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Year 5 Focus

Class Information

The teaching team in Year 5 are Mrs Standford in Kingfishers class and Mrs Finch (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday) and Mrs Jones (Thursday, Friday) in Starlings. The teachers will be supported by Miss Hempstead every day. Mrs Mlynarska and Mrs Peers will sometimes teach or support the children in Year 5.

If you wish to pass on any messages or have a chat about your child’s progress, the teachers are available from 3.20pm every day. If you have a message in the morning, please do this through the office and the message will be passed on.

Could we please remind you that you should not be entering the school unless you have been signed in through the school office and have been given a visitors tag to wear- this is for safety reasons.

PE kit will be worn to school on PE days. Starlings: Thursday (outside) and Monday (inside) Kingfishers: Wednesday (outside) and Tuesday (inside).

Please continue to look out for the ‘Friday Contact’ newsletter for any other information about what is happening in school, especially the Key Dates. We appreciate all your support in your child’s education. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you wish to discuss anything.

Many thanks, Mrs Standford, Mrs Finch and Mrs Jones

Information for Parents – Summer 2022

This term in Literacy we will be using a range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry texts as inspiration for our own writing. We will be focusing on writing a traditional story and an autobiography, using the book Inside the Villains for inspiration. Our class read for this term is Holes by Louis Sachar.

In Mathematics, children in Year 5 will begin by exploring place value of numbers with up to 6 digits. We will think about what the digits represent in a number, where numbers sit on a number line and rounding. We will then move on to working decimal numbers and fractions.

Building Learning Powers

This term we will continue to use the Building Learning Powers vocabulary to help the children talk about their learning, in line with the school's behaviour policy. Children will be rewarded with plenty of house points, R star awards and golden pupil certificates if they show these learning behaviours exceptionally well.


During this geography-based topic, children will explore the physical features of a river, how they are created and how they change over time. The children will develop their research skills to find out about locations of rivers both in the UK and across the World. For their final product children will be completing a field study on the River Culm which will involve a trip to collect a range of data and field sketches.


Reading: It is expected that children will bring home their accelerated reader book from school and read this on a daily basis. At school, they will then take a quiz on their book, so it would be beneficial to your child/children if you could ask them questions about what they have read in order to support their understanding of the book.

Mathematics: It is expected that children will practise their mental recall of multiplication and division facts up to 12 x 12 on a daily basis at home using the Times Table Rockstars. It would also be beneficial to your child to work on telling the time at home.

Spellings: Children will bring home their spellings on a weekly basis. These need to be practised regularly and children will be tested each week.

Topic Work: Please see below a copy of the ‘Menu’ of optional activities that your child may choose to complete. These activities are intended to provide the opportunity for you and your child to learn together and extend knowledge in the topic area. There will be no written feedback for this work; however, children are encouraged to bring in their learning and share with the class. The children’s learning will be rewarded with lots of praise, house points and be displayed! We really want the children to feel proud of their learning achieved outside the classroom.