Year 5 2019 - 2020

Miss Parkinson



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Welcome back.

I hope that you have all had a great summer and are ready for year 5. I am looking forward to a fun packed year full of learning and hope you are too. If you have any questions or queries then please come and see me.

Miss Parkinson.



This year the children will need to have their PE kits in school on a Tuesday. PE will be provided by an external company called Sport Scape.

With the weather turning colder, it is advisable to have appropriate outdoor PE kit as some sessions will take place outside. Please ensure that PE kits are named and in school.

Anyone with pierced ears will need to bring plasters into school and put them over their earrings for PE or take their earrings out (please practice this at home).

Swimming for year 5 will be in the summer term so I will send out information nearer the time.


Our Learning.

In English, we will base our work around the book ‘Cosmic’ by Frank Cottrell Boyce. We will also be using Active Learn on the iPad and looking at the year 5/6 spellings. The children will have a full list of these spellings in their homework books.

In Maths, we will be extending our learning about place value and number. The children will also have access to RM Easy Maths using the iPads. RM Easy Maths should also be accessed at home and the children have their login details inside their reading diaries.

In Science we will be looking at Earth and Space and our History topic is the Anglo Saxons. The children will also have lessons in RE, Art, D&T, PHSE and Spanish.

In year 5 the children will have music lessons provided by The Love Music Trust on a Thursday afternoon where they will learn to play an instrument.

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I will be sending home homework on a Thursday to be handed in the following Thursday.

10 spellings will be given to learn through the week. As part of their homework, the children need to show evidence in their homework books that they practised these. These words are from the Year 5 and 6 National Curriculum word list and we will be working our way through them.

The children will also receive times tables to learn at home. These will usually be in the form of a worksheet.

The children should also be reading at home and recording it in their reading record.



Children will be rewarded for making good choices and following the Golden Rules. These will be in the form of stickers, blue marks and helping the teacher jobs. There will also be a year 5 ‘Star of the Week’ and prizes at the end of half term. The Golden Rules are displayed in class and the children are aware of these.

The children are aware that if they make the wrong choices, e.g., refusal to complete work, disruption in class, causing harm or distress to others, then there will be sanctions. These will be verbal warnings, orange marks, reflection time, paying back minutes, completing unfinished classwork (due to refusal) at home and letters or telephone calls home to parents - in line with the school’s behaviour policy.


We continue to promote e-safety and keeping ourselves safe on-line. It is important to remember that even the most sensible of children can become involved in or become the victim of cyber bullying and / or post sensitive information or photographs of themselves.

ALWAYS ask permission before using the internet.

ALWAYS tell an adult if you see anything you are not comfortable with.

NEVER give out your home address or phone number.

NEVER arrange to meet anyone you don’t know.


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