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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5 

5PT is taught by Mrs Price and Mrs Thomas

5L is taught by Miss Lawrence

5W is taught by Mr Walker 

The Year 5 teachers...

And our TAs...

A warm welcome to Year 5! Attached is some information about Year 5 including some key information on rules and routines, and the topics and texts we will be studying this term. 


The year group is divided into 3 classes:
5PT is taught by Mrs Price and Mrs Thomas and is supported by Miss Hill; 
5W is taught by Mr Walker and is supported by Mrs Edwards and Mrs Hanbury; 
5L is taught by Miss Lawrence and is supported by Mrs Taylor. 
Mrs Ellis will also be supporting pupils across the year group.
This term, we will start of by exploring a range of different poems from the book ‘A Poem For Every Day of The Year’ written by Allie Esiri. This will expose children to a range of different writing styles to support their understanding of literature. We ask that children continue to read 5 times per week and for this to be logged on BoomReader.


We will be using the story book ‘Kick’ to explore and write balanced arguments, the children will create a balanced argument using Kick as our stimulus. Afterwards, we will be reading ‘ The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore’. We will be creating independent writing pieces based on this text.


This term, there will be a heavy focus on shape and measure, decimals, position and direction. We will be studying translation, tessellation and reflection and how to calculate volume. To have a firm grasp on this area of maths, it is imperative that the children know their times tables up to 12 x 12, and the corresponding division facts.



For this term, in science we will study materials where we will be practically looking at their properties. In history, we will be studying British history, comparing similarities and differences with West Africa. In geography we will be looking at OS Maps and fieldwork. Our topic for RE is ‘Belief or Not Belief in God’ and in RHSE, we will be looking at ‘healthy’ lifestyles and exploring our goals!


PPA, P.E and Swimming

PPA will take place every Tuesday morning. PE for Year 5 will take place on a Monday and a Tuesday. PE kit should be worn to school by all classes on a Monday. Kit consists of black shorts, white t-shirt (with or without the school logo) children can wear grey or black joggers in the event of cold weather. This term, 5L will be swimming every Tuesday morning so please ensure that your children have suitable kits including a hat and goggles if needed. 5W and 5PT will rotate between PE and Art during their PPA morning, so will need to wear their PE

kits in school on a Tuesday. If your child cannot participate in swimming or PE for any reason, they must bring a letter explaining the reasons why as it is part of the curriculum. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask!


We would like every child to engage in their reading as this is key to so many other areas of the curriculum, therefore for the first half term we will be prioritising the requirement for all children to complete five or more reads recorded on the BoomReader app.


As we are approaching a healthy school status, we would like to remind all parents and children that the school policy is that breaktime snacks consist of only fruit or veg in its original form.

Social Media
In recent years, Year 5 classes have increasingly been impacted by the harmful effects of social media resulting in many children becoming deeply upset for a variety of reasons. The minimal age for ‘WhatsApp’ (for example) was 13, but has recently been raised to 16 (although this is not legally binding). We understand that it is very hard to prevent children from using social media, but we stress the importance of discussing and monitoring your child’s usage and implementing strategies to minimise the impact.


We appreciate that as the children grow older, they gain more independence. Children who wish to walk or cycle home on their own or with an older sibling must have a completed ‘Walking Home Alone’ form which is available from your class teacher.  In addition to this, children may bring a mobile phone only if it is for their safety while walking to and from school, before phones come into school parents must complete a ‘mobile phone’ form
Finally, your child may bring a small (must fit completely in their tray), named pencil case to school with their own equipment if they wish too.


If you have any further questions, please do get in touch with one of the team.


Many thanks,

The Year 5 Team (5W) (5L) (5PT) (5PT)