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Year 5

Year 5


Welcome to Year 5’s web page.

Quartz Class Teacher: Miss McGrotty


Moonstone Class Teacher: Mr Davis


Garnet Class Teacher: Miss Wood


Daily Timetable:

9.05-10.05: Maths

10.05-10.30: Assembly

10.30-10.45: Break

10.45-11.45: English

11.45-12.00: Spelling

12.00-12.40: Guided Reading

12.40-12.50: Reading for pleasure

12.50-1.35: Lunch

1.35-3.05: Topic



PE days are on a Monday. Please ensure that your child has a full PE kit in school on this day including a change of footwear e.g. plimsolls or trainers. It may also be useful for your child to bring in tracksuit bottoms to keep them warm during PE lessons in the cold weather.





Children in Year 5 are set for English according to their ability. This allows the teacher to tailor their lessons to suit every child within their class and allows the children to feel comfortable learning alongside children of a similar ability. We encourage the children to develop their independent skills whilst offering them the support they require to progress their learning.

Throughout the school we use a scheme called ‘Screen to Page’ whereby we use film to enhance the children’s writing. So far this year we have used the Tarzan, Finding Dory and Harry Potter to help the children write. This has had extremely positive results and the children, and adults are very proud of the writing that has been produced. We are looking forward to using other films throughout the year.




The children are also set for Maths. Children are encouraged to develop their independence whilst challenging their mathematical ability. They cover a range of different topics during maths and develop written and mental methods for all four operations throughout the year. We use the column method for addition and subtraction, the long or short multiplication and the bus stop method for division. If you require any advice on any of these methods, please feel free to pop in to see any of the Year 5 teachers. 




We base our Topics on the work we are covering in English which can be found on our long term plan.



Eco and animals

In Year 5 many volunteers have the opportunity to become Eco Captains. Once they are fully trained they will have the responsibility of feeding the animals each day and cleaning them out. We have found that this has given the children a sense of responsibility as well as helping them to work as a team.                                                                                               




In Year 5 the children will be given three pieces of homework a week, English, Maths and Reading each week. Their homework will be given out on a Friday  and will be due in on Thursday’s. We encourage the children to hand in their homework each week.

If homework is not completed an opportunity will be provided for them to complete in school. There is a SUMDOG/Homework club every morning between 8.15-8.45am which children are welcome to attend, just come to the main office at 8.15am.