Part of the Glyn Academies Trust

Year 5


Welcome to Year 5

5AT - Mrs A Thomson (Year Leader)

5EC - Miss E Cunningham

5BR - Mrs B Redick

We hope you all had an excellent Summer break and are refreshed for the term ahead.

Key Dates

12.11.19/14.11.19 Parents’ evening

25.11.19 Welly Week 


Our Topic this term is SURVIVAL

This topic will focus around geographical features, such as Mountains, Volcanoes and Rivers, and how people survive when faced with these.

In English we will be reading Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. Please feel free to buy a copy for your child, but please do not read ahead! However, it would be extremely beneficial for your children to discuss the events and themes in the chapter they are currently reading in class.

Another exciting development with the curriculum is our ability to offer a range of languages across the year groups. Year 5 will be studying German this year and we are all very excited to experience the language and culture of the European country.

For more information please see our curriculum documents page.


Our PE days will be Tuesday and Wednesday. Please make sure your child has full, labelled, PE kit in school for the whole week, including trainers and socks, on these days. As the weather gets colder, tracksuits will be necessary. 


During the academic year your child will have homework each week.  This is intended to help them consolidate the learning that takes place during lesson time.  It is important then that you allow your children time at home to complete these tasks and where you can talk to your child to ensure they understand the importance of them.

Homework will be handed out every Friday and taken in every Friday. Spellings will be set on a Monday afternoon for a test on Friday, however, the spelling lists for the whole half term can be found on the homework page.

We also have a high regard at school for reading books.  All children have the opportunity to take a reading book home so please ensure that your child reads as much as they can.  One way of ensuring this is to get your child to read aloud to you at home as much as possible.



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