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Stalyhill Junior School


School will re open to all children on Wednesday 2nd September. Please read the information in the letters and ParentMail section with regard to the bubbles.
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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5



Miss Hemsley and Mrs Taylor are the Year 5 teachers and we will have support from our teaching assistants Mrs Smith and Mrs Gillies. 

Maths and Grammar and punctuation activities will be set as daily AfL (Monday - Thursday) and will be marked in class with the children the following day. The activities will be based on work we have completed in school and will support the learning happening in the classroom.


Your child will continue to bring home a reading book every day 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 and planner 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.
The children will be having weekly spelling tests. These will be given out on a Friday and then tested the following Friday. 


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 to 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.
Please ensure your entire child's uniform and PE kit is named. This term our PE days are: Tuesday pm (swimming) and Thursday pm (Football).



We encourage healthy snacks Monday to Thursday e.g. fruit, vegetables, museli bars etc. and a 'treat' snack once a week e.g packet of crips, chocolate biscuits. Could we ask that you try to avoid sending children in with chocolate bars.
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,
Miss Hemsley and Mrs Taylor