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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

Tuesday 5th January 2021

Hello to everyone in Year 5,


As you will now know, we will be learning remotely for the time being. Some of you have already engaged with this but for some of you this will be a new experience.


This time around, we are going to use the assignment tab to set your work each day. You can view and submit work here. Teachers can then see who has completed the work and send you feedback.

The wonderful Mrs Pipe has made a video tutorial which you can access on Teams or on the Muscliff Facebook page. This will help you to familiarise yourself with Teams Assignments.


Each day, there will be an assignment and accompanying video for maths, English and topic or reading work. We will also assign a daily workshop which may be maths or English focussed.


Should you need assistance with your work, you will be able to message a Year 5 teacher using the chat function. The chat function should only be used for this purpose and children should not set up private chats or message each other. The ‘year5stayintouch’ email address will also remain active should you choose to use this method of communication.


There is an expectation that all children complete each assignment, and these should be submitted within school hours.


Each week we will also invite you to a Year 5 assembly; this will take place on Friday afternoon when we would usually have our Good News Assembly in school. You will receive an invitation to join the assembly nearer the time.


Stay safe and stay in touch,

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.

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.