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Year 5

Information for parents/carers of Year 4 coming into Year 5 in September 2023

Welcome to Year 5! There are two classes in Year 5 this year. Anemones are taught by Mrs Thomas and Dahlias are taught by Mrs Bailey and Mr Litson. Our teaching assistants are Mrs McSkimming and Miss Lee. On this page, you will find useful information about Year 5 including home learning, Forest School dates and PE days.  


At the bottom of this page are links to Curriculum content and photos of work completed in school.  

Home learning (homework)


Year 5 Home Learning Menu


Your child will be issued with a home learning grid at the beginning of each term. A copy of the grid can be found on the Autumn Term tab at the bottom of the page. The grid consists of 9 tasks with one task needing to be completed each week.


Home Learning is due in on Wednesday of each week and books will be returned on Friday.                      

One piece of Home Learning will be marked each week.                      

Some tasks are compulsory, meaning that you need to complete them. These are marked with a *


In addition to handing in at least one piece of homework each week, you should be regularly using Reading Eggs and Times Tables Rockstars.

Forest School


We will let you know when our Forest School sessions will take place. 


On their Forest School days, children should be dressed in their school shirt and jumper/cardigan and jogging bottoms or sports leggings (shorts are not suitable for Forest School).


Children MUST have suitable footwear such as wellies or trainers, which you do not mind getting muddy. If it is wet, a coat or waterproof jacket will be needed. It may be cold, so please bring a hat, gloves and wear extra layers to keep warm.   



Our PE days are Tuesday and ThursdayPlease make sure that you wear suitable PE kit in school on these days. 


Suitable PE kit is a white t-shirt, school PE shirt or house t-shirt and dark shorts or dark joggers, dark sweatshirt and trainers. 


If you have pierced ears, you will need to remove your earrings or bring in some tape to cover them during PE. If your hair is longer than shoulder length, it must be tied back. 





Dressing for the weather!

As all our windows and doors are open at all times - in keeping with Government guidance - it can get chilly in the classroom sometimes, even on summer days. Please ensure that your child always has their jumper or cardigan with them. 


As we move into autumn and winter, please ensure that your child has a suitable coat with them as we always try to go outside at break times unless it is raining heavily. 

General Timetable



“Books give a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.”  Plato.

We would like you to try to read at home every day. You can read to yourself or to an adult. Please make sure that you bring your book to school each day. This could be a book from home or one you have borrowed from school - make  sure you choose something that interests and excites you! 


The following website has lots of brilliant ideas to inspire you:



In Year 5, we would like all children to participate with our fun and interactive Reading Eggs programme both at home and at school. All children should be encouraged to enjoy 30 minutes of Reading Eggs at home every week, including one reading lesson. Please feel free to extend your learning for even longer! Your teacher will be able to see all of your hard work. Play games, complete puzzles, read stories, write your own stories and complete reading and spelling lessons all whilst earning awards and styling your own Reading Egg character. 


You will find your login details in your homework book. Quick, log in now to start the fun! 

For more information follow the link below to our Reading Eggs page on our website. 

Recommended Reading List


It is important that to stay hydrated, so please remember to bring in a named water bottle. You can bring in a snack for break time. Please remember that snacks must be fresh fruit or vegetables.


                                                   Curriculum content and photos: