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Welcome to Year Five!

The year 5 team decided it was time to change our names this year ready for the fresh start ahead. After much debate, we decided we should name our classes after big cats, continuing of course to stick with our mammals theme. During our first week back, we will learning more about these fantastic animals and decorating our classrooms with the children’s artwork which they will create. 


Miss Edgley – Tiger Class

Head of Year 5

Key Stage 2 Leader

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



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.
  • If homework is not completed or is late, pupils will be supported while they complete their homework during their lunchtime.
Upcoming Events

Parent Workshop

As previously mentioned, Upper Key Stage 2 is fast paced. We would like to work closer with parents/carers throughout the year to support the children in their learning. It would be great to see all of you on the day. To make this easier for you, we will accommodate your children during this time.

Dates for the diary

Thursday 6th September – Year 5 Parent Workshop (15:30 - 16:00)

Wednesday 10th October – Year 5 production to whole school (14:00 - 15:00)

Thursday 11th October – Year 5 production to parents (18:00 – 19:00)

Wednesday 24th April 2019 - Year 5 trip to Greenwich Royal Observatory (More details to follow)




Park Wood Schools Federation
Deanwood Drive
Telephone: 01634 234699

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