Year 5


Welcome to Year 5’s Class Page

Welcome back! I hope you have had a lovely summer break! The children have come into school looking very smart and have made an excellent start to their first term in Year 5. I have been extremely impressed by both their attitude and behaviour.


Thank you once again for all your support and I am looking forward to another exciting year ahead!


Coming up this term...


Literacy and Maths

This term we are going to use drama, art and music sessions to develop our ideas in literacy. We are going to be writing: play scripts, diaries and stories linked to our learning focus topic.

In Maths, we will be developing our skills in all areas. We will be focusing on using all four operations to solve problems. We will also be investigating and solving problems involving shape.

Learning Focus

Our learning focus topic for this term is: Where did all the miners go? We will be looking at why mining was important to our local area. We will also be researching what impact the miner’s strike and pit closures has had on the community.

Alongside this, Year 5 are going to be taking part in lots of exciting drama sessions linked to our class texts and learning focus topic. The children and staff are already really excited about using drama to support our learning! 



PE will take place every THURSDAY - PE kit: plain jogging bottoms (no zips/logos) or shorts and either their team colour shirt or plain white. Please ensure that children have trainers / plimsolls as well.

Swimming lessons will take place on a FRIDAY morning. We will be walking to the swimming baths every week. Due to our lovely ‘British weather’ a waterproof coat would be useful.

Water bottles – Please ensure water bottles are named.

Reading books need to be in school EVERY day as the children will be using them each morning. Please continue to support us by reading at home – if you do can you please jot it in their reading diary.

Tuck is available to buy from school ranging in price from 20p-50p.

Homework is handed out on a Friday and is expected back the following Wednesday. This includes spellings, which will be tested the week after they were given out.




Useful Websites:

Year 5/6 spelling list*

Useful information for all literacy topics

Literacy games

Maths games/activities



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