Bemerton St John CofE Primary School


Welcome to Nightingales Year 5

Mrs Richards, Ms Picton and Mr Burns

(Mr Burns teaches on a Thursday afternoon)


Weekly Timetable for Term 6 

Curriculum Overview


We have PE on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Please come to school dressed in the appropriate PE kit on these days.


Homework is set each week on a Friday and is due in the following Wednesday. This is set on the homework tab on the website.
It should be completed neatly in your homework book in blue/black pen or in a pencil.


  • All children are expected to read 5 times per week minimum.
  • Homework Diaries should be in school EVERYDAY. Your reads will be counted on a Monday.
  • You must have a parental signature at the end of every week.
  • Children can bring in a book from home, choose one from the library or choose one from our class book shelf.
  • 5 reads and a parental signature will earn you a raffle ticket each week! The raffle tickets go into a box and at the end of term one lucky winner will be drawn out who will then go on the bookshop visit to buy a book for their class.


Times Table Rockstars login details are in your homework diaries.


Below are the statutory spelling lists for Year 3/4 and Year 5/6. It is very important that you practise these often!

Spelling Lists Year 3/4

Spelling Lists Year 5/6 


Term 1


In English, the children have been working hard on story writing. We have been using 'The Lost Thing' by Shaun Tan to help inspire our writing.


In Maths, we have focused on place value, addition and subtraction. The children are working hard on doing calculations with 6-digit numbers!


In Science, we are learning all about the wonders of space!

Term 2

Term 3


In gymnastics, the children really improved their balancing skills by practising their balances on the beam!


In Term 3, we are using the book 'Greta and the Giants' to inspire our writing.


We will be finishing off our Maths unit on fractions, then moving onto multiplication and division.


In RE, we are studying Sikhism.


In Science, we have been looking at which materials dissolve to form solutions and which materials mix to make a mixture. This week, we learned about how to separate mixtures using different techniques. 


Term 4

We hope all of Nightingales and their families had a relaxing half term break!

We look forward to welcoming you all back on Monday 19th February for the start of Term 4! We have another busy term ahead...

At the end of last term, we had a great trip to the Army Flying Museum! We saw some amazing war planes, explored a 1940s house, dressed up in some wartime clothes and explored the museum.

Term 5

We have a busy but short term ahead of us! I hope you all had a relaxing Easter break and we look forward to seeing you all again on Monday.

Our class reader and the book which we will be using during English lessons is called 'Street Child'.

During Maths, we will be learning more about fractions and decimals and Mr Burns will be teaching you about negative numbers.

Term 6

We look forward to welcoming back Nightingales for the last term of Year 5 - where has the time gone?!

There is lots going on this term, including a whole school trip, the transition afternoon and Sports Day. Many of the children will also start to experience taster days in the secondary schools.

Sports Day - 25.6.24

It was a very warm day but everyone had a great time and the children showed great sportsmanship and teamwork when working in their house groups - well done all!

Marwell Zoo - 27.6.24

The whole school visited Marwell Zoo and we had a super time! On Friday, we then created some artwork based on an animal we had seen at the zoo. Below is a selection of the lovely artwork which was produced.

Marwell artwork


In English, we have been learning to write newspaper reports and our writing has been based on the trip to Marwell Zoo. We discovered that over the weekend, some of those mischievous animals managed to escape! What happened? Where have they gone? How did they get out? Year 5 will be reporting on this mysterious case...