Year 5

Welcome to Year 5! 

We are in Upper Key Stage 2 and will have lots of exciting opportunities to learn new skills, challenge ourselves and be immersed in a fantastic learning journey this year!




Staff in Year 5

Our teacher is Miss Hall and we are supported by Mrs Ashington.


Miss Hall

Mrs Ashington

Mrs Ashington




Useful Information

Our PE days are on a Tuesday and Thursday.





Each week we suggest that there are three activities to be done at home that support the work we are doing in school.

Number Zumba-

This is a ‘learn by heart target’ that is personalised to your child. This is number target your child needs to work on and will be tested on it in class. If your child is successful in their test then they move on to another target within that colour band. Once all the targets within a colour band are achieved they will change colour band. This is a fun, energetic and fast paced session in school and so quick recall is a very important.

There are a number of ways you can support your child:

recalling them in the car/ writing them out in a different order/ writing them in chalk/ post it notes



This is a list of spellings/ high frequency words that your child needs to be able to write confidently in order to be able to apply it to their every day writing. As well as know the word in isolation, it is also very important that they can write their spellings in the context of sentence writing – so it is worth dictating the words in the context of a familiar sentence, e.g. if the word is ‘some’, you could dictate, “I have some sweets.”

There are a number of ways you can support your child:

making the words out of magnetic letters/ chalking the words/ writing them on post it notes/ playing splat/ hiding the word/ making silly sentence with the word in…. speak to a member of the class team if you require some fresh ideas!



We encourage that you read with your child at least 3 or 4 times a week reading the leveled reading book sent home from school.

Can you find… the title? the author ? the front cover…?
If your child has previously read the book, show them the front cover and ask them to retell the story in their own words.

Support them with questions like:
What happened next? Can you remember why that happened?
Looking at the front cover- What do you think this book is about? What do you think might happen?
Make sure to ask children the meaning of a new word in a book. Can you tell me what that word means?

Encourage your child to make links between the words and pictures.
Can you point to the illustration of the … Talk about the feelings of the characters as the story progresses. Encourage more ambitious vocabulary than ‘happy’ and ‘sad’. Suggested words: upset, worried, anxious, excited, sleepy, angry, How do they feel? How does that make them feel? How would you feel if that happened to you?

Ask your child to make predictions before turning a page or at the end of the story. What do you think is going to happen? Why?
What do you think they do next?

Curriculum Update


This week we have planted our potatoes to enter the potato growing competition against local schools at the Bingley Show. We will be keeping a watchful eye on their progress and have already organised a watering rota! Fingers crossed.

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Homework uploads

2.5.17  New spelling rules Spelling List 11 silent letters  RED group children will be given personalised spellings from their list.

WE: 28.4.17 READING  Week 1  homework

Our new reading groups have been launched. Your child will now know what group they are in: Enid Blyton, Michael Morpurgo, David Walliams, J K Rowling or Malorie Blackman. The children will be given a reading task to complete after their reading session – this will either be weekly or fortnightly. The task will be reading and an activity based on the book; this information will be put in the children’s Home Journal and needs to be completed by the date given.

25.4.17 New spelling rules Spelling List 10 silent letters RED group children will be given personalised spellings from their list.

Please could the children learn the hyphen spellings again for testing on 25.4.17. Thanks.

20.3.17 New spelling rules Spelling List 9 hyphen  RED group children will be given personalised spellings from their list.

6.3.17  New spelling rules Spelling List 8 past tense   PLEASE NOTE – these spellings will now be tested on Monday 20th March.

27.6.17 New spelling rules  Spelling List 7 plurals

After half term, we will be focusing on revising spelling patterns already visited this year.

30.1.17 New spelling rules Spelling List 6 ough

23.1.17 New spelling rules  Spelling List 5 ant ent families

16.1.17 New spelling rules this weekSpelling List 4 -ant ent

14.10.16 This week we are looking at commonly misspelt words spelling-list-common-misspelt-words

11.10.16    Homework w/c 10/10/16 click here

7.10.16     spelling-list-2b-cial-tial

30.9.16    New spelling rules this week. spelling-list-2a-cial-tial

23.9.16    For some groups, this weeks spellings have the same rule. Some spellings are repeated as they were ‘tricky’. spelling-list-1b-cious-tious

16.9.16    Spellings groups have now been set and your child will have brought their spellings home tonight. The children will be tested on them next Friday (23.9.16). If you have any queries about these, please don’t hesitate to pop in and have a chat! spelling-list-1a-cious-tious



29/06/17    Important E-safety Letter

12/05/17     Jorvic Trip Letter

04/05/17     Swimming Letter

03/05/17     Year 5 Curriculum Information Letter

03/04/17     Letter from the Chair of Governors

17/03/17     Clicks – Rewind to Easter Letter

10/03/17     Sex Education Letter

10/03/17     Homework Explanation Letter

17/02/17     Star Centre Update

19/01/17     Star Centre Trip Letter

19/01/17     Swimming Letter

18/01/17     Year 5 Curriculum Letter

19/10/16     Mobile phone information

07/10/16     Trip Letter – click here (opens in a word document)

30/09/16     Slides from the Curriculum Evening

13/09/16     Curriculum Letter