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Miss Day, Mr Pearce, Ms Blunt, Mrs Parker, Miss Patterson and Ms McKenna welcome you to the Year 5 page, where you can find useful links and information about some of the things that are happening in our year group.

We are all very much looking forward to working with you all over the next academic year!

It is our mission as teachers in Year 5 to guide and support you all to reach your true potential through a range of exciting activities, engaging lessons and interesting trips that will help to develop your skills and understanding.

We hope that you will enjoy your time in Year 5 and below is some basic information to help you through the year.

Homework will be sent home every Friday in a pouch wallet and will focus on Maths and English or Topic. We expect the learning log to be returned by no later than the following Wednesday to give the teachers sufficient time to see the work that has been completed. Please don't forget to come and see your teacher as soon as possible if you are struggling with any homework so that we can support you.  In the back of your homework books, you will also find the Year 5/6 high frequency words and a copy of the times table grid.  Your times tables extremely important, so try to test yourself on a different table each week!

Spellings will also be sent home  inside the learning log and spelling tests will take place every Friday based on 10 of the 40 spellings given (see below).

It is also an expectation that you read/read out loud to an adult at home for at least 10 minutes every night.   If recording in the green log, can this be dated and initialed by an adult please. 

Outdoor P.E will take place on a Friday afternoon (weather depending) and therefore can you please make sure that if you take your kit home on Friday that you bring it back into school on Monday morning. If you forget your kit more than once, a letter will be sent home to alert your parents that it must be in for the following session. Can you also remember (especially if you have pierced ears) that all jewellery must be removed before a P.E lesson starts.

Indoor PE will take place on a Tuesday afternoon.  Can you ensure your child has a plain white t-shirt and shorts and indoor trainers with non-marking soles (standard black pumps would be preferred).

Useful websites

It is also important that we learn our times tables in Year 5, so any practice would be fantastic.

Autumn Term Topic

Journey of Discovery'

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This topic will firstly take us through a portal to a magical island, where the children will:


  • Create some fantastic works of fiction
  • Learn about maps and 6-figure grid references
  • Produce some amazing  artwork using 2-point perspective
  • Design and describe their own Island


We will also look at significant individuals in the field of exploration.





Spring Term Topic

Fascinating Pharaohs

We are learning about the mummification process.

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This half term, Year 5 have produced two pieces of art work and a beautiful wreath. This is part of a WW1 project to remember those who served their country and lost their lives. The art work will be scanned and turned into two banners and be displayed at The War Memorial on Barr Beacon. The original art work will be eventually displayed at the Town Hall. 
Could we also remind you, that as of the first week back, outdoor PE will now be on a Thursday.  Please ensure kits come back in on the first day back in preparation.

Log of House Points

  • Maple 1872
  • Beech 1738
  • Oak 1690