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Welcome to Year 5!

We have been so excited to welcome your children back into school and have been really impressed with how well they have settled into our new structures and routines.

We would like to thank you for your patience and support as we have adapted to the new way of working. We will continue to respond to guidance and adapt our routines to ensure school runs as safely and smoothly as possible. We wanted to take this opportunity to share with you some key information for our year group.

Drop off and pick up

The start and end of the school day is staggered to limit the number of children coming through the gates at one time.

Our entry time is from the bottom playground gate at 8:55.

Our collection time is from bottom playground gate at 3:15.

If your child has a sibling in Years 2, 4 or 6, they are able to come in with their brother or sister at the earlier time of 8:40 and should leave via the same gate once released from their classroom.

Things to bring into school

Packed lunches can come into school and a separate water bottle so that this can be filled up and used throughout the day.

A warm coat – we will be going outside for fresh air and exercise even when the weather becomes colder.

Reading and Times Table record books – these will be coming home during the next week.  As a minimum, these books should be in school on a Wednesday so that we can assess your child’s progress.

Things not to bring into school

We kindly ask that children don’t bring in rucksacks, bags, book bags or P.E. bags; this helps us avoid clutter and clean more easily.

Unfortunately, birthday cakes, sweets and invitations can’t be handed out in school at this time.

Cuddly toys and other things such as pencil cases and play things can’t come into school.

P.E timetable

As P.E. kits cannot come into school, we ask that children come in wearing their P.E kit on a Monday, our outdoor PE day.

We ask that children try to wear:

  • Usual school t-shirt and sweatshirt, joggers, leggings or tracksuit bottoms, (preferably black, grey or blue if possible.) trainers.

We would ask that children do not wear jeans or football kits on PE days.

Earrings should not be worn to school on PE days. If they are newly pierced, then
you should send your child in with surgical tape covering them. We only allow small stud earrings in school at any time; sleepers or dangly earrings are not permitted for health and safety reasons.

Indoor P.E 

In order for each year group to have access to the school hall and for it to be cleaned, each year group will have an allotted day throughout the week. This will change weekly. You will receive a text the day before each indoor P.E session so that the children know the additional day upon which they should come into school wearing their P.E clothes. Outdoor P.E days will stay the same each week.


Your child’s COSMIC time will be on Tuesday. We are not able to provide coats or welly boots.  Pease ensure that children come into school wearing suitable shoes and have coats and jumpers on cold days. We will try to keep children away from the mud and will not be going out in heavy rain but please only send them in shoes that you are happy to get a bit messy.


Your child will soon be bringing their reading book home again. After such a long break from reading their book bands, we will be working hard to build back up their confidence, fluency and key skills. In order to be successful, fluent readers, some children may benefit from re-visiting their previous colour bands. We will be continuing all our in-school reading rewards and hope you can support us with as much reading as possible at home

We are looking forward to working together over the coming year.  Although we might not always be able to chat at drop off or pick up times, we can always be contacted by phone so please don’t hesitate to call if there is something you would like to discuss.

Thank you for your ongoing support,

Year 5 Team.

Welcome to Year 5

Welcome to Year 5

Please click here to view or download our Parents Leaflet

Our Day

15:00 – 15:15
Guided Reading
Topic Work
Story & Home

How our groups are set up

There are two registration groups – Puffins and Owls.

There are 3 Teachers (groups) for English and Maths.  The groups are differentiated and have additional adult support.

In addition to the 3 class set up, we provide intervention groups to accelerate progress across the curriculum and to provide additional support where it is required.

The Afternoon Curriculum


·         Ancient Greece

·         Mayan Civilisation



·         Extreme Earth

·         Investigating Coasts

·         Grand Canyon


·         Drawing, sketching, design, painting

Working in our Owl and Puffin classes we will study:

Games / P.E                                                  

  • Gym / Dance / Motor Skills
  • Games


  • Earth and Space
  • Forces
  • Properties and Changes
  • Living things and Habitats
  • Animals including Humans


  • Rhythm & Melody

P.E. Days

We are currently unable to allow kit to be kept in school. P.E. will be on different days each week.  We will send a text out the day before your child has P.E. asking for the children to wear suitable P.E, clothes to school for that day.  No kit will be kept in school.


Subject to Coronavirus limitations, we may have the use of the pool at Barncroft School.  Our teachers are fully qualified.  If we are able to go swimming, your child will come home with a letter a week or two before their sessions start and you will be texted prior to your child’s session.


Behaviour is managed as per the school behaviour policy.  We have a zone-board in both classrooms which is used to support our approach to behaviour.  If your child finishes the day at the top of the board they earn credits towards educational rewards.  On rare occasions a child may finish the day at the bottom of the zone board and in these instances they may be asked to stay in during break time on the following day.

Homework (Reading and Times Tables)

Your child will bring a reading book home every evening and we would ask that you read with your child as often as possible.  We ask the children to read at home a minimum of three times per week.  The books are all colour banded and each child knows what colour they are on.  We count reads on Wednesdays, so please ensure your child’s book is in on that day.  We will review each child’s book colour on a regular basis.

