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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5

Our Year 5 teachers are Mrs James in Class 5JMiss Grindley in Class 5G, 

with teaching support from Mrs O'Connell. 

We are supported in Year 5 by Mrs Preston and Mrs Evans our teaching assistants. 

Accelerator Reader/Reading Plus

We have been working hard to improve our reading skills and love that we have brand new I-pads that we get to use everyday. We challenge ourselves on Reading Plus and try to bet the leader boards very week. 

We wish to take this opportunity to share some key information with you, to help the year run smoothly and to keep you up to date with our curriculum coverage. 

Reading Expectations

Regularly reading aloud to an adult both at home and school remains a vital part of children’s learning throughout Year 5 as it develops fluency, expression, accuracy and comprehension. We expect the children to read daily and all children have access to the school library, class novels and in some instances, individual reading books.

In addition to reading their book, children will be given activities related to the book or asked to complete a reading journal activity. These activities are important as they can be used to support the following days reading or literacy lessons.

To encourage children’s reading Year 5 children are given the opportunity to change their library books every Friday in the school library.

Times Tables 

Children are expected to practise their times tables daily, and should be able to quickly recall facts up to 12 x 12 


Children will be given weekly spelling, literacy (reading/writing) and mathematics homework. Any additional homework will be topic based, e.g. science, geography etc. Homework is expected to be of the same high quality presentation as we see in the children’s school books. We are proud of our children’s presentation and wish to see this in all areas of their work.


Year 5 children go swimming on Tuesday (PM)

Children will need:
-    Swimming trunks/Full swimming costume (no bikinis)
-    Swimming cap
-    Towel
-    Googles (not essential but if wanted)

Curriculum Information

Please see the Year 5 HAST forms and our Curriculum plan for the curriculum subjects taught over the year. We encourage children to read around and research these curriculum subjects and topics as a support to their independent learning skills.  

We are looking forward to an exciting year of topic related visits with trips to enrich the children’s learning experiences.

To see Year 5's Curriculum plans, H.A.S.T forms, Class information forms, R.E Curriculum, please click here and information about our phonics reading programme, Read Write Incplease click here.


Learning at home Parent and Carer booklet.

This short leaflet covers the Core Concepts and ideas that your child will need to know this year..

You will find suggestions for games to play, activities to do and websites to access to support you, as your support your child.

Please click here