel CLASS


mrs armstrong-mcclean



Summer Term 

Welcome to Year 5 and our class page!  On our class page we have details of our topics for this term as well as other useful information about Year 5 and websites that we use to help our learning. We love to share what we learn in school every day via our School Facebook page, so please follow us to see what we get up to. 

Mrs Armstrong-McClean


What will we be learning about this term?

What will we be learning about this term?

English – Pandora (animation), Journey to Joburg by Beverley Naidoo, Nelson Mandela (Biography), The Piano (animation), Street Child by Berlie Doherty, Range of poetry

Maths – Shape, Position and Direction, Decimals, Negative Numbers, Converting Units, Measurement-Volume

R.E. – Thematic Study- How do religions help people live through good times and bad times? 

Science – Life Cycles, Scientists and inventors 

History- Tommy Armstrong (Local Mining) 

Geography- Where has my food come from?

Art- A Sense of Place

DT- Frame Structures

P.E. – Swimming, Tag Rugby, Athletics and Cricket

Music- Dancing in the Street

French- Going Shopping

PSHE / RSE – Relationships and Changing Me

Computing – 3D Modelling, Word Processing


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 day is now a Monday. On Mondays, 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. We are also swimming on a Friday. Please send your child with their full swimming kit and towel (full costume and swimming trunks).


Our topics for this term are ‘The Maya’, ‘Fantastic Journeys’ and ‘Forces in Action’. Write, design or make something that represents your learning from the past term.


Spellings will be posted on Class Dojo and children will have the same list for 1 week. It would be great if the children completed fun activities at home and we will be learning these spellings in class throughout the week.


The children are encourage to read a variety of texts at home and share a love of reading with parents.

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.

Hit the Button - Quick fire maths practise for 6-11 year olds (


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 The Cai Building (fourth floor), Coble Dene, Royal Quays, North Shields, NE29 6DE.