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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.


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


Our Class Parents Reps have not yet been confirmed

  Beech   /  Maple 

2017-18 - Termly Information for Parents and Year 5 letters

Reminders - Academic Year 2016-17 (to be updated for 2017-18)


PE kit  to be in school on Tuesday this 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 warm jumper/sweatshirt would also be recommended.


Ukulele day is Wednesday.


Year 5 timetable:

  Before break After break Before Lunch After lunch Before home time
Monday Maths & spelling English Guided Reading Science/Topic French
Tuesday Maths & spelling English Music PE PE
Wednesday Maths & spelling English Singing Assembly Topic/Science Guided Reading
Thursday Maths & Guided Reading English Guided Reading Topic RE / PSHCE
Friday Maths English English ICT Guided Reading & Golden Time


Highlighted sessions are for Beech 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.


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


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

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