Year 5 2023 - 2024

Mrs Holmes

Welcome to the Year 5 Class Page

Welcome to Year 5! I am Mrs Holmes and I teach Year 5 with support from Miss Bibby. I hope this page will keep parents and carers updated with all our Year 5 news, and importantly, all the key information you will need to know. 

I am looking forward to helping our Year 5 children grow and develop their knowledge and skills through exciting and interesting learning experiences. As the Science lead, and former scientist myself, I am especially looking forward to teaching Science! 

If you have any questions or concerns, please speak to me at the end of the day or contact the office to arrange an appointment or leave a message. I will always endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible. 

School day:

Start time: 8:55

Finish Time: 3:30

Weekly Routines


Year 5 have PE on a Monday and Friday. Children should wear their PE kit on these days. On Friday, we will be swimming for P.E. and so children should bring their swimming kit with them in a suitable bag.

Water Bottles

Children should bring a named water bottle into school each day. This will be taken home to be washed and refilled ready for the next day.

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 that are 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 Tuesday and are tested on the following Tuesday.

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

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

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:

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 regularly. Each child has been given a login for Times Tables Rockstar which is a great online tool to help your child remember their times tables quickly and easily.


Files to Download

Year 5: News items

Bikeability, by Mr Kilkenny

Cross Country, by Mr Kilkenny

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