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Welcome to Year 5:

Hello, everyone,

Welcome to the Year 5 page. Within this section of the website, you will find useful information you (or your child) may need for their learning. This may include information on trips, PE days, homework, timetables and much more.

Meet the team:

Mr Hardwick (5H)

Miss Quimby (5Q)

Other members of staff your child may come across:

Mrs Davies (SENCO)

Mrs Turton (Phase Leader - Head of Years 5 and 6)

Key Information:

PE :

This is a crucial part of the curriculum and one in which all children should participate. All children in the school will have two hours of timetabled sport and PE per week. If your child is unable to take part (due to a medical reason) please provide a note.

From the start of the Summer Term, all year 5 children will participate in a morning of sport every Friday, and will therefore need their PE kits on this day. This will be delivered by Miss Hemming and Miss Manning and will last for two hours. This will be the only day that the children will need their PE kits in the Summer Term.

Please remember that all long hair needs to be tied back and earrings removed. It would be beneficial that children come to school on a Friday without earrings in if possible, please.


All children have had an opportunity to swim this year and have been assessed by the swim instructors at the Leisure Centre. Some children will need to attend swimming on a Wednesday afternoon in the Summer Term (from Wednesday 11 May), and this will be because the swim instructors have identified them as children who need extra assistance and practise to reach the end of Key Stage 2 minimum requirements. If your child is selected, parents will be notified of this by a letter.


All homework is given out on a Friday and needs to be handed back in on the following Wednesday. There may be the odd exception, but children will be clearly signposted, if for any reason, a hand-in day changes.

Homework consists of a mixture of maths, English and spelling assignments, but are to consolidate learning. This means that any homework given will be based on what has happened in the lessons and children (in theory) should be able to access it independently. Unless stated, homework should take no longer than an hour to an hour and a half per week. 

Please ensure that your children are reading and accessing TT Rock Stars at least 3-5 times per week. If your child is on Nessy (parents will have been notified of this), again, please ensure they are accessing this 3-5 times per week at home. Little and often is the key for TT Rock Stars and Nessy.

Upcoming School Visit:

Tuesday 3 May 2022: We have a full day at Standon Bowers Educational Centre.

Details for payments, what children should wear for the trip and medical forms have been sent to parents via email/through letter form through the children's class teachers.

Curriculum Outline:

Autumn 2021:

We hit the ground running with our Victorians topic. This saw us learn all about life in this period of time and culminated in us visiting Blists Hill for a day trip. Within our other learning, highlights included us cooking in design and technology, learning about life cycles in science, studying William Morris in art and taking part in swimming and gymnastics sessions in PE. Our focus text was Holes, by Louis Sachar, which the children thoroughly enjoyed.

Spring 2022:

We kicked off by introducing our new focus text of Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo and continue to delve deeper into other areas of the curriculum. Highlights included learning about search engines and how to use sonic pi ( music programme) in our computing sessions, we painted a portrait as art of our art work and learned all about phrases for our family in French. Our overriding topic was Explorers and Survivors, which saw us investigate famous explorers such as Scott, Amundsen and Lord Anson.


Can we say a huge a thank you to everyone. The children have worked so hard and the support we have had from families has been brilliant.

Thank you, and any questions you may have please contact your child's class teacher through the school office. Alternatively, we are on the school gate most afternoons at the end of the school day.

Year 5 staff