The Russell School

Welcome to Year 5

Year 5 Parent information pack please click HERE.


  • Mrs Wynne - Teacher (Monday, Tuesday)
  • Mrs Conner - Teacher (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
  • Mrs Hobbs - Teaching Assistant (Monday, Wednesday

 Curriculum Overview - Summer Term 2021


Teacher: Mrs Wynne (M, T) and Mrs Conner (W, Th, F)

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Emms and Miss Brown


  • PE lessons take place on Thursday and Fridays.
  • Reading books are changed when needed in class and quarantined.
  • Outdoor learning done in Science, RE, PSHE.


  • Wednesday – My Maths set online each week; spellings given out for children to learn at home for a test the following week. This is completed online and written up on Google classroom.
  • Topic homework set accordingly – Art, RE, Science, PSHE.

Trips/Special Events

  • Sport events – virtual Tag Rugby tournament first half term, done in school during PE lessons
  • Visitors – virtual session with a Rabbi from Northwood Synagogue. Dates TBC. 

Curriculum Overview


  • Talk for writing continued – improving writing techniques and implanting skills learnt in our grammar and comprehension lessons.
  • Grammar - we will be revisiting many areas within the English language to cement skills already taught especially from our online work in lockdown. 


In maths this summer term we will be covering formal methods for division and multiplication in increasingly complex problems, reading time-tables and calculating with time, distinguishing between regular and irregular polygons and looking at the properties of rectangles, some statistical work – comparison, sum, different problems using line graphs, interpreting and evaluating information presented in charts, graphs and tables and Roman numerals.


In science our topic is ‘Let’s Get Moving’ and looks into gravity and different forces. In the second half term we look at Growing Up and Growing Old. 


In the first half of this term we look at the key question ‘What qualities do we value in ourselves and others?’ We delve into appreciating the good and differences in others, recognising how friendships change and how to communicate safely using technology. 

Outdoor Learning

Team building through our PSHE lessons, looking closely at the environment in science and through Art. 


Physical and Human Geography – the local environment and mapping skills. 


Ukulele – learning to sing and play songs by heart. 


Paper Mache – completion of making milk carton elephants. 


Greeting, weather, numbers, simple phrases and sentences. 


First half of this term we are looking at ‘Leaders in Religious Communities’ and what attributes they need.


We will be doing as much outdoor PE as possible and covering ‘Nimble Nets’ in our topic. This will include tennis and rounders. We will be looking at identifying different techniques for hitting a tennis ball and how to apply them properly in order to play a game. Indoor PE we will be covering a form of Pilates and working on core muscles and breathing properly through stretches. 


ICT skills, research using Word, Powerpoint. Knowing how to navigate through word and PowerPoint in order to edit and improve work online. Using Google classroom to set work and complete.