Year 5

Welcome to Year 5

In addition to the parent information sent out last week, here are details regarding Year 5.

This year your child will be working with Mrs Saxton, Miss Parry and Mrs Read.

Your child will continue to develop their English and Maths skills as well as studying various topics throughout the year. Due to COVID-19 we will be settling pupils back into school routines over the first couple of weeks and will focus on their wellbeing. Our first class topic is Space, and we have attached our class timetable for your information.


PE lessons will be on a Wednesday so please ensure your child comes to school wearing their PE kit and appropriate footwear on that day. The PE kit consists of pumps/trainers, blue / black shorts / jogging bottoms/leggings and a plain white T-shirt which are clearly labelled with your child’s name. Also, your child may wear a navy school cardigan or jumper. PE lessons will be outdoors until further notice.

Playtime & Snacks

our child will receive a piece of fruit each day at morning break. If you wish your child to have milk, please order this from the office one half term in advance otherwise only water can be drunk. Toast is available at playtime – this must be pre-paid for using ParentPay at a cost of £5.25 per half term.

Entrance to School

Due to COVID-19 we have revised entry and exit routines. Pupils in year 5 will enter through the middle gate and can be picked up from the same gate at 3:15pm. Please ensure you observe social distancing when picking up your child.

If you are late to school, please take your child to the school office to register and explain why you are late. You will not be able to accompany your child to the classroom.

If you have any questions or worries, then please phone the office and they may be able to answer your concern or make a telephone appointment.

We hope your children will be very happy in Year 5 and we look forward to working with them.

Kind regards,

Mrs Saxton

Reading and Homework

Reading books will still be taken home, however on their return to school, they will be placed in a box and left for 72 hours before returning to the shelves. Pupils will initially take 2 books home each week (where needed).

If your child has a reading book at home, please return it to school. Many children in year 5 will have a copy of The Time-Travelling Cat and the Egyptian Goddess as they were leant a copy in year 4. It would be greatly appreciated if these could be returned ASAP!

It is very important that your child reads for 20 minutes every night, and their reading record book is completed to show this. Due to COVID-19, for the time being reading records will remain at home. We will keep records of the books your child has read in school. It is also very important that your child has their book in school on Friday. This is the allocated book change day for year 5.

School Uniform

Please remember to label your child’s uniform, especially their jumpers and cardigans.

School Fund

School fund is £3.50 per half term and can be paid through ParentPay. Please remember this as it helps subsidise trips and buy equipment for the children, such as certificates and playtime games.

Curriculum Overview