Welcome to Year 5

Current Topic

This term our topic is Time Traveler!

We will be looking at how bodies change over time and the features of different life stages. We will have a nurse come to visit to assist the children in identifying the features of the various life stages.

As part of a series of lessons based on character profiles the children will be studying the life of Ernest Shackleton as. We will also be exploring rhyme and writing poetry about the different life stages.

On December 15th Year 5 and 6 will be performing their Christmas show 'Having Fun at Christmas' in which the children will be acting, singing and having fun! Please come and show your support. 

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:-

  • Ms Fraser
  • Miss Gillooly
  • Mr Watson
  • Miss Walker 
  • Mrs Waleska

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

Ms Fraser is our Year Group Leader.

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


Click here to find our Year 5 Curriculum Newsletter.

If you have any questions or concerns that you would like to discuss with us then please do drop into the office to make an appointment to see us, we are more than happy to meet with you to discuss any issues

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 week.

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 will provide your child with a book in which to complete homework, and stick in any sheets.  We encourage the children to keep their homework book in pristine condition, taking pride in, and celebrating, their home learning.  We do not allow children to draw on the cover of any of their books.


Homework will be given out on a Friday and must be handed in (in the homework book) on a Tuesday.

In addition all children should continue to read at home, at least three times a week with an adult, and then have their reading records signed.

Children should have their reading records and reading books in school every day, but reading records will be checked by one of the Y5 team once a week.