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Year 5

What to expect in Year 5

A Year of Calm Study

Year 5 can be a calm and studious year; a year to embed all of the knowledge learnt in lower Key Stage 2; a year to start the preparations for transition to secondary school.

This is often a year when children grow in maturity – sometimes even more so than in their final year in primary. They gain a greater independence and confidence from being given more responsibility in their learning.

Children in Year 5 are increasingly encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning: to do their homework, to pack their school bag, to remember their PE kits. And they develop and grow as a result. It is about encouraging independence in preparation for bigger things to come.

Here is an all-you-need-to-know guide to life as a parent of a Year 5 child!

Further really useful information for parents from Oxford Owl can be found here:

smileyHomework  This will be set every 3/4 weeks linking to our Knowledge Organisers shown below. Each home learning grid will be uploaded onto Seesaw. They will consist of a variety of tasks across the curriculum (some compulsory and some optional tasks).  Please help us by encouraging your children to complete their homework and share their work with us on Seesaw. 

Welcome back to Year 5!


We hope you are looking forward to the rest of the year back in school. We are really looking forward to welcoming you all back!


Mrs Nicholls will be your class teacher on a Monday and Wednesday and Miss Shaw will teach you on a Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Miss Biggs will also be supporting you with your learning. We are all here to help you with any questions or problems you may have so please do not hesitate to ask. We realise that it has been a strange year for everybody and your happiness at school is very important to all of us.


Here is some important information about your school week:


P.E days will be on a Monday and Tuesday. No children should bring a PE kit to school. Please wear appropriate P.E kit to school on these days. Prepare for the sessions to be outdoors unless the weather does not allow for this.


Daily Equipment

Every day, you will not need to bring anything to school other than a water bottle and your packed lunch (if you are not having a school dinner), as all other equipment will be provided for you. If you choose, you may bring a pencil case into school to keep in school.


Reading Books

You will have two reading books: one reading book will be taken home and kept there until it has been completed; the other reading book will be a book to keep in school and read during independent reading time.


Reading Practice

You should be reading every day at home (if possible) and, as a minimum, three times a week. Research into learning shows that the more that you develop your comprehension skills and understanding of vocabulary the better you will do in school across the whole of the curriculum. Please do give reading the priority it needs and make sure you keep a list of, and look up, any tricky words you come across- there is a space in your reading diary to make a list of these.



Homework activities will resume after the Easter holidays. In the meantime, please continue to read regularly and practise the Y3/4 and 5/6 spelling words at home. These are the words that you should aim to spell correctly in any independent writing and not just for a weekly test.


Times Tables are tested weekly, on a Monday, through Big Maths Beat That. It is essential that you practise your tables regularly. By Year 5 the National Curriculum states that you should know all of these up to 12x12, so if you are still learning them make sure you practise daily. The more confident you are with your tables - the easier other aspects of maths will be.


Seesaw App

Please do continue to use this app to share any learning that you have completed at home (such as pictures of your reading diary) or to get in contact with us. 


Finally, please do contact any of the Year Five staff if there is anything that we can help with. 


Best wishes,


The Year Five Team

Useful links to use at home

Please use the links below to support home learning.

If you forget your passwords at anytime please let a member of the Year 5 team know so we can help.