Silkmore Primary Academy

Year 5

Meet the teachers

I’m Mr Leese and I’m the Year 5 class teacher. I am keen to get stuck into the engaging and immersive curriculum.

When I'm not at work, I love being involved in sports, particularly rugby and cricket.


I’m Mrs Whittingham and I’m the Year 3 learning support teachers and also Forest School assistant. I love taking the learning outdoors and finding new and exciting adventures in nature. 

We believe Year 5 is the year children start to become truly independent learners and really find their individual learning preferences and styles.

What We Teach

The content of the National Curriculum is delivered and built upon with discrete lessons, which allow children to learn the key knowledge and skills they need later in their journey with us.

In writing, we focus on a text for a half term, gleaning fantastic vocabulary and writing structure from expert authors, before using the text as a basis for our own writing.

In Maths we follow the White Rose planning and content. This is supplemented by weekly ‘Flashback’ sessions which allow pupils to re-visit previously taught content.

Our classroom learning is complemented by weekly PE sessions, Forest School sessions, AIM HIGH lessons and other National Curriculum subjects.

How you can help your child

If your child is in Year 5 you can support their learning by:

  • Practising their weekly spellings
  • Practising all the times tables to help children develop instant recall of all facts up to 12x12
  • Reading every day
  • Giving them opportunities to be independent at home
  • Allowing children to practise basic ICT skills such as typing, editing and presenting work
  • Supporting your child to access their home learning sites: Timestable Rock stars, Maths Seeds, Oxford Reading Buddy and Lexia.

Further information

Click here to take a look at the DT work Y5 have been up to during their recent 11B411 Create Something Amazing day.

Curriculum Summer 1

If you’d like any further information about Year 5, please contact the school.