Year 5

Meet the Year 5 Team

Miss Cooper Mrs Russell

Mrs Gale


Mrs Jones

Mrs Spinks  

Welcome to our Year 5 page

Here you will find: recent news, important documents (such as our learning letters) and our latest tweets.


Year 5 have been using Twitter to tell the world what they have been up to. Click on the link below to see their Tweets:

What we will be learning…

Reading...This term we have switched from group guided reading to whole class guided reading. This involves us working in a style more like our usual Maths and English lessons. We will continue to use this approach for our sessions this half term, exploring both fiction and non-fiction.

Mia says, “I like whole class guided reading as it helps me to understand what I read better and write my answers down accurately.”

Maths...This half term we will look at some of the wider elements of Maths such as shape and measure. We have done so well with our number skills this year; we now need to solidify our understanding of these areas.

Sophie says, “I have enjoyed doing challenges in Maths this year as they deepen my understanding – you have to be really resilient.”

SPELLING - We will maintain a firm focus on spelling this half term in preparation or Y6. We are all revising the key spelling patterns from our Year 5 curriculum whilst continuing to revisit the Y3/4 and Y5/6 word lists as appropriate. On Fridays we will continue to split into two sets for English, one with a focus on ironing out some of the spelling patterns we struggle with, the other with a free write focus.

Regan says, “Improving my handwriting has helped me to improve my spelling too, try it!”

Geography/Science Our theme for this half term is ‘Keen to be Green’ – we will be looking at sustainability; learning more about renewable energies. This will be reinforced by our residential trip to the Magdalen Project.

Music We will continue to hone our samba beats with Miss Evans ready for the summer fete – look out for us there!

RE As part of topic week we will explore the links between Mardi Gras and Lent, making comparisons to our own lives.

French We will continue to use the EuroStars scheme to develop our spoken, written, reading and listening skills with Mrs Jones and Mrs Spinks.

Jigsaw (PSHCE) Changing Me is the theme for this half term. See below for further details.

PE – Mrs Gale will continue to teach both of our weekly sessions this half term. Please make sure the right kit is in school every Monday and Thursday. We will be practicing our athletics skills ready for sports day on 27th June. We will also continue to explore the apparatus in gymnastics and may even do a bit of country dancing! We will enjoy some of our favourite summer team games such as cricket and rounders.

Latest Year 5 Newsletter

To find out all about what we will be learning about this half term, and all about school life, please open our current Year 5 learning letter.


All homework is set on Thursday and due in the following Tuesday.

Each week the children are expected to complete the English and math learning activity. As well as these set pieces, your child should read regularly and get an adult to sign their reading record book.

We also set spelling and times tables homework.

Spellings – 10 words are set as spelling homework each week. It is vital that not only do the children know how to spell these words, but also what they mean. Therefore, the homework involves writing the spelling word into a sentence so children can showcase their full understanding of the word.

Times tables learning – Each week, the children will bring home a times tables grid which reflects the multiplication facts they are being quizzed on at school.

General information

Please make sure that all school uniform and PE kit is clearly labelled. We advise kits to be in school throughout the week as classes have PE on different days throughout the week. Please include joggers and a sweatshirt for outdoor PE. We have our PE sessions on: Thursday and currently have swimming on Fridays.

Please let the school and the teacher know if your child has any allergies (that we do not already know about) or needs to take any medication.

Please remind your child to bring a coat every day in the winter months.                                  


The BBC bitesize website has teaching, activities and quizzes that will support you in your learning: 

BBC Bitesize

Click on the link below to view the Punctuation and Grammar Glossary

Punctuation and grammar glossary

If you have a grammar question or want to look for an example - check this fantastic website out:

These short video clips clearly shows you how to pronounce the sounds your child has been learning in school.

Articulation of Phonemes

Sounds of the English Phonic Code

The Top Marks website has fun spelling and grammar activities.

Top Marks


The BBC bitesize website has teaching, activities and quizzes that will support you in your learning: 

BBC Bitesize

The Top Marks website has fun maths activities.

Top Marks


BBC Education Victorians.
BBC Bitesize Vikings.
BBC Education Charles Dickens.
Everyschoool - Ancient Greece A fun, interactive site with educational games about aspects of ancient Greece.
Reading University - Greek archaeology Museum of Greek Archaeology.
Woodlands Resources Woodlands Junior School has many useful links to different subjects to support you in your learning.

Can you recommend any good websites for your class page? Share them with your teacher!



St Andrew's Road


Headteacher: Mrs. D. Brown (BED Hons NPQH)
01308 422846
Fax: 01308 458710