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Broomhill Junior School

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Year 5

Unsung Hero - Produced by Mr Chambers.

This song was written by Mr Chambers, one of our Teaching Assistant in Year Five. The children are going to work on this song and develop their own lyrics. I think you will agree it really sums up what is going on at the moment and also that we must remain positive and upbeat.

Click here to see our achievements page! enlightened


Meet our team!


A very warm welcome to Year 5 from Mr Langford, Mrs Burdass, Miss Broderick and Mrs Adams!


This year, our teaching assistants are Miss Dawson and Mr Aherne. 


The following page will  hopefully provide you with as much information as possible. However, if you ever have any problems, concerns or questions, please see a member of the Year Five team at the beginning or end of the school day; or by phoning the school office.


Here at Broomhill, we have an open door policy and welcome parents into school. 


We are all looking forward to a brilliant year with Year Five!

Welcome to Year 5!


    Respect   Relationships   Resilient   Reflective   Responsible




Children are now entering upper KS2 and as well as getting ready for new challenges, they will now become role models for our younger children. Throughout Year 5, the children will be exploring a variety of exciting and engaging cross-curricular topics including: Scream Machine, Pharaohs, Stargazers, FireDamp and Davy Lamps and Sow, Grow and Farm. 


Please see below our yearly plan which summarises the exciting year ahead! 


Our Current Topic: Scream Machine



Roll up, roll up! Let’s explore theme parks to soak up the unique sights, smells and sounds of the fair. Learn about the science behind roller coasters and write   poems that are shaped as a loop the loop. Design a theme park and show your ideas on a digital map. Testing, testing! Time for some mini investigations. Cam mechanisms, pendulums, pulleys and prototypes. Let’s go behind the scenes to see forces at work. Good news! The engineers at ‘Scream Towers’ love your work and want you to build a death-defying new drop ride for a theme park. Make a working model and test it out with uncooked eggs. Cracking stuff! Okay, ready to ride? Don’t forget to scream if you want to go faster!

Our Focus Text


Here is a book that will warm the cockles of your heart! Told with a huge amount of panache and cartoon-comic brio, this tender, life-affirming and very funny philosophical fishy tale explores ideas of self-belief and storytelling as well as the loveliness and general daftness of life. It is magical. 


Themes to look out for:


-The power of love and kindness

-The value of simple things in life

-Observing and appreciating the everyday

-The corruption of money

-Self-belief and self-worth

-Journey and change. 

Scream Machine Information



All of the topics in Year Five have a Creative Homework Project linked to them, which will give your child the opportunity to showcase their talents, strengths and interests. This will be shared both on our website and on ClassDojo. 


Homework expectations:

-We expect children to read as much as possible. Children in year 5 should be reading daily at home. 

-Children are given a spelling test weekly (every Monday), so we expect children to practise their spellings at home. We have two practice sessions in school to support children with learning their spellings. Spelling lists are posted below (half-termly), as well as on their class page on ClassDojo. 

-By the end of year 5, children should already know all of their times tables. We do recommend that children practise these as much as possible. Your child will have a Times Table Rockstar login to practise these at home. This website has proved to be very popular and practise makes perfect when it comes to times tables!

-In addition to this, we will often give children English or Maths related homework. Again, this will also be shared on ClassDojo. 


Class Dojo


Please support your child and the school with their behaviour and news by signing up to ClassDojo. 


You can do this here at


We use ClassDojo daily to communicate with you. By using the app, we can provide your child with positive points for a variety of reasons. It also allows us to instantly share messages, updates, photographs and your child's success within the classroom. 


If you have not signed up already, please request a code from your child's class teacher to see all the benefits. 


Your child will know Mr BY's famous phrase 'The more children are in school, the more they are learning'. Our aim is for children's attendance to be at least 97%.


Within school, we regularly celebrate attendance with the children. 


Current attendance for Autumn 1


Class 5:

Class 6:

Class 7: 


Well done Class 5, Class 6 and Class 7!


Every week, children participate in a SEAL lesson. 


Social and emotional aspects of learning (SEAL) is a comprehensive, whole-school approach to promoting the social and emotional skills that underpin effective learning, positive behaviour, regular attendance, staff effectiveness and the emotional health and well-being of all who learn and work in schools.


During Autumn 1, the whole school will be focusing on New Beginnings. This theme offers children the opportunity to see themselves as valued individuals within a community, and to contribute to shaping a safe and fair learning community to all. 


Furthermore, we will be having an extra focus on one of our 5R's. Our focused 5R throughout this topic is RESPECT. Within this, children will discuss what this looks like in and outside of school, through focused sessions being tactful, understanding people's differences, showing compassion and many more. 


If you would like anymore information regarding SEAL, please see the following link

Physical Education

A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities.  It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness.  Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.


Every child at Broomhill Junior School participates in at least 2 hours of physical education (P.E) a week. Furthermore, we also encourage the children to participate in completing 'The Daily Mile'. Because of this, we please ask that you ensure P.E kits are kept in school all week (including a change of outdoor trainers). 


Our P.E days are:

Class 5: Monday and Thursday

Class 6: Monday and Tuesday

Class 7:  Tuesday and Wednesday

Learning from home


We have put together some links to online resources that can support children learning at home.


Parents- We would ask that Parents consider how to keep children safe when they are online. NSPCC has some fantastic guidance available here:  We would recommend setting parental controls on any devices and keep an eye on your child's history. 


Children- just a reminder if you ever see anything that makes you uncomfortable please speak to an adult. This website is brilliant for learning about how to keep yourself safe - there are even games!

Every child has been given a login for classroom secrets. They will have work set every Monday, Wednesday and Friday sent via Class Dojo.


Reading for pleasure


We have produced some suggested reading lists for each year group which might be helpful to provide high quality texts at home for your child.


Audible stories Audible are now offering children free audio books whilst schools are closed. (hundreds of free books to read on line)


Maths games

  • White Rose Maths Select your year group to view videos and activities to complete


English games



Topic games/ useful websites



Staying active is really important, but harder if you’re having to try and stay away from others here are some websites that might help.

  • Fit kids club Exercise videos currently free (normally on demand)


Twinkl currently have an offer for all parents to be able to access their resources:


Step 1: Go to

Step 2: Enter the code CVDTWINKLHELPS 

Step 3: Share the offer code and website link with anyone who could benefit 

Our Wonderful Classrooms

Our Values


At Broomhill, we all follow the 5Rs; Resect, Relationships, Responsible, Reflective and Resilient. Here are some examples of our work based on these 5Rs.



Anti-bullying at Broomhill; All classrooms have this Anti-bullying poster displayed, which has been designed by some of our children. Every year, Anti-bullying is marked by having themed lessons as part of our SEAL work and where appropriate, English work. 

National Curriculum Spellings


Curriculum Yearly Overview

Please see below our curriculum overview for the year. 

English and Maths Targets for Year Five

Curriculum fliers for the year

Useful Links