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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

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.
  • If homework is not completed or is late, pupils will be supported while they complete their homework during their lunchtime.
Term 1
Week 1 - Maths book page 7. 
Week 1 - No topic this week as you have just returned.
Week 2 - Maths book pages 8-9.
Week 2 - Topic, create a limerick about your class teacher, pet, friend or family member ! Please be kind  :)
Week 3 - Maths book page 10 (Worksheet 8 for Miss Edgley's group)
Week 3 - See sheet at the end of the page
Week 4 - Maths book page 12
Week 4 - Children with lines need to learn these (some children are still waiting to know their part in the play)
               Children that have not yet been allocated a role will write a play script - see sheet in their books. 
Week 5 - Maths sheets: A=Miss Edgley's group, B= Mr McDonald's group and C= Mr Jones' group. 
                A copy of the maths sheet is at the bottom of this page.
Week 5 - Production homework - please see the letter and song words at the bottom of the page.
Week 6 - Maths Page 18 (Mr Jones' group also answer questions 1, 2 and 3 on page 19).
Week 6 - Writing Competition. Follow the instructions on your book mark and bring your entries back to school.
                We will send your stories off for you. A copy of the homework is at the end of this page.
Week 7- Maths Pages 2, 3, 4, and 5.  Then page 20 
                Book review on given sheets (these are different but all three sheets are below) 
Upcoming Events
Group 1 - They have had a meeting with Miss Edgley and been given a letter about their swimming in Term 1 
Group 2 - These children will get their letter in the last week of Term 1 as they will swim in Term 2 
Dates for the diary

Tuesday 6th November                  Egyptian Theme Day (Kent Life)

8th, 9th 15th and 16th November   Parent Consultation Evening (Details to follow)
Wednesday 19th December          End of term 2
Monday 7th January                        Start of Term 3
Wednesday 24th April 2019          Year 5 trip to Greenwich Royal Observatory (TBC)



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Deanwood Drive
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