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Year Five

Class teachers: Mrs. Pinch & Miss Murphy (Fri)

Teaching Assistants: Ms Owens (am) & Miss Moonan (pm)


Our class book this half-term is 'The Firework-Maker's Daughter' by Philip Pullman

A thousand miles ago, in a country east of the jungle and south of the mountains, there lived a firework-maker named Lalchand and his daughter, Lila. Lila's learned from her father almost all there is to know about making fireworks. But he's held back the final secret, the most dangerous one, saying Lila's not ready to know. Not to be deterred, the headstrong girl enlists the help of her friend Chulak, and discovers that anyone who wants to be a true Firework-Maker must face down the Fire-Fiend of Mount Merapi, and bring back some of the Royal Sulphur. So Lila sets off fearlessly, ready to face pirates and demons and anything else that gets in her way

Values driven learning

Year Five’s curriculum for 2022/23

At Litherland Moss we have a values driven approach to learning. Below is the ‘Rainbow Pathway’ for our current curriculum focus in science and geography:

Important information.

PE this half-term will be every Friday. Please ensure your full kit is in every Friday.

Home Reading

Regular reading helps children to develop their fluency and comprehension skills, and in turn helps them to access the rest of the curriculum.

Please sign your child’s reading record every time they read. Children that read 3 or more times over the course of the week will be entered into a weekly raffle for the chance to win a book of their choice!  Children that have read the most over the course of the half-term will be invited to a special reading breakfast at the end of term.


Homework projects will still be set half-termly. Children can choose to complete one project a week from a selection of tasks. The children are encouraged to take more time over these projects. 

Spellings and Times Tables

Children will receive spellings on Monday. These should be practised in preparation for a spelling test the following Monday. 

In year 5, we also hold a weekly times table speed test, in which the children aim to beat their score or their time. Please ensure your child practises their times tables regularly – it is a national curriculum objective that children know all their times tables facts up to 12×12 (and the associated division facts) by the end of year 4.

Working at home

If you are looking for some extra work to do at home take a look at these websites. There are a range of fun activities for you to do.