Year 5 Merlins 2022 - 2023

Welcome to Year 5 Merlins


We have an exciting year ahead of us in Merlins and we will be sharing our learning and achievements with you through our class blog.

Our team are dedicated to creating an exciting and stimulating environment in Year 5. We are looking forward to being a part of your child's learning journey as they embark on their final year of primary school. We are excited to make this year a memorable one. 

Please follow our school twitter page @AbingdonPrimary to see updates of exciting things going on in our class. This is where you will find photos and videos of the lovely things your children are doing at school!


Merlins Team:

Miss Walton - Year 5 Teacher

Mrs Wood - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Beresford - 1:1 Teaching Assistant


Merlins Summer term

Geography and History - Tomorrow's world


5 Network | Shows - TOMORROW’S WORLD


This term we will be learning about climate change across the UK and other countries. We will be looking at the challenges we face becaue of climate change how renewable energy souces can help to combat the negative affects of this. We will be looking at biomes (areas of the planet with a similar climate such as woodlands, desert, tundras) and we will even have a go at creating our own biome! We will also be will carrying out fieldwork in our local park (Reddish Vale) and we will write to our local MP to make suggestions on how to improve our local enviroment.


English - The Explorer by Katherine Rundell

The Explorer : Katherine Rundell (author), : 9781408882191 : Blackwell's

In class, we are reading the book The Explorer by Katherine Rundell 

Set in the Amazon jungle, The Explorer tells the story of four children who are stranded in the rainforest following a plane crash. Fred, Lila, Con and Max find themselves forced to adapt to their new, dangerous surroundings quickly, in order to stay alive.

For our next independent writing project, we will be writing the next chapter in the book.

We are loving it so far and are excited to find out what happens!


Science - Living things and their habitats

Biology: Life Cycle Of A Butterfly: Level 2 activity for kids ...


In science this term, we will be describing the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird and we will be describing the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals. We will have our very own caterpillars and we will be watching them grow through their diferent life cycle stages.


Important Notes for parents


PE will take place every Tuesday (with coaches)  this term.  We will be swimming every Thursday. Please can you ensure your child comes to school in their PE kits (school PE kit is white or t shirt or polo shirt, black shorts, leggings or tracksuit bottoms, red jumper or cardigan and trainers). Please ensure long hair is tied back and jewellery is taken out or covered.

Spellings will be handed out every Friday ready to be tested the following Friday. 

Reading books will be checked via GoRead on Mondays and Thursdays.



Our homework project for this term is saved in our class files. 



Please read our Autumn Newsletter: 

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Contact/Class Dojo


At Abingdon Primary we use Class Dojo which is embedded within every year group. We use Class Dojo to engage parents by sharing photos and videos of exciting moments in the classroom. It is also an effective way for teachers and parents to communicate.




At Abingdon Primary, each child has their own Times Table Rockstars account which they can use to help them learn the multiplication tables. It is essential that they use this every week in order to improve their skills and the speed of their recall. In Year 5 we check our TT Rockstar scores weekly and aim to move ourselves up on our 'TT Rockstars Class Hall of Fame'.


Year 5/6 Statutory Spellings 

Below is a list of spellings all Year 5 children should read and write by the end of the year. These words are sent home as part of their spellings each week. Please help support your child's learning by practising these at home. 



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Abingdon Road, South Reddish
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