Year 5

Mrs Fenna is in class each morning and all day on Fridays
Mrs Elliott is in class Monday and Tuesday afternoons
Ms Ward is in class on Thursday afternoons

Welcome back. As usual the classroom door will be open at 8.55am and school will begin at 9.00am. Please ensure your children are arriving on time for school every day – it takes a bit longer to get round to the back of school so make sure you set the alarm a few minutes earlier!  I was so impressed with the quality of homework last term; I hope this continues for the rest of the year. Homework club is available on a Tuesday and Wednesday lunch time for those who need extra support.

This half term we will continue our Greek topic. We will be exploring more of Greece now as well as making comparisons from our daily life to life in Ancient Greece.

In literacy, we will be exploring the book ‘Holes’ written by Louis Sachar. From this we will be developing our reading skills using the Big 10 and writing letters and diary extracts from different points of view. The children will be thinking about different styles of formality for each piece of writing.

Spellings are usually given out on a Tuesday but sometimes it is more beneficial to have developed the list as a class; this means there is not a set day when they are given out. However, a spelling pattern will be known by the children from Tuesday onwards.

We will be more than happy to see you at 8.55am or 3.30pm if there are any concerns in school that you wish to discuss.

Kind Regards,

Mrs Fenna & Mrs Elliott

At our Greek Feast, the children will be dressed as Greek citizens. If you have any large pieces of material that we could use as togas, we would love to have them. Plain, white or coloured table cloths or sheets are ideal. We can return them afterwards. Thank you.

Now the children are in Year 5 they will have the option of walking to and from school independently. If this is something you wish your child/children to do you will need to fill in consent form available from the office or myself during the first week.

Class Teachers

Year 5 Teachers
Mrs Fenna and Mrs Elliott

Support Teachers
Mrs Hilton and Mrs Lupton

Important Dates

Wednesday 21st February
Parents Consultations

Monday, 26th March
Parent’s Greek feast

16th April
Kingswood deposit needed (£80)

Class Newsletter

Spring 2 Newsletter

Class Information

P.E. Information

Year 5 P.E. is Wednesday and Friday.

PE and MFL is taught by specialists on Wednesday afternoons

Please ensure your child has their full kit for those days.  The kit is:

  • White t-shirt
  • Blue shorts/joggers
  • Socks
  • Trainers

Library Books Information

Library day: Monday

Reading Books Information

Reading Books: Reading books need to be back in on a Friday. Only books with comments will be changed.

Please read with your child daily and ensure they have their book-bags in school every day.

Homework Information

Homework grids will be in books in the first week of each half term. Mrs Fenna will collect these on a Tuesday to check and mark homework. They are returned either Tuesday or Wednesday.

It is the child’s responsibility to hand it in. It is expected that all children achieve at least Bronze award and they will be encouraged to go to homework club when this is not achieved at home.


To keep headlice under control, remember… once a week, take a peek!

It is really important to check for lice weekly, even if you do not think your child has them. If you do find headlice, please treat immediately and notify a member of staff so that other parents can be made aware. If your child has long hair, tying it up might reduce their chances of catching them.

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