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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5


Mrs Taylor is the teacher in 5T and Miss Williams and Miss Hey both teach 5HW. Miss Williams is in class on Mondays and Tuesdays and Miss Hey is in class Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Mrs S Taylor and Mrs Burgess are the teaching assistants who work within Mrs Taylor's class. 


Maths and English activities will be uploaded onto Google Classroom each Monday at 3pm. This work will usually reflect what is happening in class but may also be revision of previous learning. Where AfL is split into daily activities, we would suggest that children complete the activities on the correct day (e.g. complete Monday's Maths and English AfL tasks on Monday) as they may support your child accessing the following lesson. Answers will be posted onto Google Classroom each Friday at 3pm. 


Reading Books

Your child should now be bringing home a reading book every week to share with you. When your child is ready to change their book, we recommend a weekly change. Please sign their planner to confirm that the book has been read and it is their responsibility to place the reading book with their name on in the classroom box. The emphasis this year for reading is Inference. Please ask questions and discuss the text with your child to ensure they fully understand what they have read.

Frequent reading sessions at home with a parent is key to a child’s success in reading, but also in many other areas of the curriculum. Shared reading and discussion of the story are very helpful. Please encourage your child to read with expression and to express opinions about the characters in the story, the plot, and what might happen next to further develop their inference skills.

Please help your child with their mental manipulation of numbers to increase their confidence and speed. They will need to know their tables off by heart and be able to recall multiplication facts out of context and possibly using a range of vocabulary e.g. What is six lots of five, or six times five. What happens if you divide thirty by five? What are the multiples of five to fifty? What is the product of 6 and 5?  These are great for long car journeys or bath times!

If you would like to do additional English & Maths work at home with your child, we recommend the Year Five workout books, published by CGPbooks, which can be purchased on line (
Homework in other subjects will be research based tasks which may be set at different points throughout the year.
Water Bottles
Please ensure your child brings a named bottle to school every day, filled only with still, plain water. They must take this home each day after school so that it can be washed.
Please ensure your entire child's uniform and PE kit is named and in school on a Monday to be used that week. This term our PE days are: Tuesday and Friday.



We encourage healthy snacks. We ask that your child does not bring chocolate bars or sweets to school.
Urgent messages can be passed to the teachers via Mrs Pritchard in the school office, by phone (01613384290) or e-mail If you wish to contact the teachers please use your child’s planner to liaise with staff. We have adopted a paperless system and will send home letters via ParentMail and all copies of letters can be found on the school website.  
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Kind Regards,
Mrs Taylor, Miss Hey and Miss Williams