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Year 5

How is this year group organised?


The year group is divided into 3 classes.
The Class teachers are:


  1. Miss Thompson- Kites
  2. Ms Rocha/Miss Labour - Sparrowhawks
  3. Miss Helm - Eagles

Our teaching assistants are: Mrs Rymer, Mrs Richardson, Mrs Studley, Mrs Manley and Mrs James 


General Expectations/Rewards & Sanctions

As with other year groups, we expect all children to try their best and work hard in the classroom and in lessons.
We always encourage the children to treat each other, and all adults with respect and kindness. In accordance with the rest of the school, we follow the behaviour policy whereby positive behaviours are rewarded and negative behaviours sanctioned in a way appropriate to Key Stage two.
Please see the on-line behaviour policy for further details.

We will continue to encourage greater independence and responsibility and hope that you will also support your child in achieving this.
Although we expect a great deal from your child, we offer a huge amount of praise and recognition for effort, achievement and good behaviour as well!



Within the English curriculum, the children will be taught reading, writing, speaking & listening and spelling & grammar (SPAG) skills. This will include: letters, sounds, spelling rules and grammar, sentence structure and punctuation, understanding of whole texts and meaning, handwriting (cursive script), writing for different audiences and purposes, and reading of different styles of texts. We encourage the children to be reading and writing as much as possible and any opportunities that you may find at home would also greatly benefit their learning.



Within the Mathematics curriculum, children will be taught a range of skills, including: mental and written strategies for solving problems, number patterns, addition and subtraction, multiplication and times tables, division, shape, measure (time, length, weight and capacity) and data handling. Children will have a variety of opportunities to apply their reasoning and fluency within mathematics through a range of practical and problem solving activities. They will also be learning how to apply their mental skills in arithmetic.


Reading Records

Reading records and reading books are expected to be in school every day.
During a week children are expected to complete at least 3 reads at home and these must be recorded in the child’s reading record and signed by parent/guardian.
The reading record will be checked each Friday and if the 3 reads are not completed the child will go to the library to read during Friday break time.
If this is a persistent concern you will be contacted to discuss.


Home Learning

Home learning will go home every week on a Thursday. It needs to be completed and returned by the following Tuesday. Home learning will alternate half-termly:

1) one piece of English work accompanied by learning of times table / arithmetic OR

2) one piece of Maths work accompanied by ten spellings to learn.


In addition to this homework, children are expected to complete 3 pieces of home learning related to the topics covered in class over the course of the year. More details about what these home learning pieces can be will be sent out with each topic.



Our topics over the course of the year include:

  • To infinity and beyond
  • Please Sir
  • Mystical Mayans 
  • 'Tyger, Tyger'
  • Eureka