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Year 5

The Year 5 team are excited for another fantastic year ahead! Please take some time to read the following important information.


The Year 5 class teachers are:


5C – Miss Cowan

5MC – Miss Coakley

5H - Mrs Hutchison and Mrs Hitman

5OB - Mr O’Brien


Other adults in Year 5 are:


Mr Townsend - literacy and numeracy teacher

Mr Jones - literacy and numeracy teacher




Packed lunches and snacks: Year 5 pupils should bring in a healthy packed lunch and snack. This should not include fizzy drinks or chocolate. Snacks can consist of fruit or vegetables.


Homework: Literacy and Numeracy homework will be handed out on Thursday. It must be returned on Tuesday morning. As part of their Numeracy homework, children will also be expected to do online Mathletics.  Please allow your child access a laptop/tablet/phone weekly for this purpose. 



Champion Reading: Children will receive a colour-banded book and they will be able to choose a book from the class library.  Children should read for 10 minutes at least 5 times a week.  Please help your child by signing their Champion Reader/Number card daily to prove they have read.


Champion Number:  Children should practise their times tables for 5 minutes every day.  Please sign their Champion Reader/Number card daily!


PE: PE kits should be brought to school on Monday and taken home to be washed on Friday. Children should have the correct Orion PE kits; these can be purchased from the school office.  PE is an important part of the curriculum and will take place whatever the weather! Jogging bottoms and jumpers will be needed in the winter.


Our learning:


Topic units for the year


Autumn 1 – Anglo Saxons

Autumn 2 – Gunpowder Plot

Spring 1 - Victorians

Spring 2 – WW2

Summer 1 – Rivers

Summer 2 - Settlements


Science units for the year


Autumn 1 - Forces

Autumn 2 – Earth and Beyond

Spring 1 – Life Cycles

Spring 2 – Life Cycles

Summer 1 & 2 - Materials




Children will be going on a couple of trips this year.  All letters should be signed and returned as soon as possible.  Parent helpers are always welcome!  If you are interested, please see your child’s teacher. 


If it is a paid trip, please pay via Parent Pay.

Please click here to see the curriculum for your child.
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