Monksmead School

Respect, Reflect, Believe, Succeed

Welcome to Year 5


Teacher : Mr Hibbard

TA: Ms Cato and Ms Woods


Welcome back,


For the Summer Term the curriculum is as follows:


We will be following the ‘Herts for Learning: Back on Track’ planning which covers a wide range of skills. A lot of this will be based around:  Cloud Tea Monkeys – M.Peet & E.Graham, Literary Heritage : Friend or Foe – M.Morpurgo, Take One Word – Tales of Outer Suburbia, Report writing, Discussion - M.Rosen, Poetry - Benjamin Zephania


We will continue to follow the Hertfordshire Essentials maths planning.

The units include : Area/Volume/Capacity, Percentages, 3D Shapes/Reflection/Translation, Perimeter and Angles / Formal methods for division and multiplication / Problem solving covering areas previously visited, reading timetables and calculating time, polygons, statistics and roman numerals.


‘Earth & Space’ and ‘Animals Including Humans’.


Ancient Greeks



Art / D&T:

K’Nex Structure Building & Drawing and Annotation.


Christianity and Judaism.


Swimming, Basketball & Rounders.


3D Modelling, Concept Maps & Word Processing.


‘Healthy Sleep and Habits’, Sun safety, Medicines & Vaccinations, Physical and emotional changes in puberty, Keeping safe, First aid & FGM.


Spanish – In the classroom.


Motown: Dancing in the street & Production.



Homework will be given out every Friday and handed in on a Wednesday.

There will be two pieces of homework usually one English and one Maths. 

TTR will set every week. A minimum of 10 minutes at home.



All children will read with an adult during their guided reading sessions once a week within small groups. In addition to this, children will be given a school book to read at home with an adult or older sibling. Reading records are checked every Monday and children are expected to read a minimum of three times a week at home where it is recorded and signed by the adult. If children have read three times they receive one merit point, if they have read five times they will receive more.



We will be swimming on a Thursday morning.

PE is on a Thursday, kit suitable for indoor and outdoor PE. It is best to send their PE kit in on a Monday and to leave it in school until Friday in case it is needed again.

Please ensure all PE and Swimming kit is labelled with their names! 


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Mr Hibbard



Year 5 Summer 2022