Year 5 Newsletter

Welcome Back

A big welcome back to all the pupils! The teachers, Miss Hall and Mr Jenkins, have been hard at work preparing for the new term and getting the new Year 5 classrooms ready.


This term, Year 5 are studying Tim Peake, an inspiring British astronaut, as part of the RESPECT curriculum. We can’t wait to learn all about space and the solar system, and take part in class missions to experience some of the challenges astronauts face. We will need to show determination and resilience to overcome these challenges.  Our fantastic class novel will be ‘Cosmic’ by Frank Cotrell-Boyce, which is a hilarious and exciting contemporary story about an eleven-year-old boy competing for the chance to go into space! 

Home learning

To help support your child at home, we encourage parents to read with their child daily. Frequent reading will enable your child to increase their language fluency, comprehension skills and reading stamina and will help with all areas of the curriculum. 

Support with homework where possible would help enable your child to progress further throughout the year. On the website, you can find our RESPECT curriculum homework menu for this term. English and Maths homework is given out on Thursday and is due in the following Tuesday. We also ask that the children practise their times tables as often as possible to help consolidate their skills.

Another excellent way to support your child at home, is by practising spelling their high frequency words or practising the spelling rule they are being taught that week. 

General information

5MJ are really looking forward to our PE sessions with City in the Community sports coaches every Thursday. 5AH will have PE on a Tuesday. For safety reasons, please ensure that your child brings appropriate footwear for these lessons.

Our Year 5 Team

AH – Miss Hall, Miss Omrod and Miss Tierney

MJ – Mr Jenkins and Mrs Gillespie

If you do have any concerns or need more information, please speak to one of the class teachers on the playground before school, or make an appointment through the school admin office. 

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook where you will be able to catch up on our class news!

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