Year 5H

year 5

Class Teacher: Mrs Hales 

Teaching Assistant: Ms Ford


Y5H won the attendance cup Week Ending 1st December! Well done everyone!

Y5H won the attendance cup Week Ending 23rd March! Well done everyone!


About us!

           Mrs Hales                                          Ms Ford

         My Favourites                                     My Favourites

Likes: Being outside in the sunshine      Likes: Gym and eating out

Dislikes: Mosquitos                               Dislikes: Flies (they get on everything!)

Colour: Orange                                      Colour: Orange

Hobby: Walking and family time            Hobby: Designning (anything!)

Food: Butter fudge (I just love it!)       Food: Desserts (I’ve got a sweet tooth!)

Drink: Yorkshire Tea with honey           Drink: Chilled lemonade

Restaurant: Zumegas                            Restaurant: Any (as long as it’s nice!)

Book: The Prisoner of Azkaban             Book: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Sport: Rugby                                         Sport: Swimming

Film: Jumanji                                         Film: Mrs Doubtfire

TV Programme: Game of Thrones          TV Programme: Escape to the Country

****Key Information****

P.E. Days Monday and Friday. Please ensure that your child comes with a full P.E kit on both days, for indoor and outdoor P.E. This half term we will be learning netball and tag rugby skills, both PE lessons will be timetables for the hall.







Homework – Set on Friday and is to be returned by Wednesday of the following week. 

Spelling – We are continuing to follow the RWI spelling scheme. Please look in your child’s Spelling Log to see the spelling rule for the week. Your child will be tested on their weekly spellings every Monday, after we have completed our weekly spelling lessons. Please make sure that your child’s Spelling Log is in school every Monday. 

This terms spelling rules are:

  1. Words ending in -ence e.g. silence, absence, patience, obedience
  2. ‘ee’ cound spelt ‘ei’, e.g. receive, deceive, ceiling, receipt
  3. Words ending in -ant, -ance, -ancy e.g. distant, assistance, hesitancy
  4. Words ending in shus, spelt -cious e.g. spacious, vicious, precious, conscious
  5. Words ending in shus, spelt -tious e.g. cautious, infectious, ambitious, supertitious
  6. Words ending in shul, spelt -cial or -tial e.g. official, social, partial, essential

Times Tables – By year 5 all the times tables are expected to be known by heart up to 12 x 12, although it is extremely beneficial that children continue to practice their multiplication tables because in year 5 we rely heavily on this knowledge to support other areas of our mathematical learning. 

Reading – All reading diaries will need to be present in school every day. As a school we are continuing with our ‘Reading Race Track’. Children will have the opportunity to choose a book from our extensive classroom library that they would like to read. Please record any readings that they do at home in their reading diaries, even if it is not reading a school book. Examples of your child reading could be; an instruction manual for a game, a favourite magazine, a recipe for baking etc. 

Question Focus – comprehension keyrings Click on the link to find the reading strategies for the eight reading domains we are looking at in class. This will support you in answering questions during comprehension homework. 

Active Learn – You can still practise you maths skills on active learn, these will be updated once a mathematical concept has been taught in class. The web address for this is 

****Autumn 1 Topic****

This term we will learn about Earth, its atmosphere and the stars and planet that surround us. We will visit the National Space Centre at the beginning of the topic, to really get a feel for what we are about the learn. Watch the SPACE in our gallery to keep updated with photos of our visits and learning. 

Click on the newspaper to view Y5H’s curriculum overview for the Autumn 1 term. 

****Autumn 2 Topic****

This term we will be studying classical literature, focusing on ‘The Highwayman’ by Alfred Koyes. We shall use drama and dance to portray the different characters in the poem and look closely at figurative language used throughout. 

Click on the newspaper to read our Autumn 2 curriculum overview. 

****Spring 1 Topic****

This term our learning will be based around the book ‘Harry Potter and Philosopher’s Stone’. We will study the author and create a biography about her and also write a set of detailed instructions, explaining how to get to Hogwarts.
Click on the link belo to read about what we will cover this half term.

Year 5 Parent Workshop

    Parent Workshop      Click on the link to view the PowerPoint presentation slide. An information pack with the Y5 calculation  policy, Y3/4 and Y5/6 spellings and the handwriting scheme has been sent home.

****Important Dates****

14.09.17 – Y5 visit to the National Space Centre – please arrive at school for 8:20am

28.09.17 – Y5 Welcome meeting for parents 5:15pm

05.10.17 – Pupil Leadership Election Day – Candidates make sure you wear your ‘Vote for me’ rosettes. 

24.10.17 – Individual class photos

27.10.17 – Break up for Half Term – 3:15pm

06.11.17 – School reopens

13.11.17 – Parents Evening (evening appointments only)

17.11.17 – Parents Evening (afternoon appointments only)   

17.11.17 – Children in Need Day

23.11.17 – Christmas Fair – 3:15-4pm

                   (Y5 have a stall, so get  yourselves down!)

18.12.17 – KS2 Concert (9:30am and 6pm)

08.02.18 – Friends of Flanderwell Fashion Show 6pm

09.02.18 – Break up for half term

19.02.18 – School Re-opens

01.03.18 – Eden Camp Trip – Please arrive at school for 8:10am

09.04.18 – School Re-opens

11.04.18 – Y5 Residential meeting for parents – 5pm Year 5 Residential powerpoint click on the link for the meeting information.

16.04.18 – Parents Evening (3:20-6:00)

20.04.18 – Parents Evening (afternoon 1:00-3:00)

23.05.18 – 25.05.18 – Cote Ghyll Residential (arrive at school for the normal time, suitcases to the hall)