Welcome to Year 5


In Year 5 our teachers are Mrs Simpson (Herons); Miss Hawthorne (Storks); Mr Clough (Cranes). Mrs Hunt will be teaching Maths in Year 5. We are supported by teaching assistants Mrs Davis-Green, Mrs Hanson and Mrs Powell.  Mrs Link is the Year5/6 Phase Leader.


Friday 17th June 2022

Our Awards this week go to:

Herons - James P

Storks - Cooper C

Cranes - Jacob R



Year 5 arrival and collection 

Children enter through Lych Gate and around to the left - entrance opposite Puffins between 8.30am - 8.45am.

Children exit through New Hall - front playground at 3.10pm.


If your child is having to self isolate, we have put together some Maths, English and Topic activities for your child to complete this week. These documents will be updated on a weekly basis. 

Week Commencing 24th January 2022

Isolation Grid

WhiteRose Maths Worksheets

WhiteRose Maths Answers

Geography resources

Previous year's resources 

In addition to the remote learning above, the following video, recorded by Mr Clough last year during school wide remote learning, will enable you to recap your understanding of where in the world China is located. To access the video, click here 

Week Commencing 17th January 2022

Isolation Grid

WhiteRose Maths Worksheets

WhiteRose Maths Answers


Please click here to view the Curriculum Overview for Year 5.

For the UKS2 curriculum morning Powerpoint please click here


Topic and English


For the first half term, we will be looking at World War 1, focusing on the key events leading to the start of the war and life in the trenches.  During the topic, the children will have the opportunity to undertake a local history project whereby we will find out more about the names on the Hagley War Memorial.  In Science, we will be investigating materials and their properties.  In the second half of the term, we will begin to look at different forces in relation to flight.  Throughout the term, opportunities will be provided for the children to develop their skills in art and computing linked to the concept of conflict, remembrance and WW1.

During our English lessons, we begin by using Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo to unpick description and show empathy towards characters. Children will produce a recount of Thomas Peaceful's school experience. To link with our topic, children explore life in the trenches and write diary entries and letters from the perspective of a soldier. Throughout these units of work, children will develop their writing and reading skills and engage in opportunities of drama.



During the Autumn term, Year 5 will focus on the following:

Children will also develop their mental agility through mental arithmetic practice and times table practice. It is important for children to practice their times tables frequently and therefore, we hope you will be able to support your child's mental multiplication and division at home.

It is crucial for children to develop confident understanding of place value and the written methods for all four operations. Consistent practice of these areas support children's learning in many areas of the Maths curriculum. 


Tuesdays - Outdoor PE

Thursdays - Indoor PE

Children to come to school wearing their PE kit on these days and, as the weather gets colder, the children will be able to wear tracksuit bottoms and a sweatshirt when outdoors.  If your child has pierced ears, we request that they have some Micropore tape to cover earrings during the lesson if they canot be removed.  Watches and other jewellery must also be removed.


Equipment is in school so please do not send your child with big bags or pencil cases. 


All homework is due in on a Monday.  Maths and SPaG/English homework will be set on Tuesday through MyMaths and a homework English book.  It is important that the children complete their homework on time as we will be reflecting on work in class and they will have the opportunity to discuss their answers and receive verbal feedback.  In addition, we ask that the children record their reading at least 3 times a week in their diary.  Diaries will be checked by the teacher on a weekly basis.  Reading for pleasure is a whole school focus this year as it is vitally important that the children read to improve their speed, fluency and range of vocabulary.  We have regular discussions in class about reading which the children are expected to join in with.


This year we will be continuing with the Read Write Inc spelling scheme which involves the children practising a set-spelling rule across a range of activities.  The children will practise these throughout the week and will be tested when they have completed a unit.  Weekly spellings from the year 3/4 and 5/6 word list will be sent home for children to learn.  The children will be tested on these spellings in class every Monday.

Please click here for a copy of the Year 3/4 word list.

Please click here for a copy of the Year 5/6 word list.

Recommended reading 

Click here to access a fantastic website which contains a range of recommended reading lists for children in Year 5. This includes non-fiction, picture books and read alouds.

How you can help at home:



PGL Residential

Click here to see the Year 4 PGL residential trip presentation from Wednesday 9th March.