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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 Mobley (5M)

Mrs Kirkland and Miss Taylor support learning across the year group.

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 Autumn Term, all year 5 children will participate in two sessions of sport every week.

All children will have P.E. with Mrs Whittaker on a Tuesday afternoon.

5M will have their second session on a Wednesday afternoon and will need their Barnfields P.E. kit for this.

5H will have their second session on a Wednesday afternoon, but will be swimming. A separate letter has gone home for this activity detailing kit. Swimming for 5H will last until Christmas.

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


All homework is given out on a Friday and needs to be handed back in on the following Thursday. 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 and English, but are provided in order 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 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:

Blists Hill Victorian Town. 

More details to follow, but the trip will be taking place before Christmas and cost will be approximately £20.

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 and Learning:

During the Autumn Term, children will access a wide range of subjects within their learning. During reading and English sessions, we look at Holes, by Louis Sachar and a variety of books that inform our focus topic of 'Maya civilisation'. Maths will see children participate  lessons involving place value, addition and subtraction, and multiplication and division. Highlights towards the end of the term include the trip to Blists Hill Victorian town (which will support their learning going into the Spring Term when the focus topic shifts towards 'The Victorians').

Can we say a huge a thank you to everyone. The children are working so hard and the support we have had from families has been brilliant. It has been an excellent start to the year.

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