Welcome to 5AW & 5CE!

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We would like to extend our greetings as your child’s new class teachers Mr Wood and Mrs Edwards.

It is an important year in their school life as they grow and mature towards to end of their time in Primary school. This letter will give you some of the important information ready for the year.

This year we will developing new skills in Maths and English; covering exciting topics such as World War 2, The Saxons and The Amazon in Learning Challenge; and investigating Forces, Space and Animal Life in Science.


Our P.E. lessons will usually take place on Monday and Wednesday, but please ensure your child’s kit is in school at all times, both indoor and outdoor ready (Both pumps and trainers). This needs to be in a small drawstring bag clearly marked with their name, with their name also on each item inside.

Reading Books

It is crucial that you continue to read with your child at home regularly. Your child’s school reading book will be taken home and needs to be brought back in to school every day. It is expected that children are recording at least 3 nights of reading each week, either independently or with an adult at home.


Homework will be given out weekly for Maths and English, including a weekly spelling test. Learning Challenge and Science homework will be covered by a matrix of activities each half term.

A piece from this matrix is expected on Friday every two weeks.

Subject Given Out Due
English Monday Wednesday
Maths Tuesday Thursday
Spelling Friday Test following Friday
Learning Challenge 7/9/18 21/9 , 5/10, 18/10

Break time

Your child needs a water bottle in school every day for their own use. If they wish to bring a snack for break time please ensure that this is a healthy choice.


Our first Year 5 trip this year will be on Tuesday 18th September visiting the Town Hall to learn about Democracy and Law. Please ensure that permission and coach costs are completed on the school online gateway for your child.

Meet the Teacher

We will be opening our classrooms for a ‘Meet the Teacher’ after school on Tuesday 11th September. If you have any questions about the upcoming year please feel free to come and see us. We hope to see you there

Kind regards,

Mr Wood and Mrs Edwards

Year 5 Yearly Curriculum Forecast

Year 5 Autumn 1 Curriculum Overview

Year 5 Autumn 2 Curriculum Overview

Year 5 Spring 1 Curriculum Overview