Year 5

Welcome to Year 5. We look forward to working with you as your child goes on this exciting learning journey! The team is led by Miss Averis (5AV - Year Group Lead), Mr Roberts (5R) and Miss Martin (5M). The children will also be supported by Sharon and Marie.


During Year 5, we encourage a growing sense of responsibility and independence in our pupils, while ensuring that each child is supported in their learning journey. Independence is encouraged through responsibility of stationery, completion of home learning and reflection of behaviour. We hope that you will support us in developing this independence by giving the children increasing responsibilities at home. 


We look forward to meeting you over the Autumn term and are available to discuss any questions or concerns you may have regarding your child’s progress, achievements and experiences at school. Forging strong relationships with families is important to us and we encourage you to discuss the needs of your children as they arise.


Please feel free to contact us via email:


Miss Averis (Year Group Leader):

Mr Roberts:

Miss Martin:



English is taught daily and explores a range of reading, speaking and writing skills. In addition, the children will be working on developing their self-editing skills. Throughout the year, we will be using a range of high-quality texts to inspire the children. Some of the texts that we will be using include The Buried Crown by Ally Sherrick, When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr and Arthur and the Golden Rope by Joe Todd-Stanton.


Maths will be taught on a daily basis and continued to be delivered microscopically with tasks consisting of fluency, reasoning, problem solving and greater depth challenges. Additionally, the children will be completing short daily fluency sessions with a focus on developing their key skills and speed of recall. 


Our Science topics this year will build upon knowledge from previous years. Science topics include Properties and Changes of Materials, Animals including Humans (Puberty will be covered during these sessions), Earth and Space, Forces and Living Things and Their Habitats. 


In our wider curriculum, during the Autumn term, we have the opportunity to learn about the culture in Scandinavia and the invasion of Britain by the Anglo-Saxons. Before exploring the Vikings, 20th Century conflict and Biomes later in the year. 


All PE sessions will be run by AMSA. 5AV and 5M will take place on Tuesday mornings from 8:55 -10:45am. 5R will take place on Wednesday mornings from 8:55 – 10:45am.



Home Learning

Most home learning will be set and completed on Google Classroom (Maths, SPaG, and Topic). During the second week of term, your child will be provided with their login information and this can also be found in the front of their home learning book. 


Home learning will be set every Wednesday to be handed in (online and in person) on the following Monday. Home learning will consist of…


  • Maths Quiz (Google Form)
  • SPaG Quiz (Google Form)
  • Topic Quiz (Google Form)
  • Reading comprehension (In home learning book)
  • Handwriting practise (In home learning book)
  • Spelling practise (In home learning book)


The children will be provided with a home learning book to complete the following work and any other calculations or practise they need.


As well as the homework that is set, the pupils are encouraged to be reading as much as possible and practise their times tables through Time Tables Rockstars ( or other games (


In the unlikely event that all home learning is not completed on time, children will be reminded and given that night to complete it. If all home learning is not completed by the next morning, children will miss some of their lunch time to discuss how they can achieve this in the future. It is important that your support is provided with this and any extenuating circumstances which makes home learning unachievable are notified to your child’s class teacher.


Key events for the first term:

  • 5AV Afternoon swimming sessions 11th – 22nd September return to school at 3:45pm
  • 13th September 2023 Meet the Teacher @ 6:00pm and repeat session @ 6:30pm
  • 28th September International Day
  • 5R Afternoon swimming sessions 25th –6th October return to school at 3:45pm
  • 5M Afternoon swimming sessions 9th – 20nd October return to school at 3:45pm



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