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Year 5

We are Year 5!


Year 5 Routines


Reading – We will listen to your child read in our library 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 log this in their Home-School contact book so that we know reading has been completed.  These will be signed by Miss Watkins every Friday. They will be able to change the book as often as they want as long as they have completed a book review.

The class also have access for a wide range of books in our classroom reading corner and in our school library.

Spellings – Spellings will be sent home on a Wednesday and they will be checked on the following Wednesday 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 a Wednesday.  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 Monday 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.

 Autumn 1 Homework

PE – PE will be on a Monday and a Wednesday.  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 – Miss Watkins is the Class Teacher and will be supported by Mrs Wray. Mrs Clover shall also be providing support in the classroom along with Miss Heighton and Mr Harness.

Work to be proud of!

In Year 5 we take pride in our work. If we are particularly proud of one of our pieces of work we can take a ‘selfie’ of it.
This means Miss Watkins can take a copy of our work for us to bring home.
We can then enter the hall of fame and may be chosen as the… SUPERSTAR OF THE WEEK.


We have our first Superstar’s of the week in Year 5 for this term! Well done!

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…


Lucky thinks he’s an ordinary Human boy. But one night, he dreams that the stars are singing to him, and wakes to find an uncontrollable power rising inside him.

Now he’s on the run, racing through space, searching for answers. In a galaxy at war, where Humans and Aliens are deadly enemies, the only people who can help him are an Alien starship crew – and an Alien warrior girl, with neon needles in her hair . . .


 Space Explorers

OUR MISSION: The International Space Station are running low on vital supplies. The Year 5’s must think of a way to send these supplies from Earth to the crew! But, the teams only have the most basic tools…


  • In English, we have been using talk counters to make sure we are sharing lots of ideas when describing a scene. This has helped us maximise the contributions made in our lesson and the ideas that are shared!