Welcome to Orca Class

Miss Goodwin (Maternity cover) – Year 5 Class Teacher

Mr Rigg – Year 5 Teaching Assistant

Transition Board for 6A

Transition task PPT

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.

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 Goodwin 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.



What is going on this Term

This half term you child’s topic is – Rainforests

Our topic this half term is a geography topic focusing on rainforests . We will be locating the rainforests of the world using an atlas and comparing tropical and temperate rainforests. We will also be exploring the layers of the rainforests as a habitat for plants and animals and investigating biomes. This is such an interesting topic because we use an amazing novel ‘The Explorer’ as the basis for our English work. Our children enjoy writing their own adventure narrative about being lost in the Amazon and the problems two young children might face.

What is going on this Term?

Topic Launch: Zoo Lab – Rainforest Animals – an exciting visit meeting snakes, spiders and other creatures from the rainforest. 

Home Learning July 2021

Please see the timetable for the week commencing 19th June: Year 5 Timetable

Friday 23rd

Please log on as normal at 9:30am and 13:00pm.

We shall be having an art competition during the first lesson so make sure you have all of your resources with you!

Please see the sheet for todays tasks: Activities

Design your own rainforest animal

Garden scavenger hunt

Summer scavenger hunt

Maths mystery

Origami Butterfly Activity

Origami Cat Activity

Origami Crane Activity

Rainforest mindfulness colouring

Summer art ideas

Summer Poem

Year book page


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:

Wednesday AM– Indoor/Outdoor PE kit

WednesdayHomework & Spellings are to be handed in

Friday PM – Indoor/Outdoor PE kit & 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 Goodwin).

Home reading books should be brought into school every day.

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 Goodwin).

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;

Please see the School Dinners page or Mrs Brailsford in the school office for more information about our School dinners.