Year 5

Year 5 Basics

What are the timings of the school day? Sunday - Wednesday 7:30am - 2:00pm
Thursdays 7:30am - 1:15pm
What equipment does my child need? School bag
Personal organiser (will be handed out at school)
Kit for specialist lessons (eg: PE, swimming)


If you have any questions about the curriculum, or any other area concerning your child’s progress, please arrange a meeting with the class-teacher. Brief queries can usually be answered via a note in the Personal Organiser. However, for a more in-depth discussion, it is usually best to arrange a time after school. We are always pleased to discuss your child’s progress with you, so please don’t wait until a concern becomes a problem before speaking to us.


In Year Five, children should read every night. Ideally this should be a shared reading experience with an adult. Reading books and personal organisers should be taken home every afternoon and then brought back into school the following day. Please encourage your child to record the title of the book and the amount of time spent reading in their personal organiser on a daily basis. We would like to ask parents to sign personal organisers when you hear your child read aloud. It would also be helpful if you could spend some time discussing the book (favourite characters, most interesting part and so on), to check it has been read and thoroughly understood. Reading aloud to your child can also be a very beneficial experience.

A list of spelling words will be given out every Sunday, children should learn these words each evening, ready for a test on Wednesday. They will also be given a short writing task to ensure that they can use the words in context and this should be handed in by Wednesday.

Emphasis will continue to be placed on mental maths calculation this year, and the children will be given personal maths targets (from their Numeracy Passport) to learn as part of their homework, which will be tested on Thursdays. As part of this, they will be given a homework sheet with four short tasks; one should be done every day and marked at home. In addition to the Numeracy Passport, each week, children will be given a numeracy task taking up to 30 minutes.


As a school we follow the Golden Rules:

  • We respect everyone and everything;
  • We are resilient and resourceful learners;
  • We are honest;
  • We always show good manners;
  • We are good listeners;
  • We work together as a team.