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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!

Welcome everybody to the Year 5 section of the website.

Class Teachers: Miss Dunn & Miss Parr
LSAs: Miss Whealing & Miss Vick

If you have any questions, then please don’t hesitate to ask one of the Year 5 team.



Can you believe we are already in our Spring term! How fast is this school year going! Please read below for all the fun and exciting topics we will be learning this half term. If you have any questions, then please don’t hesitate to ask one of the Year 5 team.

Reading at home
Children are expected to bring their books in every day so they can be heard to read at any time. If your child has finished reading their book, they must bring in their reading book back on a Friday so that the books can be 'rest' over the weekend. Your child will then be given a new reading book.
We appreciate that it is not always possible to read every night with your child but we do ask that you make every effort to read at least 5 times per week with them. Reading at home doesn’t always mean their school reading books, it could be anything from a newspaper, magazine, kindle books to instructions of a board game!

Homework will be given out every Friday with the hand-in date the following Thursday. Homework will include spellings for a test on Fridays,as well as maths, reading and grammar activities.

Our P.E days are Thursday and Friday.
Please ensure that your child comes to school wearing their full P.E kit on P.E days. Children will not be getting changed into their P.E kit during school time.
PE kit consists of: a plain white t-shirt, black shorts and black PE pumps. Children may wear black jogging pants and a jumper in the colder months if they go outside. Due to the limited space we have in the cloakroom in our classroom, please can children refrain from bringing in large rucksacks/handbags. They are too big for the pegs and children cannot hang their coats up properly. Thank you for your co-operation with this.

Water bottles
Don’t forget to bring water bottles in each day - it is important for the children to stay hydrated throughout the day. Please put a label on bottles and refill them every day.


This term our topic is fractions, decimals and percentages. It is imperative that the children know their times tables for this, so please keep practising!
Please ensure your children are continuing to access their TT Rockstars account through the app/website.

Our novel for the half term is ‘Clockwork’ by Philip Pullman. We will use this novel to help us write in a variety of genres and embed grammar features.

‘Tick, tick, tick, tock. Once you’ve wound some things up, nothing can stop them….’

This term in Biology we will learn about the Circulatory System including the different blood vessels and study examples of asexual reproduction. In Chemistry, we will continue to explore the different properties of materials and we will investigate these through experiments. In our Physics lessons, we will learn about different forces such as water resistance and explore how the moon moves around Earth.