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Pear Tree Community Junior School

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Yr 5

Welcome to Year 5

At Pear Tree Junior School we aim to develop the following to ensure our children are equipped to reach their goals when they leave Pear Tree Junior School:

                                                       P  Instil Personal Values

                                         E Enrich Learning

                                         A Ambition for All

                                         R Rights of Everyone




Meet the Year 5 team

Teaching Staff


Mrs Elliott and Miss Zafar


Miss Glenn


Mr Leek


Teaching Assistants: Mrs Warrilow, Miss Paton, Mr Ozmen, 

The safeguarding team.

How to help your child at home.

Spring 1 Amazing Campaigns based on Charlotte's Web

What will we be studying in Autumn?

Have you been a super hero today?

Use our super hero code.

This term there will be a focus on the 3Rs- being ready, respectful and responsible.

Rights of Everyone

Over the year we will all be studying the following texts which will enrich everyone's cross curricular topics:

  • Goodnight Mr Tom (World War II)
  • Around the world in 80 days (Victorian transport)
  • Charlotte's web (Animals and habitats)
  • Escape from Pompeii (Romans and settlements)
  • The Jamie Drake equation (Earth, sun and moon)
  • Who let the Gods out ( Ancient Greece)




Over the year, all children will be invited to join us on trips including Greek workshops and Adventure Farm. They will also experience a planetarium coming into school.

I hope your child has a fantastic year!

The Year 5 team.

Book curriculum

In Autumn 1, we are studying Escape from Pompeii. In the story, everyone is continuing with their everyday lives until suddenly all is not well! Something has changed. But what? Something is looming in the distance....Mount Vesuvius begins to rumble.


In Year 5, in Autumn 2 we studied Goodnight Mr Tom. In the story William is evacuated to the

country to live with Mr Tom. As the story develops, their relationship blossoms until disaster

strikes and William needs to go back to his Mum's. He sadly misses Mr Tom. Will he

ever see him again?


Our next book is Around The World In 80 Days. Philleas Fogg encounters many difficulties as he heads off around the world on his adventures including train robberies, elephant and balloon rides. Can he make it around the world before time runs out? Only time will tell. 


In Spring 1, we are reading Charlotte's Web. Charlotte is a spider with incredible powers. She can spin amazing webs and save small piglets from being made into Christmas dinner! Her next task to save is Wilbur. Wilbur is surely destined for the dinner table! But will Charlotte save her?




In Summer 1, we are reading The Jamie Drake Equation. Jamie lives with his Mum but seems to have an unhappy time at school and nobody knows why. As the plot unfolds, Jamie meets some special visitors, the Gods, and finds himself in even more trouble than normal. Can the Gods really save Jamie and his Mum?

Amazing story writing in Autumn!

Amazing leaflets

Maths at Pear Tree. We use our books as journals.

Art and technology Autumn 2 - We have studied perspective, made ginger bread cookies in baskets and made bridges! Look at our creations below!

Science -reversible and irreversible changes

Mosaic art

Wellbeing Wednesday at Pear Tree

Anti bullying poster -these are our winners!

Autumn 2 2020: We have written letters as if we were evacuees during World War II. The three below were picked by Year 5 as being the best! We are certainly flourishing! Mr Pepper has even made a film about us entitled "The Blitz". This helped us with our writing.

Look at our Blitz paintings which go with our letter writing! We used pointillism to make our pictures. We used dots of various colours which we mixed to create this effect.

Home school learning Autumn term 2020

Below are some ideas for home school learning. If your child is off school, the following "Rainbow Learning Pack" will give you some ideas to continue the learning at home. The learning activities will allow for discussion about topics covered in school. Inside there are activities for Maths, English, PE and Topic. 

The yellow stars will also have learning covered in school. Click and see.

Don't forget websites like TT Rockstars, Bug Club and Purple Mash also help with online learning. The websites are below. 

Remember learning is about home and school working together.

Rainbow learning pack - blended home school learning 2020

Homework November 2020

Anti bullying week -November 2020. Have a look at the PowerPoint and design an anti-bullying poster

English in Year 5

Maths in Year 5 in the Autumn term is based on place value and the 4 operations. In Spring, we are studying fractions, decimals and percentages.

What will my child be learning in Year 5? This is an overview for the term including: Foundation Curriculum with essential building blocks from Year 4 (Autumn 1), Autumn 2 and 3 topics.

Knowledge organisers showing what key knowledge will be covered in History, Geography and Science this half term.

September 2020

Home school suggested timetable Summer 2020

Home school learning 22nd July

Home school learning 3rd July

Home school learning 19.6.20

Home school learning 5.6.20

Home school learning 18.5.20

Home school learning project week 5 4th May 2020

Home school learning project week 3 and 4

Home school learning project Week 1 and Week 2

On line safety at home.

A huge thank you to @TheParentsZone for supporting PTCJS in our journey with internet safety! Check out the Internet Legends website for information.

Norbert the elf on the shelf has gone missing. Can you help? Year 5 have written elf on the shelf stories last term.

Curriculum overview for the term by term 2019-2020

Ambition for all

We believe everyone can achieve.

The knowledge organisers set out what will be covered in each curriculum area.


How can you support your child at home?

Use the knowledge organisers as a guide.

They will help you with the knowledge taught in each curriculum area.

What will you be studying this term?

Enrich learning

Over the years our Year 5 have had some great memories.

See if you recognise any of the activities and trips we have done.

Enrich learning

Trips and treats in Autumn term

Year 5 visit the theatre and enjoy the singing, dancing and drama celebrated in "A Christmas Carol".

A Victorian Christmas was celebrated at Blists Hill Victorian Town.

Year 5 learnt about the different parts of a flowering plant in Science this term.

They dissected tulips to find each part and discussed its function.

Here are some of the results below.

Adventure Farm -here we come! 26th February 2020

Adventure Farm 2020

Adventure Farm photos

Instil personal values

Through our curriculum we develop the following values.

Which have you demonstrated today? 

Instil personal values

Use the useful websites below to support your child's learning.
Newsletter Autumn 1

Autumn 2 Newsletter

Year 5 science day Autumn

Still image for this video
Spring 1 newsletter

Spring 2 newsletter

Pear Tree Promise



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