Year 5 – Pandas Class

Welcome to Pandas Class (year 5)

Year 5 Class Teacher: Mr Mallinson, and Mrs Goodger

Pandas Class Logo

Our Learning

In Year 5 we study a wide range of exciting topics.  This includes looking at Maya and Aztecs, a case study on architecture and the ‘Queen of the Curve’ – an analysis of Surrealist Art (including creating our own versions) as well as how the geography of North and South America has affected population growth and location, and that’s just for starters!

To support our learning throughout the year, we use ‘Spelling Shed’, an online learning platform, to secure children’s spelling and develop vocabulary and ‘Times Tables Rock Stars’, another online learning tool, to help secure the children’s multiplication and division facts.

We also use ‘Accelerated Reader’ (AR), a system which allows children to take comprehension quizzes on their reading books, to monitor and support reading. You can track your child’s AR quiz scores by signing up to ‘Renaissance Home Connect’.

More information about our Year 5 curriculum for individual subjects can be found on our subject curriculum pages and in our termly Learning Letters, links to which are included below.


Our general timetable can be downloaded below. Our timetable is subject to change but gives you an overview of coverage each week.

Panda Class Timetable

70 Things Before I Leave Shorne Primary – Year Five

At Shorne Church of England Primary School, one of our curriculum drivers is ‘Opportunities’. Teachers have created a list of ‘70 Things Before I Leave Shorne Primary’ to broaden children’s experiences throughout their primary years. The experiences and activities we encourage our Year 5 children to take part in – either at school or with their families – are:

#51 Go to the cinema with the class
#52 Go on a school trip away for two nights
#53 Enter a competition that is run outside of the school
#54 Go stargazing
#55 Watch the sunset
#56 Go on a nature walk at night
#57  Study architecture
#58 Travel back in time
#59 Do a zip wire
#60 Go abseiling

More Infomation about the subjects can be found on our curriculum pages. 


Terms/Topic Information

TermLearning Letter
2Autumn Letter
3Spring Letter

Useful Parent Resources at Year 5

For further useful resources, please visit each curriculum page.