Year 5 2021 - 2022

Welcome to Year 5!

We are pleased to welcome you to the Year 5 page. The main need-to-know information can be found here as the year progresses. Watch out for continual updates on our blog to see what our Year 5s have been up to. If you have a general query, please email If your query requires a more immediate answer, please email and we shall endeavour to reply as soon as we can.

On Thursday 30th June, we hosted a well-attended Zoom meeting for parents of the new Y5. The presentation can be found here for your reference.

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The main team who will be leading your children for the academic year, 2022/23 are:

 Class  Teacher  Support Staff 
5A  Mrs Dures & Miss Murphy  Mrs Gibson
5B Mrs Saunders/ Mrs Coleman
5C Miss Reil
5D Mrs Parker
5E Mr Knowles


Other adults that will work with Year 5 are Mrs Lewis (MFL lead and PPA cover), Mrs Roberts (PPA cover) and Mrs Pue-Richards (music teacher). Our PE days are as outlined below - children are able to wear their PE kit to school on their allocated day.


 Class  PE Day
5A Monday
5B Tuesday
5C Wednesday
5D Wednesday
5E Friday





Homework will be given to children in Year 5 each week, on a Friday. The homework each week will include- 4 home reads (with an adult and reading log signed). It is advisable to listen to your child read and ask them questions related to what they are reading, so that there is a focus on comprehension and understanding rather than simply the amount read. In Year 5, we use VIPERS for reading questions . Click the link at the bottom to access a copy of these to practise with your child.


Children will also be expected to complete a piece of maths homework each week, this may be TT Rockstars, Mangahigh or an activity from the homework book. Your child's teacher will let them know each Friday what the homework is, and you can also check Google Classroom.

Each child will also be set a task weekly on Spelling Shed.



Year 5's learning for Summer term.


After Easter, Year 5 will be working on fractions in mathematics, along with geometry (shape, space and measure). Within each lesson we will continue to practise our counting and will be keeping up our fluency through mental maths and number sense. Children, during various times of the week,  will have access to a number of our apps that can also be accessed at home. These are TTRockstars and Mangahigh. 


During Summer term, we will be basing our literacy learning on St. George, as well as British Values. Children, in Year 5, will look at poetry and perfomance also.


Our Year 5 science topic will be forces, this will build upon children's prior learning and will provide opportunity for investigation and experiment. Children will have further opportunity to work in our school science lab.


Children will be immersing themselves into Viking and Anglo Saxon times, to picture what is was like to inavde, fight and settle. They will be encouraged to draw upon prior historical knowledge to place events within chronological order, and understand that historical events happened concurrently. Year 5 also have their York trip to look forward to, where they will really see what it was like to live during those times.


Year 5, along with the whole school, will be focussing on the 'excellence' part of our RESPECT character traits. Year 5's learning hero will be Maggie Aderin-Pocock, who is a British space scientist-she has won many awards for her invaluable contributions in science. In RE, the children will be learning further about Christianity and The Kingdonm of God- with a focus on community and belonging. Children will read parables from the Bible and disucuss what it means to be part of 'The Kingdom of God'. 


On a weekly basis, children will continue to participate in French lessons- in which they will practise their speaking skills and build up their French vocabulary. Summer term's topic is sports and hobbies.

Design Technology.

During the Summer term design technology will be about textiles, children in Year 5 will design a bag for Anglo Saxon or Viking tools- this will link to our hisory topic.


Summer term will see Year 5 taking part in striking and fielding games , and weather permiting, lots of outdoor PE lessons. Remember, children are to come into school in their PE kit on their dedicated class PE day.

Files to Download

Year 5: St George's News items

Ukraine Concert, by Mrs Jones

Visit to Chirk Castle, by Miss M Jones

Year 5: Blog items

Almost half term!, by Mrs Parker

01/01 Year 5 weekly blog, by Mrs Parker

Year 5 24/09, by Mrs Parker

Year 5: Our Gallery items

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Year 5: St George's Calendar items

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