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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!


Our class teachers for 2017-18 are Miss Balaam in Beech Class and Mr Holmes in Maple Class.


Our LSA (Learning Support Assistants support the class teachers) is Mrs Jackson.


Mrs Quainton will teach some lessons during the week when our regular teachers have PPA time (planning, marking and preparation time).


Our SSAs (Special Support Assistants work with individual named children) are Miss Harries, Mrs McCarthy and Mrs McAuley.


Our Year 5 Class Parent Reps are Mrs Dockerill (Beech Parent Rep) and Mrs Keyland (Maple Parent Rep).

Reminders - Academic Year 2017-2018


PE kit  to be in school on Wednesday this term.


Wednesday - Beech Class are swimming 1st half term and Maple Class 2nd half term.


Please ensure your child has their PE kit at school ready for use and that all clothing is clearly named. Children should have indoor and outdoor shoes. As the children will often be taking part in PE lessons outside, a hoodie would also be recommended.


Year 5 timetable 2017-2018:



Before break

After break

Before Lunch

After lunch


Maths & spelling


Guided Reading

Science/Topic and GR


Maths & spelling


Guided Reading

Topic and GR /Science


Maths & spelling


Guided Reading



Maths & Music or French


Singing Assembly







Guided Reading

Golden Time

Highlighted sessions are for Maple Class.




  • This year the children will have two homework books: one for Maths, with squared paper to help with presentation, and one for all other homework
  • Maths  – to be given out on Thursday and due in on Monday
  • Topic/Literacy – Learning Log to be given out on Thursday and due in on Monday. There may be circumstances where the Learning Log homework may take place over two weeks.
  • Reading 3 times per week – ask your children questions about what they are reading and encourage them to read more often.
  • Spelling – to be given out and tested weekly
  • 5² mental maths – given out and tested weekly


Please ensure that you write a comment in your child’s homework book if you have any questions or comments. This will allow us to determine whether the work is of an appropriate level. We will respond to these comments and questions.


For further guidance and support please go to the homework and learning logs area of our website at:


Junior School Homework Email Addresses:


Each class in the Junior School now has an email address to use to send in electronic versions of homework. These are only for sending in homework and no emails will be replied to so please do not use these addresses to communicate with staff.


Year 5: or


Pencil case contents:

  • Pencil
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Ruler (30cm)
  • Rubber
  • Handwriting pen (rollerball, fibre tip or ink fountain pen)
  • (Colouring pencils/pens)

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