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Year 5

Year 5

Year 5 is an exciting year for your children; it is full of wonderful learning opportunities. Your children are now in Upper Key Stage 2 and we strive to make your children independent, confident and responsible learners. We expect children in Year 5 to be responsible for their own learning, we expect them to follow our behaviour policy and we expect them to show respect to others, the school and most importantly, themselves. We are looking forward to the year ahead!

Our Staff

In our year group we have:

Mr A. Roxburgh           5AR teacher                       Year group leader

Miss L Faulkner           5LF teacher 

Miss K. Hulse               5KH teacher

Mr L Salmon                 5LS teacher

Mrs A Jones                 HLTA

Miss Harrison             Learning Mentor Yr5/Yr6

Mrs C Hyde                  TA

Mrs G Cole                   TA

Miss E Frew                 TA



Homework is set every half term. The children will receive 9 tasks. The aim is to complete a task a week. Some of these tasks are set on Mirodo, for English and Maths. The others are practical tasks for your child to complete. We ask that these practical tasks are brought in on the last week of the half term they are set.

Alongside the spellings we will send out the termly spellings for your children to learn. These will be covered in school but not formally tested, as we would expect them to be spelt correctly in their writing lessons.

Reading records

Children are expected to read at least 4 times a week at home and record it in their reading records. As the children are now in UKS2, it is their responsibility to write in their reading records themselves. Taking the time to read with your children on a regular basis sends an important message: Reading is worthwhile.

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By the time children reach Year 5, they should know their times tables up to 12x tables. It is vital that they learn their times tables and are confident with them in order to succeed and progress well in maths lessons.

 P.E. days

Year 5 have PE every Monday and Thursday. The children must come to school on those days wearing their PE kit. They will keep their PE on for the day. Please send a spare pair of shoes to school with your child, in case the pair they are wearing get muddy.

A few reminders

Please ensure:

  • all long hair is tied up coming to school
  • your child brings a water bottle to school every day
  • your child brings a healthy snack to have at break time (e.g. a piece of fruit). Please note that there is no Tuck shop.
  • your child brings pencil colours, a pencil, sharpener and eraser to school daily
  • your child knows how they are getting home at the end of the school day
  • your child brings a coat to school on cold/wet days
  • if your child wears earrings, they are studs.

A final note

We will have contact with you throughout the year. If you have any questions or concerns and wish to speak to us, please feel free to contact the school office who will direct your communication to us. We want the very best for your children and would love to work with you to ensure your children reach their full potential in year 5