Please revise all times tables and practise spellings.

Our communication policy

Due to Covid 19, we are unable to have an ‘open door policy’.  However, if you would like to speak with a teacher about your child, please do not hesitate to call the school office and the staff there will ensure that we are able to resolve any queries.

Reading, Writing & Maths - Home Learning Archive

As it is the end of term on Friday 17th July, this is the last set of home learning that will be uploaded to the website. We really hope that you have enjoyed the activities over the last few weeks. To those of you who have emailed in photos of your wonderful work whilst school has been closed, we have really enjoyed seeing your fantastic learning continuing at home and you continue to make us very, very proud.

This week you will find the following activities for you to complete:

  • A ‘Moving to Year 6’ writing booklet – In here, you will find lots of fun activities to fill in all about your time in Year 5 including your favourite memories, the friends you have made, your funniest moment and your achievements of which we are sure there will be many! It also includes activities for you to complete about moving up to Year 6 including what you are most looking forward to, a space for you to ask your new teachers some questions, tell them what you have been up during lockdown and to tell them a little bit about what makes you special.
  • A Maths revision booklet – Using this booklet, you will be able to revise some of the Maths from this year to help prepare you for Year 6. Try your very best to do as much as you can but don’t worry if you have forgotten some things. There is an answer booklet so someone can mark your work for you or help you if you are stuck.
  • A Maths Mystery booklet – This week’s mystery is called The Mystery of the Burgled Bangers! Good luck!

We really hope to see you in school for transition day on either Monday 20th July or Wednesday 22nd July where you can meet your new teachers and see your new classrooms.

Although it was a short year, Owls and Puffins, you have made us so very proud of you and it has been a pleasure to be your teachers. We wish you all the very best of luck for your final year in Year 6 and we hope you have a fantastic summer holiday! See you in September!

Miss Clunie, Miss Dawkins and Mr Mears 😊

The links below will open the worksheets.

Writing Task (13/07) – Transition

Maths Mystery (13/07) – Burgled Bangers

Maths (13/07) – Revision Workbook

Maths (13/07) – Revision Workbook Answers

In Year 5, the Maths focus this week, beginning 6th July, is Fractions. You can download the workbook and answer book alongside this week’s Maths Mystery Challenge – Place Value Shop Scam!

The reading comprehension this week is about the Muslim New Year celebration, Al-Hijra whilst the writing task is to create a poem in any style that you like.

Proud of your work? Remember that you can email pieces in to share with your teachers on the year group emails! Have fun!

The links below will open the worksheets.

Reading Comprehension (06/07) – Al Hijra

Writing Task (06/07) – Celebration Poems

Maths Mystery (06/07) – Place Value Shop Scam

Maths (06/07) – Fractions Workbook with Answers  

In Year 5, the Maths focus this week, beginning 29th June, is Multiplication and Division. You can download the workbook and answer book alongside this week’s Maths Mystery Challenge –Mystery Fidget Spinners!

The reading comprehension this week is about a Moroccan vegetable recipe whilst the writing task is recipe instructions.

Proud of your work? Remember that you can email pieces in to share with your teachers on the year group emails! Have fun!

The links below will open the worksheets.

Reading Comprehension (29/06) – Morrocon Tagine Recipe

Writing Task (29/06) – Instructions

Maths Mystery (29/06) – Fidget Spinners

Maths (29/06) – Multiplication and Division Workbook  

Maths (29/06) – Multiplication and Division Workbook – Answers 

In Year 5, the Maths focus this week, beginning 22nd June, is Addition and Subtraction. You can download the workbook and answer book alongside this week’s Maths Mystery Challenge – The Mystery of the Burgled Bangers!

The reading comprehension this week is all about Captain Tom Moore and the writing task is a descriptive story about what could be at the end of a rainbow. Get creative!

Proud of your work? Remember that you can email pieces in to share with your teachers on the year group emails! Have fun!

The links below will open the worksheets.

Reading Comprehension (22/06) – Captain Tom Moore

Creative Writing (22/06) – End of the rainbow

Maths Mystery (22/06) – Burgled Bangers

Maths (22/06) – Addition & Subtraction Workbook

Maths (22/06) – Addition & Subtraction Workbook – Answers

In Year 5, the Maths focus this week is Number and Place Value. You can download the Place Value workbook and answer book alongside the Chocolate Thief Maths Mystery Challenge. As it is Black History Month, the reading comprehension this week is all about civil rights activist Ruby Bridges. The writing task is a ‘Complete the Story’ activity where children will be given the first sentence of a story that they can then complete in their own voice and style.

Reading Comprehension (15/06) – Ruby Bridges

Creative Writing (15/06) – Continue the Story

Maths Mystery (15/06) – Chocolate Factory Thief

Maths Number and Place Value Workbook (15/06)

Maths Number and Place Value Workbook (15/06) – Answers

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