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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.

 Summer 2 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…

Boy: Tales of Childhood (1984) is the first autobiographical book by British writer Roald Dahl. It describes his life from birth until leaving school, focusing on living conditions in Britain in the 1920s and 1930s, the public school system at the time, and how his childhood experiences led him to writing as a career. We will use the story to inspire our written English work and reading comprehension.

Over the past few months we have been working on a radio program linking to our topic on the Romans in Britain. Please have a listen to the link below to hear the fantastic work they have produced.


Its great to be outside again for PE. We had a great time today playing rounders.

Summertime reading with Reception. 

Premier League stars of the future? On Wednesday 8th March we took 8 year 5’s to the Premier League Primary Stars Tournament, which involved around 20 teams from all over Lincolnshire.  The performances were fantastic, we scored loads of goals and won a few games. They were a credit to the school and we are so proud of them. We also got to meet a special guest.  Well done guys!

This term we have been learning about The Romans. Some of us have made fantastic Roman army shields. As part of their military training they even recreated the tortoise manoeuvre. Don’t they look a scary bunch?


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!