Year 5

Welcome to the Year 5 page.  This page provides you with everything you will need to know about life in Year 5. We hope you will find it useful, if you have any further questions then please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Year 5 team.

Classes

  • 5D – Mr Donovan
  • 5S – Mr Smith
  • Teaching Assistants: Miss James, Miss Reed-Poyesden, Mrs Fogas, Mrs Christmas

Reading

Children will have a reading book which they take home to read daily. Please read daily with your child where possible and comment or sign the reading record every evening. Children also have the opportunity to visit and borrow books from the school library each week. Once children finish reading a book they will complete a quiz which assesses their understanding. We are looking for children in year 5 to develop their reading stamina and to choose books that both interest and challenge them.

Rewards

Children can earn Dojo points in a variety of ways eg for having a fantastic day, showing effort, for perseverance, for showing kindness and for completing homework. These link to our green cards which in turn lead to bronze, silver and gold awards. Every week we award a ‘star of the week’. These are children who have shone throughout the week in terms of learning or behaviour. Children will receive a certificate to take home with them in our celebration worship on a Friday.

Homework

Children are set homework that covers reading, spelling, and maths. CGP 10-Minute Weekly Workouts times tables books allow the children to practise basic maths skills regularly. We encourage children to read every day, and to share their recommendations with the other children in the class. We believe that homework benefits both the children and the parents, as it gives an opportunity to share their learning and value the support that parents provide.

Equipment 

  • Named water bottle
  • Waterproof Coat
  • Fruit snack

Lunch

Your child can choose to have a school meal or packed lunch. It is worthwhile checking the weekly menu for the choices available. If your child is bringing a packed lunch to school, then boxes will need to be clearly labelled with their name. Anything your child does not eat will be kept in lunchboxes.

School day

Registration        8:55am
Playtime             10:35-10:50am (Children can bring a fruit snack in for breaktime)
Lunchtime          12:20-1:15pm
Hometime           3:15pm

Forest School

Year 5 will participate in forest school this year. Further information and a consent letter will be sent home before the first session.

They will learn new skills through a range of activities which are designed to build their communication and team work skills. Appropriate clothing and welly boots are essential.

Secondary School

In year 5, children in the Summer Term may get invited to a local secondary school with their class and teachers to experience life in Secondary. We welcome these opportunities as the start of the transition to Secondary School.