Year 5

Welcome to the Year 5 Class Page.

Welcome back to school Year 5. This page will give you the core information for the year.

School day:

Start time: 8:55

Finish Time: 3:30

Weekly Routines


Year 5 will be participating in Swimming for P.E. This will take place on Fridays. Children should wear the full school uniform as normal and bring their Swimming Kit with them in a suitable bag.

Water Bottles

Just a reminder that these should be in school from the first week and will remain in school throughout. They will be washed and refilled daily by staff.

Reading Books

Reading Books must be in school every Tuesday and Thursday. Reading records must be signed and dated in order for us to change books. Please note, any books not signed, will not be changed. A record of all books issued, including when changed, is kept to help us monitor reading progression.


Spellings – 5 per week. These are sent home every Friday and are tested on the following Friday.

English – This is set every Friday and must be returned to school by the following Tuesday. 

Maths – This is set every Tuesday and must be returned to school by the following Friday. 

What we are learning:


How to help with maths and reading:


Have fun with reading.  Let your child choose what they read and enjoy it together.  Short or long, it’s time well spent.

Don’t worry about what your children are reading: recipes, cereal packets, catalogues … it’s all useful!  Keep books and other reading materials close by.

Reading to children of all ages is helpful.  Ask lots of questions: who, what, where, when and why and ask them to summarise when you’ve finished.

When you see your child reading, praise them:  “I love to see you reading!”

For more tips on helping your child read, click here.


Maths can feel like a difficult subject to cover at home.  Use these top tips to support your child’s maths learning while schools are closed:

Encourage your child to set goals and make plans – this can help them learn independently.

Have a set time and place to study with the appropriate resources – this can help keep children on task and make sure they have the tools for success.

Practise times tables, either online or on paper – this is a great tool to help your child remember maths facts quickly and easily.

Create time for your child to practise what they already know, such as repeating times tables.

Provide example maths problems – these can be helpful for your child.  These should show all the steps clearly and have a very similar follow-up problem for them to try.