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Year 5

We are Year 5!


Year 5 Routines


Reading – We will listen to your child read in our guided 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.

Homework – Homework books will be sent home on a Friday.  Homework is sent home at the beginning of term and will be a mixture of Spellings, Topic, English and Maths work.  Please make sure that you return the books to school by the following Friday. Miss Watkins offers a homework club to all children on a Friday lunch time to encourage children to start their work early and finish early!

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. We have PE led by Miss Watkins on a Friday afternoon. Please note that in Spring Term 1 there shall be no P.E on Friday as we have the exciting opportunity to work with the dance teacher on a Wednesday morning.

Staffing – Miss Watkins is the Class Teacher and will be supported by Mrs Wray. Mrs Grayson shall also be providing 1:1 support in the classroom.


Our topics covered in Year 5 are:

Autumn 1

They See The World Like This

Autumn 2

World War II

Spring 1

The Great, the Bold and the Brave – Ancient Greece

Spring 2

The Great, the Bold and the Brave – The Romans

Summer 1

What a Wonderful World

Summer 2

Space Explorers

Our class book is…


He’s been to the White House. (He hasn’t).

He likes to eat dog food. (He doesn’t).

His only friends are toy animals. (Well, actually…)

No one likes Bradley.

No one, that is, except the new boy, Jeff, and the school counsellor, Carla. They appreciate his far-fetched stories. They think he’s kind and generous. If only Bradley felt the same way. Sometimes the hardest thing in the world is believing in yourself.

‘One of the best and toughest books in recent years’ 



  • PSHE & Wellbeing This year our school are focussing how we can ensure that everyone is taking care of their mind and their wellbeing. We have been looking at, in our ‘Wellbeing Wednesday’ worships, the five ways to well being. These are: GIVE, CONNECT, TAKE NOTICE, BE ACTIVE AND KEEP LEARNING.


In our classroom we have an area for us to take some time to reflect on our wellbeing and where we can keep our minds calm. 

We also have an emotions board for us to reflect on our we are feeling and talk to a Mood Monitor if we need too! This could be positive, or maybe when we need a little ‘pick me up’ when we are feeling a bit blue.

We are using our emotions board very effectively and can add any new emotions on throughout the year!





In Year 5, we have lots of exciting opportunities within our school.

Some of us are able to be a part of the school Mini Police, School Council, Faith Followers and Junior Online Safety Officers.