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Welcome to Falcon Class

Miss Lyons – Year 5 Class Teacher

Mrs O’Shea – Year 5 Teaching Assistant


Year 5

Welcome back Year 5. What a fantastic first week back! I am suuuuuppppeeer proud of you all.


Reading at Hendal Primary School

Reading: Our reading resources continue to build upon previous learning stages! Our reading books are organised into coloured bands based on the level of challenge and length of text. We have a wide selection of other books within the coloured bands to ensure children are exposed to a variety of texts with the intention of all children developing a love for reading that will ensure success in adult life.

NEW TO THIS HALF TERM: Our library is open. Children will be able to check out books to take home and read and we have a fantastic selection of over 1200 books….lucky us!

Curriculum Overview

Welcome to Year 5. Throughout the year your children will learn through the topics;

  • Space – To infinity and beyond
  • The Terrible Tudors
  • The Vile Victorians
  • Eurovision
  • The Rainforest  

You can also speak to your class teacher Miss Lyons for additional information regarding the National Curriculum for Year 5 or click on the link below.

Click the link below for more information including our exciting Topic Launches, Educational Visits, Aspire Afternoons, Parent Partnerships and Finales.


Our Topic this Term

This half term you child’s topic is –Terrible Tudors 

Our topic this half term is a history topic about The Tudors . We will be looking closely at the Tudor period and especially the reign of King Henry VIII. As a part of this topic we will also be looking at the Battle of Bosworth and the start of the Tudor Period. We are extremely excited for a visit to the Temple Newsome where we  will be exploring Tudor lives including dressing up and dancing. Our class novel is a version of Shakespear’s Macbeth. We will also be performing this as  a part of our English Curriculum.

What is going on this Term

Topic Launch/Trip: Trip to Temple Newsam

Home Learning 

w/c  – 01/11/2021


PP1 – multiples 1

PP2 – Multiples 2

PP3 – factors

PP4 – common factors

PP5 – common factors 2



The Gunpowder Plot

VIPERS Questions Bronze

VIPERS Questions

Finding Evidence 

Evidence Posters


Recording Sheets

Play Script

The Gunpowder Plot Play Script

Guy Fawkes Diary 

Diary Topper


Art Objectives – L1

Hans Holbein 2

Pictures to Evaluate


RE – L1 Topper






Things to Remember

Your child should arrive promptly at school for 9.00 am ready to begin morning work. It is paramount that your child is not late as this accumulates lost learning time.

Please send you child with the correct equipment on the following days:



Homework & Spellings are to be handed in.


Thursday – Indoor/Outdoor PE kit &

Friday –

Homework and Spelling handed out

If you need any support or have any questions regarding how you can support your child’s learning at home or require further resources please speak to you child’s class teacher (Miss Lyons).

Parent Partnerships

We welcome any opportunities for parents to share their skills and knowledge.

Please listen to your child read at home at least three times a week and record this in your child’s reading record.

Milk is available to children at a cost of £1.00 per week. Families who are in receipt of low income benefits will qualify for free milk for their child. To register and pay for milk online, please click on the following link;