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Welcome to Year 5 DB


Our class teacher is Mrs Botfield. Our teaching assistant is Mrs Allen.


In our class the rules and expectations are built around the core values of our school.


  • Sharing
  • Trust
  • Achievement
  • Respect
  • Safety



English Information

Reading is crucial in everything that children do. We aim to nurture a love of reading and encourage children to read a wide range of age-appropriate texts. We monitor children’s reading at home through the Home School Diaries and each week we award one child as reader of the week. It is a whole school expectation that children read five times per week, for approximately 15 minutes each time. We teach reading through Guided Reading sessions in school each day where we spend time reading and analysing texts as a whole class.


Maths Information

The principal focus of Mathematics teaching in Year 5 is to ensure that children become increasingly fluent with whole and decimal numbers, fractions, the four operations, geometry and statistics. Children will develop efficient written and mental methods and perform calculations accurately. Children should also develop their ability to solve a range of problems and develop mathematical reasoning. By the end of Year 4, pupils should be fluent with times tables up to the 12s, so they should be able to use these in a variety of situations in Year 5, as they underpin most units in Maths.

Discrete Maths lessons are taught on a daily basis although Maths is linked to topic where possible. Children also complete a quick Maths session each day which enables them to practise key skills.


P.E. and Kit Information

Our P.E. day is a Tuesday and children should come to school wearing their kit on this day.


It is really important that children wear suitable P.E. kit to school on our P.E. day so that they can participate fully in the activities.


The P.E. kit is as follows:

Navy shorts, white polo shirt, white socks, navy joggers, navy jumper and trainers.  (Please note: sun hats will be needed during the summer)

Children should remove earrings for lessons or alternatively provide tape to cover them.



Spellings will be set every Wednesday on Spelling Shed for the children to complete at home. In addition, children will have one piece of English and one piece of Maths homework each week. These will either be from their CGP books or they may have an activity set on Seesaw.  


Homework will be set on a Wednesday and is expected back in on a Tuesday. The children will also need to revise the times tables by heart to use in their Maths work this year. Reading remains a priority and we expect the children to read at least 5 times a week with an adult. It is really important that with all homework the children are encouraged to complete it independently but then supported when necessary.


Topic Information for the Term

You will find links to the topic web for each term in 'The Curriculum' subsection in 'About Us'. The topic web will allow you to see what your child is covering across the curriculum during this academic year.


Unlocking Learning

All children have a Times Tables Rockstars, Seesaw, Education City, Bug Club and Spelling Shed login and these resources can be used at home to encourage further learning.  Please support your child in using the following websites:
A website with a range of interesting science experiments that can be done at home.

A website exploring a range of subjects, ranging from History to Maths.

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