Year 5 2021 - 2022

Welcome to Year 5 with Mrs Dodds and Mrs Pauc

Throughout our school, the expectation for reading is the same. We continue to work towards our reading challenge of reading 5 times per week and encouraging Every child to read Every night. Read more about our whole school reading policy by clicking here.

Reading bags should be brought into school daily with reading records, reading book, library book and spelling books (on Mondays to receive new spellings for the week).

Children are encouraged to regularly access Times Table Rockstars to help support them with their knowledge of table facts, and build speed with their recall of these. To access this please click the icon above.

Children are encouraged to regularly access Numbots to help support them with their knowledge of number facts, and build speed with their recall of these. To access this please click the icon above.

Homework is set every Friday. This may be in their Homework Book or online via Google Classroom and may be a task on Purple Mash, Times Table Rockstar, Reading plus, My Maths, Numbots.

PE kits should be worn on your child’s PE days. PE Kit is white t shirt, navy blue or black tracksuit bottoms (no logos) and school jumper or plain hoodie. PE days for Year 5 are: Tuesday afternoon and Thursday afternoon.



In Maths this term, we are focusing on place value (number), addition and subtraction (number), statistics, multiplication and division (number), and perimeter and area (measurement).

Times Table Rockstars has proved to be a hit with us in Year 5!  Every week, we have a celebration assembly where a child is awarded for our dedication and enthusiasm towards learning our tables. See for yourself how fabulous a program this is by following our link:



In literacy, we are reading a variety of non-fiction texts about Earth and Space (this is our current Science topic!) We are enjoying learning about the Solar System and some of the successful missions to the Moon. 

Next, we will be reading a novel by Michael Morpurgo – Private Peaceful, which is also linked to remembrance. This is set during World War I, and charts eight hours in the life of Tommo, a young soldier at the Front, as he looks back over the formative events of his life: his father’s early death, his relationship with his loving mother and brothers, Big Joe and Charlie, and their beloved schoolfriend Molly – all set among an evocative and beautifully realised rural landscape. 

This is a great link to listen to some extracts of the story:


We have been working super hard to improve our reading using the Reading Plus Program. We also enjoy accessing this at home on a night. Check it out here:


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