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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5


Year 5 is an incredibly important academic year full of new expectations, such as increasing independence and maturity, but the children's sense of well-being remains at the heart of it all.  Happy children learn best!

Year 5 Is a fantastic learning environment where children feel safe to fail while taking risks, mistakes are embraced and learnt from, however high levels of focus, ambition, behaviour and respect are expected at all times.  The school's ethos of our 7 secrets of success are often referred to as children develop their moral compass when reflecting on their attitudes and personal choices as they grow and develop into young adults.  In Year 5, children are encouraged to be the best they can be and to believe that can achieve anything if they have a positive mind-set. 

Weekly Timetable




 PE with Mr Mundie (full kit required)

 Spelling test




 PE with Mrs Jones (full kit required)


 Forest School - pm (Forest School kit required)



What can Parents do?


In Year 5 a minimum of 5 reads are expected every week and 1 token will be awarded for this achievement.

Understandably at this age it quickly becomes not very “cool” to read aloud to parents.  However, regularly questioning your child when reading it vital to support strong comprehension skills and the ability to develop opinions and justifications by using evidence in the text to support their reasoning.



Look out for letters and emails regarding homework.  This can be in the form of creative homework, English, Maths, Discovery or Education City.


Spelling and Tables

Spellings are given out every Friday and tested the following Friday.

Common Exception spellings are assessed every term and any gaps in learning are sent home for you to support your children in achieving.


Life experiences

Support your child in handling and understanding money, telling the time, (knowing days of the week, months of the year etc.) reading timetables and schedules, cooking, washing clothes and being aware of developing independence with their own personal hygiene.


PE & Forest School

Forest School will be on Thursday mornings depending on which half term they go. Keep a look out on the newsletter for confirmed information. Provided the children pack full uniform to change into (incl. ties, shoes), they are welcome to come to school dressed in Forest School Clothes.


PE sessions are every Tuesday (indoors) and Wednesday (outdoors). Children should be suitably prepared for the weather and the uniform policy adhered to. Added suggestions include sending spare socks, tying up long hair and roll on deodorant is also advised to be included at this age – please note no aerosols are allowed.  PE kits will also be sent home regularly to be washed and are to be returned ready for PE sessions the following week.


During Year 5 these are the following topics we will cover.

Autumn 1 Autumn 2


Planet Earth 

Spring 1  Spring 2
Slavery Rainforests
Summer 1 Summer 2
Living Things Anglo Saxons