Cradle Hill Community Primary School


Welcome to Year 5!

Our Topics

In year 5, we ensure that learning remains fun and fulfilling, whilst maintaining the rigor that is needed to ensure the school’s standards remain high. 

The children's learning takes them all over the world in Year 5 in the following learning journeys:

Term 1 - Walking with Egyptians

Term 2 - It’s a Kind Of Magic

Term 3 - Final Frontier

Term 4 - Around the World in 80 days

Term 5 – Off with their Heads!

Term 6 – The Journey of Life

We will be teaching these through a cross curricular approach so that the children are immersed into each topic.

Term 1 - Walking with Egyptians

In term 1 we are fully immersed in our Ancient Egyptian topic. We are learning about: the reigns of Tutankhamun and Cleopatra, The Rosetta Stone, The Egyptian Creation Story and Mummification to name a few! For more information please view our Autumn Parent Booklet here:



Egyptian Workshop with Marcus Dilley

Egyptian Food Tasting


 It's a Kind of Magic

 Coming soon

Useful Documents 

Please click on the link below to find a full list of all the spellings your child should learn by the end of Year 6. We advise parents to practice these weekly at home. We will be testing the children on 7 of these spellings weekly in class (5 sent home to practice and 2 random).

Year 5 & 6 Statutory Spelling List

Homework grids are sent out after every half term. Children can choose which tasks they would like to do. Please click on the link below for our current homework grid:

Autumn 1 Homework Grid

Key Information and Dates

PE Times (Please remember PE kits)

Octopus Class (5AR) - Tuesday and Friday

Orca Class (5SE) - Wednesday and Friday


Upcoming Events

Ancient Egyptian Workshop - 19th September

Harry Potter Studios Visit - 19th November


Ways to help your child at home

  • Read regularly with your child, please encourage them to sound out and blend words that they find tricky and ask questions to check their reading comprehension.
  • Practise Lexia (if this applies to your child).
  • Practise spellings regularly.
  • Practise Times Tables using Times Table Rockstars.
  • Assist with homework tasks.
  • Check MyMaths weekly for new assignments links to what we are learning.