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​​Welcome to Year 5! 


It's great to see everyone back in school and we're looking forward to lots of learning and exciting opportunities this year. 


Welcome to Year 5's class page. Here you will find everything you need to know about Year 5 and what we will be learning. If you need to get in touch, please email your teacher. 


Class teacher: Miss Sowinski

Learning Support Assistants: Mrs Rigby and Mr Taylor-Knight


  • Year 5's PE days are: 
    • Monday - outdoor 
    • Tuesday - indoor
    • Friday - outdoor


Remember to bring your PE kit in on a Monday so you can participate in PE lessons and take it home on Fridays to be washed. 


For Outdoor PE, you will need a t-shirt, shorts/trousers and trainers.

For Indoor PE, you will need a t-shirt and shorts.


If you wear jewellery, please remove it before school or use micropore tape to cover the earrings if they cannot be removed. 


  • Please make sure that all school uniform and PE kit is clearly labelled.
  • This helps the children to identify their own belongings.
  • Please remind your child to bring a coat every day in the winter months.
  • Please encourage your child to bring a named water bottle to school everyday.

 Thank you. smiley



We are excited to share our learning journey with you.

Follow our learning journey here.


Term 1

This term we will be learning about the following:

  • English - Tale of fear, using suspense features, adverbials and discussion texts. Our class book this term is Varjak Paw; we will be posting on our class blog about this as we find out about the mysterious adventures of Varjak. 
  • Maths - Place Value and Addition and Subtraction
  • Science - Properties and changes of materials
  • History - Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England
  • Geography - Natural resources
  • Computing - Networks and e-Safety
  • RE - Sikhism
  • PE - Cognitive skills, Gym
  • Music - Our community
  • Art - Still life
  • Design and Technology - Textiles
  • PSHE - Belonging and respect
  • French - Useful phrases




Homework will be handed out on a Friday and will be due on the following Wednesday. 



Spellings will be handed out on a Friday and tested on the following Friday.


In Year 5, we are keen readers. We love to read both fiction and non-fiction texts. We are developing our reading skills everyday.


We need to read at home for at least 20 minutes everyday and make a few notes in our Reading Log. This will help to make sure we understand the books we are reading and to check we are ready to do the Accelerated Reader quiz when we have finished a book. 


Check our class blog to see when we announce our first Million Word Reader and Reader of the Month. 


Thank you for your ongoing support.  smiley

Reading Record Ideas

Maths - What I need to know in maths by the end of year 5. Don't forget to check out the band statements for Year 5 that can be found in the Assessment and Progress section.

Diamond Rules


Follow instructions with thought and care.

Show respect at all times.

Care for everyone and everything.