Welcome to Mayfly Class

Mayfly is one of our Year 5 classes at the Isle of Ely Primary School. From this page you will be able to read about our curriculum each half term and all the work we get up to in and out of the classroom.

We will also be updating our website with pictures, work and more!


Who works in our classroom?


Mr Turner (Class teacher)

Mrs Stoneman                                     Miss Bass                                        Mrs Fowler 

(Year Group TA)                             (Class TA AM)                                (Class TA PM)


In Mayfly class this term, we will be learning:



Unit of Work


This term, we will be focusing on the fictional story ‘The Highwayman’. We will be exploring the characters as our primary focus and learning the text using story maps created by the children. We will then explore persuasive writing and debate as our non-fiction.


This term, the children will be extending their understanding of addition and subtraction. This will focus on securing the column method, as well as some mental and rounding calculations. We will also continue having a strong focus on times tables, utilising Times Table Rock Stars for small burst of home learning.


This term, the children will be learning all about the properties of materials. We will focus on the core knowledge and vocabulary around this, as well as incorporating experiments to put their ideas to the test.


This term, the children will be focusing their learning closer to home. We will be looking at the union of Great Britain during the 18th Century and the events and people that united the countries of Britain.


This term, the children will be take their knowledge of Co-ordinates and scaling and focusing on mountains around the world. This encompasses much of the previous topic, as well as allowing children to become experts in the field.


Within our PE lessons the class will have one lesson with their class teacher and another with sports coaches to focus on specific sports.

This Term, the children will be practising their football skills with their class teacher and working on perfecting their dance in routines with the sports coaches.


This term, the children will be focusing on charity and helping the poor, exploring this idea through many different religions.


The children will be exploring and discussing music using new words in German. We will also begin to learn about writing in German focusing around music and what we enjoy listening too.


This term, the children will be focusing on ‘Anti-Bullying’, as well as looking at ‘Family and Friends’ together.

Design & Technology

During Assessment week, we will be spending our afternoons focused on food and cookery, answering the question ‘what could be healthier?’. We will be exploring what healthy food looks like, adapting and improving recipes and making our own bolognaise sauces.


This term, our focus for the children will be form, symmetry, light, space and design. The children will learn about these elements of art individually before producing a final landscape composition.


This term, the children will be focusing on a crash course in coding, identifying how to build a programme step by step.


Our Class Text is:

Tom's Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce 



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What Have we Been up To?

Weekly News Flash – 20th November.

It’s been an assessment week in Mayfly class and the children have been working hard to use their learning when answering questions and solving problems. The children have had an excellent attitude and work hard to show what they can do. During our afternoons the children have been working on a Design and Technology project looking at eating healthily on the go. They have produced their own savoury muffins to take home and try, working well as a team to produce their muffins and using cooking skills such as the bridge cut and the pinch grip.

Weekly News Flash – 13th November.

During this week, Mayfly have been working hard to practise their persuasive writing, leading to a final hot write based around the question ‘Should there be another lockdown? The children explored this topic sensibly and provided a clearly balanced argument along with the different persuasive features we have learnt about. Mayfly have again shown their amazing memories by recalling past knowledge in both Geography and History, going back to lessons in October from memory to support their work.

Weekly News Flash – 6th November.

Welcome back to Autumn 2, Mayfly have settled back into their school routine easily and sustaining their high expectations. During English, we have begun to look at persuasive texts based on the question ‘Who is to blame for the Tragedy of the Highwayman?’ In Maths, we have begun to recap addition and subtraction, which the children have recalled very well and have put into practise straight away. The children have worked extremely hard in the afternoons, especially in Art where we have explored organic and geometric forms.

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