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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5! There are two classes in Year 5 this year, taught by Mrs Bailey and Mrs Jarvis. Our teaching assistants are Mrs Begum, Mrs Radaram and Mrs Driscoll. On this page, you will find useful information about Year 5 including homework for the week, 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


If you are self-isolating, please go to the Year 5 'home learning' page to find this week's learning, which is matched to the work we are doing in class as closely as possible. Please bring any work you have completed with you when you return to school. Please let us know if you have any questions or need any help. 


We will send home two pieces of homework each week. 

          - Maths

          - English, Science or topic 

Occasionally, we may set a project which takes longer to complete. 

All homework is given out on Friday and should be handed in by the following Wednesday.

Alongside this, please also go onto Times Table Rockstars, Reading Eggs and Spelling Shed to practise your skills. 

Forest School

Each class have Forest School afternoons this half term. 

These will take place on the following Mondays:


5J - 27th September 2021   

5B - 11th October 2021   


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). They 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. For warmer days, children will need to wear a sun hat and you may wish to apply sunscreen before coming to school in the morning.  


5J will have swimming lessons on a Wednesday morning for the first term. Lessons will commence on the 15th September. This will replace the Thursday PE session for 5J. Children need to bring swimwear, a towel and swim hat each Wednesday. Children will not be allowed in the pool without a swim hat.

If your child needs to wear googles for medical reasons, please email the request to the school office. Where possible, children are encouraged to swim without goggles.


Our PE days are Tuesday and Thursday. Please 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. 


Please ensure that your child has a sun hat with them every day, as this will be needed at break and lunchtime on warmer days. 

General Timetable Year 5


“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 purple 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: