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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)

Miss Ellis, Mrs Bright, Mrs Congreave and Mrs Maguire support learning across the year group.

Mr Lowe and Miss Manning (Nicole) (Sport/PE and Dance delivery)

Other members of staff your child may come across:

Mrs Davies (SENCO)

Mrs Crosland-Nash (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 two sessions of sport every week. Both sessions will take place on a Friday morning, one after the other. In this term, both classes will be taught by Miss Manning for dance and Mr. Lowe for PE. 

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.

With P.E., please ensure that children come to school in appropriate Barnfields-approved PE attire. As we continue through the colder months, please ensure that children have tracksuit/hoodie, warmer clothes. 


All homework is given out on a Thursday 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 both 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.

All children now have a reading record diary. They need to be recording their reading every week in this book. Teachers will check this weekly on a Thursday. It is to be used for recording children's reading only; it is not a communication book between school and parents.

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 in lessons involving place value, addition and subtraction, and multiplication and division. 

During the Spring term, Year 5 will be learning about the Victorian period in our history lessons, and this will also inform part of our English (both reading and writing) sessions. Books we read include Street Child and Houdini's Box and maths will see us continue to work with multiplication and division, amongst other concepts. Nearer Easter, we will be doing some cooking based on our Victorians topic.

During the Summer term, Year 5 will be learning about the British Empire in history lessons, globalisation in our geography sessions and looking at art inspired by plastic pollution amongst other things. Books we read in our English sessions will include Cosmic, Farther and the Barnabus Project. Maths lessons will see us undertake learning on decimals, converting different units and volume. During this term, all children will be attending a day trip to Laches Wood Outdoor Education Centre in order to prepare them for their week-long residential in Year 6.

Key Dates:

Tuesday 7th May 2024: Trip to Laches Wood Outdoor Activity Centre

Tuesday 9th July 2024: Education workshop from the Dogs Trust (within school, free of charge)

Further details for these dates will be sent out nearer the time. 

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