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Welcome to Year 5

The Year 5 team loved seeing the fabulous Tudor homework projects children brought in last term - there were some particularly gruesome torture devices on display!

In addition to homework, there are lots of ways in which you can support children's learning outside of school too. All Fairholme children have access to MyMaths (online maths homework) and Bug Club (online books and comics) for free! Please ask your class teacher if you do not have log-in details for either of these sites.

We've also put together a list of brilliant websites and books, full of fun games, quizzes and facts, that you may want to look at with your children.  They're a great way to spend a fun half-hour that could also help to build on their learning in class.

Current Topic

This half-term, our topic is Time Traveller.

We've been looking at the human life cycle and how old age affects reaction times (the children really enjoyed testing their reaction times against their aged teachers!). 

We will be travelling back in time to write stories based on our class reading book, Tom's Midnight Garden by Phillipa Pearce.

We will also be learning more about the character of Doctor Who who, despite being even older than the teachers, appears to have far quicker reaction times than all of us combined!TARDIS

Our Teachers

We have three classes in Year 5:

Amber Class, Burgundy Class and Turquoise Class

They will be supported and guided through this important year by:

  • Miss Spencer
  • Miss Lovell
  • Mr Watson
  • Ms Chaplin
  • Mrs Lomas
  • Miss Walker 
  • Mrs Vakada

All working together to help the children to achieve their full potential and to make good progress.

Miss Spencer is our Year Group Leader.

Click here to read our leaflet which outlines learning expectations for the end of Year 5.

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Click here to find our Year 5 Curriculum Newsletter.

We are always happy to meet with parents and carers to discuss any concerns or to answer questions about the children and their learning. If you wish to discuss anything with us then please make an appointment at the office or ask one of us when we might be available to meet with you.

Remember to check the school website regularly for updates on learning and events taking place at school.

We have been very happy to see so many of the children wearing their full correct school uniform and setting such a brilliant example for the rest of the school, thank you.

We would like to remind you that all children should have a school PE kit to change into as we will have regular lessons each Tuesday.

We encourage all children to bring a water bottle to class, which they can refill at regular intervals during the day in order to keep themselves well hydrated and to keep their brains working to the best of their ability.

In Year 5, homework is vitally important for the children, as it helps to reinforce the learning that has gone on during the week.

We urge you to support and encourage your children with their homework and do let us know if the homework is too difficult or indeed too easy! 



We expect the children to read their school reading book out loud to an adult at least 5 times a week. Please sign, or put your initials on, the yellow homework sheet to confirm that this has been completed. Spellings and maths need to be completed at least twice a week. The week's spellings (in the children's spelling books) must be practised at least twice a week along with their Maths Passport. These also need to be signed for by an adult on the homework sheet.

Children should have their reading books in school every day. 

Homework will be given out on a Thursday and must be handed in (in the homework folder) the following Thursday.