Year 5H

year 5

Class Teacher

Mrs Hales 

Teaching Assistants

Mrs Lang (Monday and Tuesday)

Mrs Shaw (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)


Welcome back, we do you you have enjoyed your summer. We have an exciting year ahead of us, so I hope you are all well rested and fresh to begin your journey in Year 5.




****Key Information****

P.E. Days Thursday 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 hockey and football skills. Both sessions will be outside. 


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:

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 your maths skills on active learn, these will be updated once a mathematical concept has been taught in class. The web address for this is





TT Rockstars – Become a Rock Legend with your timetables knowledge and show off your skills.


****Autumn 1 Topic****

Our topic this first term is ROCKSTARS.


Click on the link to access the Y5H Curriculum Newsletter









****Autumn 2 Topic****


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





Year 5 Parent Workshop – Meet the Teacher 24.09.18

Image result for meet the teacher    Click the link below to download the PowerPoint from our meet the teacher meeting. 

Parent Workshop

****Important Dates****

03.09.18 – INSET DAY

04.09.18 – INSET DAY

05.09.18 – Return to school

24.09.18 – Meet the teacher (2:30pm) Y5H classroom

23.10.18 – Music Service Workshop for Y5 pupils in school

23.10.18 – Concert for parents in school hall 2:30pm – details to follow

26.10.18 – Break up for Half Term (3:15pm)