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Year 5: 5RD, 5EC 5BP

Welcome to Year 5!

                     Mr Deans, Miss Crawley and Mrs Pearse


Year 5 PE days: Monday and Tuesday

Parent Letter - Autumn 2

See below for the Parent Letter for this half term: 

The parent letter below explains what children will be learning this half term and how you can help with learning at home. 

See our knowledge organisers below to see what we are learning about in history and geography this term.



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 new English text this term will be 'Charlie Factory' by Roald Dahl.

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:

They may enjoy looking at other similar authors as well, such as:

David Walliams

Onjali Q. Rauf

James Bishop

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.