Year 5

Happiness and Tolerance

Welcome to Year 5.

We feel that Year 5 is one of the most important years in a child’s primary life. It equips your child with the final vital key skills and knowledge required before they take the next and final step of primary school in to Year 6.

In Year 5, we pride ourselves on setting high academic expectations for the children with their progress during the school year as well as attainment. But a fundamental core of this year, is setting in place solid social skills that will equip your children with key skills for their lives in the community and wider world. Curriculum subjects such as PSHE and RE as well as daily class assemblies and reflection time, play a huge part of in our values in Year 5.

In Year 5 children take part in swimming lessons and again your support is important in ensuring they come with the correct kit on swimming day. If you have any concerns about this or any other pastoral issues, please speak to the member of staff on door duty at the start of the day or class teachers at the end of the day.

You can also contact your child’s class teacher directly through Class Dojo. If you require a log-in to this free app, which will allow you to monitor and track your child’s behaviour throughout their school day, please speak with the teacher at the end of the day .

During this year your child will be taught by class teachers:

  • Miss Ajaz
  • Miss O’Connell
  • Mr Bailey

Supported by teaching assistants:

  • Mrs Hannah
  • Miss Edinborough
  • Mollie Griffiths (Evolve Health Mentor)

All children are expected to be reading at home daily, out loud, to an adult or older person in the household. Weekly spelling lists will be sent home every Friday which allows you to encourage and practise with your child over the weekend and during the following week. They will be tested on these spellings the following Friday.

Children in year 5 are invited to carry out their own research, or respond creatively with writing of stories, poems, producing drawings, paintings, models or indeed anything about their learning which has captured their interest.

We particularly value this ‘children led’ work from home.


Timetables for Year 5 classes:

The documents above are in pdf format.


Reading before the start of the day.
Reading before class.

Writing in English.
Writing in English.

Learning hockey in PE.
Learning hockey in PE.