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Year 5

Welcome to our Year 5 class page at Church Vale Primary School. Mrs Marshall, Mrs McNally and Mrs Berney will be your Year 5 staff. 



Reading and homework per week:

Reading x 3



PE kit (white t-shirt, blue or black shorts/joggers) on Thursday


We have PE on Thursday afternoon with our fantastic sports coach, Seb from Express Coaching. Children should wear a plain white t-shirt and black or dark blue shorts or joggers. PE kit should be bought in a bag on a Monday and left in school all week. Children cannot take part in PE lessons if they are wearing jewellery (including earrings and watches). 



Children in Year 5 begin to take more responsibility for their everyday reading, but at this age, it is still crucial that children have an adult to read to and also an adult who can read to them. Many children at this age may be able to decode and recognise words instantly but when you listen to your children read, please ask them questions about the book they are reading - the understanding of the text is what children will eventually be tested on. Talking about books and showing enthusiasm towards reading is an invaluable tool and this is the best way to help our children become excited about new and challenging books. We expect our children to read at least 3 times per week. When they reach certain milestones they will receive rewards which they very much look forward to! Please bring your reading folders to school everyday.



Each week, your child will have spellings to learn and maths tasks to complete.  The most effective approaches usually involve learning a few spellings at the start of the week, practising these and adding more words until they are confident in all of them.



Topic Subjects

In the Autumn term, we be learning all about the world of the Ancient Maya.

Our science topic is Earth and Space.

Our book for this term is 'Crater Lake' by Jennifer Killick. An exciting and thrilling piece of literature that sees a group of Year 6 pupils embark on a school trip that will change their lives forever!



We are determined Year 5 will be the greatest year so far of your child's education. If you have any queries, ideas or questions you can contact us via email (the link can be found below).


Kind Regards,

Mrs Marshall and Mrs McNally


Year 5 Spelling List

Year 5 Core Book List (including links)

Y5 Non-negotiable spellings

Here are some books which are recommended for Year 5 and 6 children. The document includes a brief summary of the book, children's reviews, some words from the author and an extract from the text itself!

Do you have any questions, ideas or queries?

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me! Mrs Marshall

Do you have any questions, ideas or queries?

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me! Mrs McNlly

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