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Year Five Notice Board


If you have not already done so, please return the Forest School consent forms to class teachers.

Forest School

Next half term the Year 5 children are going to be given the opportunity to do Forest School for one afternoon per week throughout Spring. The children will be working with Mr Powell alongside their class teachers outside for most of the afternoon. Please can children bring a change of warm clothing and suitable footwear as we will be working outdoors in all weather. Children will need to bring a change of clothes which are suitable for getting messy. They need to be warm and please wear suitable footwear such as wellies or boots.
Wednesday afternoons: Chestnut
Friday afternoons: Sycamore




Year 5 class reps:

Sycamore- Ms Darkin & Mr Aldred

Chestnut - Mr Jones



Indoor PE - Sycamore and Chestnut


Home Learning and Reading Records due

Spelling assessment

Outdoor PE - Sycamore and Chestnut


Forest School- Chestnut


Home Learning and Reading Records out

Daily Mile


Homework Club


Wake up, Shake up

Forest School - Sycamore

 Please ensure that PE kits are in school everyday due to clubs, enrichment and PE commitments. Due to cold weather can you insure children wear appropriate clothes.


Calendar/ Key dates

Monday 14th January - Clubs begin

Friday 15th February- Wake up shake up with parents

                                       - Break up for half term

Monday 25th February- Back to school 

Monday 25th March- Creative Home Learning due 

Friday 29th March- Creative Home Learning exhibition for parents (3:15pm-3:45pm)

School Diary



Home Learning

Recent and extensive educational research has found that homework for primary aged children has minimal impact unless it reinforces learning and regularly allows children to rehearse and practise skills and facts e.g. times tables and spellings.



Children are expected to read at home regularly (at least 20 minutes daily) and to discuss their reading with an adult at home to develop language and comprehension.  Reading Record books must be brought into school every Tuesday to be checked.  We encourage children to write a reflective comment at least once a week when returning their Reading Record book to school. Children should share their opinions, inferences and/or predictions about what they read. Children are able to change their reading book whenever they need to. Children may also borrow books from the Junior Library. 

 Year 5 Recommended Reading
The following link is  a recommended reading list for year 5 students.  These books are suitable for 9-10 year old readers and encompass a wide range of genres and text-types as well as catering for all ability ranges.

Year 5 Recommended Reading List

 Helping your child with reading 

Nurturing young readers

Reading with your child in Key Stage 2


Key words/ Spelling

Please practise reading and writing your spellings. Make sure that you know the meaning of each word. There is a Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check sheet below that you can use to help you. Spellings will be tested through a dictation each week.  

This week’s spellings: 

Spellings are updated every Tuesday and assessed the following Tuesday.

The word-lists for years 3 and 4 and years 5 and 6 are a mixture of words learners frequently use in their writing and those which are often misspelled. Some of the listed words may be thought of as quite challenging, however with enough practise and resilience we know you will get the hang of them! 

Year 3 and 4 Word List

Year 5 and 6 Word List

Children have the choice to practise and learn either List 1 or List 2 words. The choice is theirs!

Spelling words -

List 1

List 2

















Ideas to help with spelling

Look Say Cover Write Check


Creative Home Learning

This term our Creative Home Learning is connected to our topic 'Awesome Earth'. Projects are due into school the week beginning Monday 25th March.

Spring Creative Learning List


This week's homework:

Grammar - pages: 52 - 53

Maths - pages: 48 - 49 


Learning this week:


London Eye Mystery - Diary entry


 Measurement: Area and perimeter

Learning next week:


London Eye Mystery - Summarising 




Y5 Spring Learning Tree