We will, as our pupils are growing and learning with us, care for, support and safeguard them whilst striving to encourage them to be responsible citizens and do the same for each other and their wider community.


We will strive to ignite our pupils’ desire and enthusiasm to learn without limits.


We will aim to encourage our pupils and school community to develop academically and socially which will develop their desire to explore the wider world, skilled and equipped to find out even more.


We will foster belief through believing in yourself, taking on challenges and digging deep within yourself to conquer fears.

Year 5



Our teaching team...

Miss L Melbourne

Miss H Vietor

Mrs C Savage

Mrs S Pimblett

Miss C MacdonaldMrs T BrownMrs M HarwoodMrs J Brewin






Start of the day – Doors open at 8:35am. Children can enter school and will be asked to complete morning tasks. 

Registration – 8.35-8.45am. Registers close at 8:45am, after which a child will be marked as late. 

Break Time – 10.50am until 11.05am

Lunch Time – 12.30pm until 1.30pm. Year 5 will usually eat in the canteen from 12.45pm to 1.00pm,

End of the day – Our teaching time will end at 3.15pm and the children will exit from Door 4 (Zen Den) shortly after.



Each Wednesday, children will receive a homework task set on Google Classroom. The weekly homework will go out each Wednesday and is expected to be completed by the following Tuesday. If completing work online poses a problem, we can arrange for work to be sent home in a book. 


We require all children to strengthen their times table knowledge, and address gaps. Our school subscription to Times Tables Rock Stars (TTRS) supports this and we would encourage daily practise at home, for no more than 20 minutes.


During the Autumn and Spring term, a project-based homework will be set on Google Classroom, known as ‘Six Ways to Be Smart'. Usually, the child will have 6 weeks to complete one of the six given tasks. The time available is much greater than our weekly homework and therefore, we expect that the standard of work in the finished piece should reflect this. Click on our 6WTBS page for current details.


Your child’s passwords for Google Classroom, Purple Mash, Times Tables Rock Stars (TTRS) should be available in your child’s reading record.



Children are expected to read for 20 minutes each day. We ask that a note is made in their reading record to show this, so that we capture your child’s reading experience across the year. Please ensure that reading records are in school each day as we often use opportunities to read in school.  Your child will have an appropriate book from our book bands, or a ‘free reader’ for those with more advanced skills, but these can be supplemented by reading other books and texts at home.



We ask for children each day to bring in to school a water bottle of their own with fresh water inside, children have access to their bottles throughout the day and they will be sent home at the end of the day to be cleaned. Should your child require anything other than water, ie for medical reasons, please notify your child’s teacher.



Each day, we will ask children to select one of 3 options for their lunch. Lunch choices can be accessed on the website. CLICK HERE


Children can bring in an appropriate snack to eat at morning break time. These must be brought into the classroom each morning. Please ensure that this reflects our Healthy snack policy. Alternatively, you may wish to order a snack prepared by the catering team. CLICK HERE



Children will participate in two PE lessons each week. Currently, outdoor PE takes place on a Tuesday and Indoor PE on a Wednesday. Please can you ensure children have the appropriate kits in school at all times in case of opportunities for extra curricular sport or if the PE day changes. We recommend you send in kits at the start of each half term and we will send them home at the end of each half term to be cleaned.


Indoor PE Kits should contain – White T-shirt, Red Shorts, pumps

Outdoor PE kits should contain a plain Blue / Black or Grey Tracksuit. Trainers are preferable for outdoor PE.


Additional indoor kit is available at Classworx on King Edward Road, or Finesse Schoolwear on Pickford Street. 



Full details of our curriculum can be found on our school curriculum page


These are some of the texts that we have used to support our Reading and Writing curriculum this year...


by Helen Ward

The Explorer

by Katherine Rundell

Cloud Busting

by Malorie Blackman

Blackberry Blue

by Jamila Gavin

Woman in White

by Wilkie Collins

One Million Insects

by Isabel Thomas

Impossible Creatures

by Katherine Rundell

Swallows and Amazons

by Arthur Ransome


Curiosity - The Story of a Mars Rover

by Markus Motem

Race to the Frozen North

by Catherine Johnson






Our foundation curriculum this year will include...

Art & Design

Painting  - Landscape, Henri Rousseau

Drawing - Light and Dark, Paul Cezanne

Collage - Mayan Masks

Design Technology

Mechanisms - Design a pop up book 

Textiles - Design a stuffed toy or Easter egg using a blanket stitch

Cooking and Nutrition - 
Amend an existing bolognese recipe with healthy adaptations.


Who ruled Britain when the Romans left?

Were the Anglo Saxons and Vikings good neighbours?

Were the Maya any better or any worse than other societies?

Religious Education (RE)

We will learn about aspects of:





Earth and Space - Does the sun move in the sky?

Forces - How do parachutes work?

Properties and changes of materials - How can we keep a cup of tea warm?

Animals including humans - How does my body grow and change?

Living things and their habitats - Can I grow a plant without a seed?


Why do we need to save the rainforest?

Why do people choose to settle in a country?

What causes the Earth to shake?


Personal, Social, Health & Economic Education (PSHE)

This year, key elements of our PSHE curriculum is being delivered through My Happy Mind, a science-backed programme designed to help children build resilience, self-esteem and confidence. During Relationship Week in the Spring Term, our teaching staff will deliver a series of lessons on Relationship and Sex Education (RSE), using the Christopher Winter Project (CWP) materials. Click below to download the Scheme of Work for Year 5.

CWP Scheme of Work for Year 5

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