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Year 5: 5EC 5DP, 5CB

Welcome to Year 5!

                     Mrs Pipe, Miss Crowley and Mr Barton


Year 5 PE days: Monday and Friday

Welcome to Year 5!


We have had such a lovely start to the term already - your wonderful children are smart and ready to learn. They have shown just how much they have grown up since Year 4, and we could not be more delighted with their attitude and wonderfully polite and courteous nature!


As we delve deeper into the term, here are a few bits of information that will help you to get to know your new year group:


- PE days: Monday and Friday

- Homework: given out and due in every Monday

- New uniform (shirt and tie please!)

- Parent curriculum meeting: Monday 13th September at 4.30 on Teams (please do ask for your login!)

- Parents evening: W/C 11th October (online)


Please do contact us if you have any questions or would like any more information about the year. Please use


Thank you already for your wonderful support!


The Year 5 team

Pencil Cases

We would just like to clarify information regarding pencil cases. 
Children are able to bring in their own pencil cases which can fit onto their desks (no larger than W 21cm x H 15cm x D 4.5cm). Please ensure they are made of a material that can easily be wiped down and cleaned (no fluffy pencil cases). We ask that pencil cases include: a pencil, a rubber, a 15cm ruler, a few colouring pencils, a glue stick, a whiteboard pen (optional) and children’s scissors (optional). Please can we ensure that pencil cases do not include permanent markers, fragrant pens or Sharpies. We will continue to provide stationery if children do not have their own.



Children now have a red folder to keep their homework records in. These will be collected each Monday morning and a new one will be issued for the week ahead.


In Year 5 children are expected to complete their homework each week by meeting the following requirements:

  • 50 Doodle Stars in maths
  • 40 Doodle Stars in English
  • 10 Doodle Stars in spelling
  • At Least 4 reads


We estimate that these stars will take no longer than an hour over the whole week.


Doodle provides us with a more focused homework experience and we hope that it will take less time to complete than the previous homework format. We hope that these expectations will support children in developing a focussed work ethic which will support them in their learning and progression this year whilst also maintaining a healthy balance for their time outside of school.

Our text for autumn 1:

It is such a wonderful text to capture the children’s imagination and we will be studying some of the skills and techniques that Dahl used to inspire our own writing.


There are of course lots of other books by Dahl which children may enjoy reading or revisiting during this term:

It is so important to encourage children’s love of reading – indeed this is one of the most effective ways that you can support your child in their learning this year. Encourage children to explore a varied diet when it comes to reading: books by different authors and across a range of genres can expose them to a greater scope of vocabulary and fuel their imaginations.