Welcome to Year 5!

Welcome to Year 5! It has been great to welcome you all back to school this week and into Year 5. Your teachers have been impressed with the...


Welcome to Year 5!

It has been great to welcome you all back to school this week and into Year 5. Your teachers have been impressed with the positive attitude you have shown to learning, to the school values and to each other. We are looking forward to teaching you all this year.

This week we got to know you all through games, circle time and class discussions. We also had some fun in Maths trying to ‘Figure you out’.

On a more sombre note, we marked the historic moment of the death of Queen Elizabeth II. We examined the many events that she had lived through and created timelines to represent her monumental reign.

Autumn 1 – What are we Learning?

We have a busy few weeks of learning ahead!

Maths: Place Value

English: Beowulf (one of the oldest recorded epic poems in Britain)

Guided Reading:  Winter of the Wolves by Tony Bradman

History: Anglo Saxons and their settlement in England.

Home Learning

Year 5 children are expected to support their own learning by doing the following at home:

  • Read for 30 minutes each day
  • Practise times tables for 10 minutes each day
  • Practise and revise year 3-4 and year 5-6 spellings

In addition, further home learning tasks may be set over the course of the year and details will be shared on this weekly blog.

Mixed times table sheets can be found to download here: TTR baseline and a full set of practice sheets are here: x table sheets

The Year 3-4 spelling list can be found here: SpellingWordList_Y3-4 and the Year 5-6 spelling list can be found here: SpellingWordList_Y5-6

School Trip

We will be learning about the Anglo Saxon period in history this term and are very fortunate to be going on a school trip to West Stow on Friday 23rd September.

We would welcome support from parent volunteers so please get in touch with your child’s class teacher if you are able to assist.

Further information will be shared via parent mail.


Children must change into PE uniform for all PE sessions. This includes ensuring that long hair is tied back and that ear-rings are either removed or taped.

Failure to bring the correct PE uniform to school will result in a letter home and a re-start.


Year 5 will enjoy swimming lessons at Parkside Swimming Pool this term. Sessions will commence on Tuesday 20th September until the 29th November. Further information will be provided via parent mail.

Mobile Telephones

Only children who have permission to walk home alone and whose parents have provided written consent may bring a mobile telephone to school. It must be given to the class teacher at the start of each day and will be returned at home time.