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Welcome to Year 5

Welcome to Year Five! I'm looking forward to working with you and your child over the next year as we make our way through Year Five! Over the course of the year there will be hard work and challenges as we make sure the children are ready and prepared to go into Year Six next year. We will definitely be having some fun along the way too!


If you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to get in touch and I will be happy to help!


Miss Gorstige

General Information 


Swimming will start on Tuesday 1st October and will take place every Tuesday (except Tuesday 29th October) until Tuesday 26th November. It is important that your child arrives at school on time so we can leave the site at 9:00am promptly. Ensure your child brings their goggles, swimming hats and towels each week.


PE will take place on a Tuesday afternoon. After swimming, there will be an additional PE lesson on Friday afternoons. It is important that your child has their PE kit in school from Monday until Friday.   




In Year Five, homework is set every week on Friday and is due back on the following Wednesday.

Homework will consist of the following:

  • A piece of English homework - this could be a reading comprehension based task or linked to the grammar we have been learning in that week
  • A set list of spellings linked to the spelling rule we have been learning in that week
  • A piece of Maths homework - this will be linked to the topics covered in the week.


In addition, this term we would like all children to regularly practise their times tables using Times tables Rocks Stars . Children should know their individual log ins/ passwords.

Reading Information


In Year Five, we encourage independent readers and the expectation is that pupils read at home every day, whether this be independently or with you.  Regular reading is crucial to improving your child's writing skills - the most avid readers are often the best writers as they experience a range of different genres and author styles that can help them in their own independent writing. It is your child's responsibility to choose either a book from home or the classroom to have in school. Your child has been provided with a reading record to fill in whenever they read at home. Once your child has read four times, they will receive a raffle ticket to be entered into a prize draw at the end of the term.

Year 5/6 Information Evening

Year Five Curriculum Information Letter Autumn 2019