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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5

In Year 5 the teachers are Mrs Cheetham and Mrs McGowan.  The teaching assistant are Miss Clayton and Mrs Broan. The school day starts at 8 :50 a.m and finishes at 3:15 p.m .We have got many interesting topics to learn about this term. Please view the curriculum plans below.


General Reminders...

How you can help your child.


  • The children will be doing PE on Wednesdays and Thursdays ( outdoor ). Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school and that all items are clearly labelled. Trainers and a tracksuit or jumper may be worn for outdoor PE.
  • Children should have a small water bottle with a non - spill spout.
  • Children are allowed to bring a healthy snack for morning break e.g Fruit /dried fruits / vegetable sticks


Reading in Year 5

Each child has a book and a reading diary to bring home every night. They will need to bring their reading diary and book to school every day. Please make an effort to listen to your child read ( 15 minutes each day ) and comment or at least sign their reading record. Reading is an essential part of learning and it is wonderful when we can support the children both at school and home. Each week, the children will be asked to complete a reading activity related to the book that they are reading.



Homework each week will usually consist of :

1 piece of literacy, 1 piece of maths  ( this may include learning times tables ) and each half term : 1 x Other ( usually science or topic work )

Homework will be sent home on a Thursday and will be due back into school on or before the following Tuesday. If children ever have problems with their homework, please encourage them to speak to me about it as soon as possible. We can go through it together before it is due to be handed in.

Spellings will be set for children on a Monday in addition to this. They should practise these 5 minutes a day over the week. The children will write these words into their reading diaries. The children also have a copy of the Year 5/6 words that the children are expected to be able to spell by the end of year 6. We will be working on them over the course of the year.

The children will be asked to use and apply their spellings in sentences as this will help them understand the meaning. Please do encourage your child to use different sentence starters, interesting vocabulary and to punctuate their sentences correctly as this will also help them to improve their writing.

Practising mathematical skills such as number bonds, mental arithmetic and telling the time, in a friendly informal way like in the car or at the shops, will also improve/ consolidate their learning in class.


Getting in touch

If you or your child have any questions or worries that you wish to discuss with me, however small, the best time to do this is at the end of the school day or send me a message via The Class Dojo. However, if you do need to get an urgent message to me at the beginning of the day then please do this via Mrs King in the school office.