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                                                                                     Welcome to Year Five!

Miss Edgley – Tiger Class

Head of Year 5

Assistant Head

Mrs Sampson – Teaching assistant 1:1

Miss Wood – Teaching assistant 

Mr Jones – Lion Class

Class teacher 

Mrs Hosking – Teaching assistant



Mr McDonald – Jaguar Class

Class Teacher 

Mrs Tomlin – Teaching assistant



Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Carins and Mrs Park
SENCO: Mrs Cairns and Mrs Collins
Office Manager: Mrs Russell

Expectations in Year 5

The Year 5 team would like to welcome you all to a very exciting time in your school lives as you join upper key stage 2. As the children move into Year 5, the expectations and responsibilities increase, with a greater emphasis on independent learning. After feedback from our previous Year 5 pupils, we have worked hard to ensure we will be delivering exciting and engaging topics. Our aim is to inspire pupils through more ‘wow moments’ throughout the year which we hope will support pupils to achieve to their full potential and engage them with their learning.

As pupils join upper key stage 2, the National Curriculum demands increase too. Reading is a key life skill and supports all literacy skills. In Year 5, we take reading very seriously and our expectations of pupils are as follows:
  •  You should read at home five times a week for a minimum of 20 minutes. Three should be out loud to an adult and the other two can be independent.
  • Reading should be recorded in your reading record and must be signed by an adult.
  • Reading records should be handed in every Monday morning for an adult to sign off. Pupils who hand their record in on time will be rewarded with credits to spend at the credit shop.

If a child is unable to read 5 times a week, they will be supported and read to a member of staff during break or lunch time for 20 minutes.



Pupils will be set homework every week. Homework will be set every Friday and due in the following Wednesday. The guidelines are as follows:

  • One Topic piece of homework will be set.
  • One Maths piece of homework will be set.
  • 10 Spellings where scores will be recorded and credits rewarded.
  • Pupils should spend a maximum of 30 minutes on each piece of their homework.
  • If pupils are finding their homework difficult, they should not stress. Ask your class teacher for help. We won’t be cross if you don’t understand.
Term 4 Week 1
Maths - Mr McDonald's Group - Pages 34 and 35 in the homework book.
Maths - Mr Jones' Group - Pages 34 and 35 from the homework book.
Maths  - Miss Edgley's Group - A sheet was handed out in class.
Topic Homework - Children have been given one of the geography pages below.  They need to do the one they were given as it is part of a group task on Wednesday next week.
Term 4 Week 2
Maths - All Group - Pages 38-39
Topic Homework - NASA homework - Solar system model (worksheet below)
Term 4 Week 3
Maths - Mr McDonald's Group - A sheet on decimals
Maths - Mr Jones' Group - Pages 16 and 17 from their maths books
Maths - Miss Edgley's Group - Pages 34 and 35
Topic Homework - Continue the NASA homework from last week (worksheet is above)
Term 4 Week 4
Maths - Mr McDonald's Group - Pages 74-77
Maths - Mr Jones' Group - Pages 74-77
Maths - Miss Edgley's Group - Pages 14 and 14 
Topic Homework - Continue the NASA homework from week 2 (worksheet above) 
Term 4 Week 5
Maths - Mr McDonald's Group - A sheet
Maths -Mr Jones' Group - A sheet
Maths - Miss Edgley's Group - Page 38 and Page 39
Topic - Your last chance to finish your models for Thursday's exhibition
Term 4 Week 6
Maths - Mr McDonald's Group - Pages 40-43
Maths - Mr Jones Group - Pages 36-37 and Pages 40-41
Maths - Miss Edgley's Group - Pages 40-41 
Topic - Science Fiction Review (click on the link below)
Diary Dates 
24th April 2019          Year 5 educational visit to Greenwich Royal Observatory (See the two letters below)
Year 5 - Newsletter - March 



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