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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 Autumn Term 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…

In class we are reading The Nowhere Emporium.

When the mysterious Nowhere Emporium arrives in Glasgow, orphan Daniel Holmes stumbles upon it quite by accident. Before long, the ‘shop from nowhere’,  and its owner, Mr Silver, draw Daniel into a breathtaking world of magic and enchantment.
Recruited as Mr Silver’s apprentice, Daniel learns the secrets of the Emporium’s vast labyrinth of passageways and rooms, that contain wonders beyond anything Daniel has ever imagined.
But when Mr Silver disappears, and a shadow from the past threatens everything, the Emporium and all its wonders begin to crumble.
Can Daniel save his home, and his new friends, before the Nowhere Emporium is destroyed forever? We will use the story to inspire our written English work and reading comprehension.

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!