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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5


Mrs Taylor is the teacher in 5T and Mr Wilde is the teacher in 5W. Miss Bell and Miss Staniforth are the teaching assistants working in Year 5.


All pupils in school receive the same homework. 

Reading—All children will bring home a home/school reading book. This book is matched to your child’s word reading and comprehension ability. It is expected that reading books are changed weekly. The children are responsible for putting their book and school planner in the reading book box in their classroom when it is ready to be changed.

Spelling—Teachers will upload new spellings fortnightly to your child’s virtual google classroom. Your child’s login information is in their planner. Children will also stick a copy of the spellings into their planner.

Times Tables—All pupils have access to TTRockStars. Times tables are a vital part of the maths curriculum and good times table knowledge supports children’s learning in any areas of mathematics including fractions, area and long multiplication. We teach times tables in all year groups and recommend that children practise regularly at home too.  


To access Google Classroom and TTRockStars, your child will need their personal log-ins which are stuck on the log-in page towards the front of their school planner. In the event that the planner is not at home, you may wish to copy these. 


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. 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! Every child has a TTRockstars log-on where they can easily practise their tables through play.

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.
PE Kit
Please ensure your child's PE kit is named (as well as their uniform!) and in school on a Monday to be used that week. 

This term our PE days are: Tuesday (swimming) and Thursday. For swimming we encourage children to learn to swim without their goggles, so that they are comfortable with and without them. However if your child needs to wear goggles for medical reasons, they can do so—there is no need to write requesting this.



We encourage healthy snacks. We ask that your child does not bring chocolate bars, crisps 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 and Mr Wilde