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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5

Year 5 Routines

Reading – We will listen to your child read in Guided Reading Groups or whole class reading at least once per week. Your child may also read to an adult on a one to one basis during the week.  Each day your child will bring home their independent reading book. Your child is expected to read for at least 20 minutes each day, to support this we would encourage you to read with your child daily and complete an entry in their Reading Record so that we know reading has been completed.  They will be able to change the book as often as they want as long as they have completed a book review.

Spellings – Spellings will be sent home on a Monday and they will be checked on the following Friday in a spelling test. Your child will need to bring their spelling book into school every day as they will have an opportunity to practise spellings.

Homework – Homework books will be sent home on Thursdays.  Homework is sent home at the beginning of term and will be a mixture of Topic, English and Maths work.  Please make sure that you return the books to school by the following Tuesday so we have time to mark the work before issuing the next piece of homework. To find out this terms homework please click the link.

Click here for Spring 1 homework 

PE – PE will be on Wednesday and Friday.  Please make sure that your child has a white t-shirt, dark shorts and plimsolls. On a Wednesday, PE will be led by a PE coach.

Staffing – Mr Braddish is the Class Teacher and will be supported by Mrs Wray.

Our topics covered in Year 5 are:

Autumn 1

Space Explorers

Autumn 2

3D Designers

Spring 1

The Great, the Bold and the Brave

Spring 2

Making new materials.

Summer 1

What a Wonderful World

Summer 2

Water for Everyone

Our class book is…

This term the class chose to read The Legend of Podkin One Ear.

A thick white blanket covers the wide slopes of the band of hills known as the Razorback Downs . . .

Podkin is the son of a warrior chieftain. He knows that one day it will be up to him to lead his warren and guard it in times of danger. But for now, he’s quite happy to laze around annoying his older sister Paz, and playing with his baby brother Pook. Then Podkin’s home is brutally attacked, and the young rabbits are forced to flee. The terrifying Gorm are on the rampage, and no one and nowhere is safe. With danger all around them, Podkin must protect his family, uncover his destiny, and attempt to defeat the most horrifying enemy rabbitkind has ever known. We will use the story to inspire our written English work and reading comprehension.


Our topic is 3D Designers. This week we have been learning how to use coding and designing our own video games with the help of Hopscotch.


A few pictures of year 5 reading to reception. They have shown real responsibility and maturity, as well as passing on their enjoyment of reading.

We had an amazing day with Ross Montgomery, he inspired the children and left a lasting memory for the whole of key stage 2. 

We had great fun in maths using protractors to measure angles. 

Looking deep into the universe is a beautiful thing. We used pastels and chalk to re create images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. 

Take look at some of our amazing writing based on Perijee and Me. The class have clearly enjoyed and been inspired by the book.


So far this year we have enjoyed using our iPad’s to create interesting perspective photography. The children had a great time!