Year 5

A big hello to you all and welcome to Year 5. We are looking forward to a really busy and exciting year with lots of amazing learning already planned. 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!

This half term our main topic is ‘Raging River’ where we will be learning about the physical geography of rivers and the water cycle. We will be visiting Bolton Abbey to conduct a river study and following this up with a visit from a Civil Engineer to help us unpick the links between physical and human geography of an area.

In literacy, we will be exploring descriptive language; narratives and recounts. As a school we will be continuing to focus on spelling through a daily lesson. Children will receive their new spellings within the week and use them in lessons; they will be tested the following Monday. 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.

In Maths for the Autumn Term, we are starting our learning using a research project of inspiration lessons. These build life-long thinking and group work skills which will be used across the curriculum. The rest of the half term will follow the curriculum to cover Place Value, Addition and Subtraction and Statistics.

This terms SEAL topic is ‘New Beginnings’ which gives the children time to think about what they want to achieve this year. They will develop the ability to build on their own resilience to keep on going even when the going gets tough.

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

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

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

27th September
Bolton Abbey

Civil Engineer visit

10th October
Water Specialist

Friday 20th October
Half Term

Wed 1st Nov
Parents Consultations

Friday 3rd November
Monday 29th January
Thursday 21st June
Parent Session

Class Newsletter

Autumn 1 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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