Welcome to Year 5

                                                                                                          Year 5 - where effort will always bring reward

 The upper key stage journey begins in Y5 where our school citizens are developed into motivated learners able to take charge of their learning environment

 Thoughout the learning, the core subjects of Mathematics, English and ICT link in to all the other areas.

Science, Humanities teach us about our world, while the Artsmark Gold principles underpin the creative subjects of Art, Music and Drama.

New languages, new perspectives and new physical achievments all add to the unique educational experiences in our multi sensory classroom.

 We really hope these few pages will give you a whistle-stop tour of our fantastic work and we look forward to working together for the rest of the year.


Best wishes from all in Y5



Miss Seddon    Y5S Teacher

                                              Mr Brett    Y5Br Teacher





Reading records and books - Everyday (reading books will be checked on Wednesday)

PE Kits - Thursdays and Fridays

Homework - Wednesdays

Spellings and Timetables - Fridays


News and Homework


The children have been reviewing the lists of both Year 3 and 4 spelling and Year 5 and 6 spellings. The children have identified any gaps they may have and have composed their own spelling lists that is perfectly suited to their needs!  




We are setting a pick and mix homework over the holidays, we don’t expect children to complete all of it. It’s more about developing responsibility and personal development.

  • Becoming more responsible;
    • Keep your bedroom tidy over the holidays.
    • Make breakfast or dinner for your family.
    • Bake a cake.
    • Wash your own clothes.
    • If you have a pet, take responsibility of it for a day.
    • Do the washing up.
    • Set the table and tidy up after dinner.
  • Getting outside;
    • Make an insect hotel.
    • Plant something (flowers or vegetables).
    • Spend a day in the park.
  • Others;
    • Don’t use any electronics for a whole day.
    • Draw a picture of a something from nature (tree or flower).
    • Write a letter to a family member.
    • Try a new skill (origami, sewing, learn how to juggle).
    • Practise playing your instrument.
    • Learn how to count to ten in a new language.
    • Read a book.
    • Do a random act of kindness for somebody.


Learning Resources

Here are a few suggested learning resources that the children can access at home.


An online version of the numbers game from countdown. There is no timer so the children can practise using their number knowledge in a fun way.

A great resource which can help to improve the speed of calculations and knowledge of their times tables.  

This is a great resource for recapping your mathematical knowledge. Mr Brett's favourite page is the puzzle page.




Reading eggs is a super website, you can use it on any device and it can really help develop comprehension skills.

 If you are ever stuck for what to read, or want to get into a new author, then this is a great website which allows you to read extracts from a range of authors.



 Education city is a fantastic resource where the children can access a range of challenges and lessons from across the whole curriculum.

A List of 100 Recommended Reading Books for Year Five and Six Children

This is a list of suggested Year Five and Six texts. Please note: some of these texts are meant for the more mature reader. We would advise you to read an online synopsis of each book before purchasing or borrowing to ensure that you are happy for your child to child to read it. If your child would like to discuss any of the themes within these books, they are very welcome to speak to a member of the Upper Key Stage Two team. 

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