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Year 5

​The Year 5 Team

Class Teacher
Teaching Assistant
Learning Mentor
Mr Ford
Mrs Coombs
​Mrs Low
Mrs Bond
Mrs Burditt
Mrs Francis
Mr Penn
Mrs Welfare
Miss Selway

A Typical Day

  • Registration/morning starter/reading
  • Assembly (either at 09:00am or 10:00am)
  • English
  • Guided reading or EGPS
  • Break
  • Maths
  • Lunch
  • Silent reading/reading with adults
  • Foundation subjects (Topic / Music / Jigsaw / ICT / PE)


PE kits – Monday (Indoor or outdoor PE)
                 Friday (Indoor or outdoor Real PE)

Home Learning projects - A piece of topic based home learning expanding a few weeks (not every topic).
Times tables to be sent home to learn. Set on Monday and tested on a Friday morning.

Spellings will be assessed in their writing.

Reading expectations – at least 3 times a week. Pupils will move along the reading challenge chart. Class competition, certificates and rewards.


Overview of Year 5

  • Consolidation of knowledge and skills with support and extension where needed.
  • Equipping the children with life skills for the challenges ahead.
  • Beginning to foster independence.
  • Taking ownership and responsibility for their learning and organisation.
  • Making wise choices.
  • Lots of group work, developing presentation skills and speaking in front of an audience as well as working with others who have different learning styles.
  • Developing the skills in order to self and peer assess in order to make improvements to their work.
  • Enjoying their learning – being curious learners!

Topic and the wider curriculum will include:

  • Geography
  • History
  • Art
  • Design Technology
  • Music
  • Jigsaw (PSHE)
  • ICT
  • PE  - Physical Education
  • RE  - Religious Education
  • MFL – Modern Foreign Language
  • Cooking
  • Work around the school grounds





  • Mental maths skills and arithmetic skills.
  • Mathematical reasoning.
  • Multiplication and division facts (times-tables)
  • Problem solving and applying skills and knowledge in a real life context.
  • Using practical and visual models.
  • Working together (paired and group work).
  • Linking maths across the curriculum  - linked to topics.


Our requests...

  • Take an interest but always encourage independence.
  • PE kits must be in school
  • Remember to bring Glasses if needed



  • Immersing the children in the chosen genre
  • Reading and developing inference
  • Unpicking texts
  • Identifying features of the chosen genre
  • Creating rubrics – to improve their writing
  • Skimming, scanning and note-taking
  • Drafting, editing and redrafting writing
  • Creative writing – Writing for fun!
  • Reading aloud and peer assessing
  • Writing across the curriculum
  • Reading for pleasure!



Does Every Cloud have a Silver Lining?
We are really excited about our first REAL project (Rigorous, Engaging, Authentic Learning). We are going to be delivering the curriculum within year 5 this Autumn term through the title of ‘Does every cloud have a silver lining?’ and the running themes of kindness, compassion and tolerance. 
Throughout the topic, children will work towards the mini-outcomes highlighted on the project timeline that will build towards the final outcome of publishing and selling their book. Over the project we will be inviting various experts, volunteers and adults from our community to enhance the pupils’ experience.  There will be two dates where you will be invited to take part and join-in with the children’s learning.
In English, we will be studying the text ‘Wonder’ where the pupils will write in a range of genres.  This will include, script writing, narratives and letter writing.
Publish, promote and sell a book created from the pupils’ writing

Ashcombe…can we rewrite the stars?
We are really excited about our second REAL project (Rigorous, Engaging, Authentic Learning). This Spring term we will be delivering the curriculum through the title of ‘Ashcombe… can we rewrite the stars?’ with the support of the performing arts.
Throughout the topic, children will work towards the mini-outcomes highlighted on the project timeline that will build towards the final outcome of performing a musical written by the children. Over the project we will be inviting various experts, volunteers and adults from our community to enhance the pupils’ experience concerning all aspects of stage shows including stagecraft, makeup and performing. This project will offer a great opportunity for pupils to develop their speaking and listening skills as well as confidence.  There will be a variety of opportunities where you will be invited to take part and join-in with the children’s learning.
In English, we will be learning the skills of script and screen writing as well as learning to write professional critiques.
We will perform the musical to a live audience, including: parents/ carers; other children within our Kaleidoscope MAT and people and experts from our local community.
We plan to record the performance which will provide our Kaleidoscope MAT with an example of what a good performance looks like.




Morfa Bay

  • Date of the trip will be the week beginning 29th April 2019.
  • The total  cost for the trip this year will be £285.
  • This covers transportation, food, accommodation and the coaches who work with the children.
  • A more detailed meeting about the trip will take place later in Term 3.
  • To spread the payments the school would like parents to pay in installments as follows:
  • £60 deposit by Friday 5 October 2018 (to confirm your child’s place)
  • £60 payment by Friday 2 November 2018
  • £60 payment by Friday 30 November 2018
  • £60 payment by Friday 1 February 2019
  • £45 final payment by Friday 1 March 2019
  • Any parents wishing to pay more quickly, or in smaller regular amounts, can of course do so. Minimum payment on Parent Pay is £10.


Why should all children go on a Residential trip whilst at primary school?
Children grow and develop in their independence throughout their seven years in a primary school. All parents want their children to grow into capable and confident young people. The residential visit in Year 5 offers children the ultimate challenge to be independent of their family for 5 days, but supported by professional staff they can trust & peers they know well.

Those children who wait until secondary school for such a trip will be supervised by staff they do not know well and may be travelling with children they do not know well. The teenage years can be a very insecure time for many young people and to experience their first absence of family may not be good timing!

Why does the school choose Morfa Bay?
Mr Turner has been taking primary school groups to Morfa Bay since 1995. The centre is unique as it is a small family business who care about every child who visits them. The staff team are constantly striving to improve their skills and the facilities on offer. The standard of instruction is very high with the onus on safety and enjoyment for all. The centre can cope with any child’s disabilities priding themselves on abseiling with wheelchair bound pupils, assault course completion by partially sighted pupils, and specialising in children with behavioural or social difficulties. They treat every child with great respect and expect the same in return.

The centre is in the middle of nowhere close to Pendine Sands (east of Tenby in South Wales). The rural setting has no shops, traffic or crime and offers a completely new experience for all of the children visiting. The accommodation is high quality and the food is child-friendly and delicious. The range of activities within five days make the visit an adrenaline rush for the children but inter-spaced by suitable amounts of chill-out social time. New friendships are forged which last for years and current friendships are strengthened by doing it together.

Children not attending really do miss out and often regret it when their classmates return with endless tales of the week’s adventures. I would urge all parents to insist that their child attends the visit. If money is an issue the school can often find a subsidy for part of the cost and payments can be made in small manageable amounts over a six month period.

For more information visit the Morfa Bay website.