Year 5 2021 - 2022

Mrs Gaskell

Mrs Mather

Welcome to our Year 5 class page. 

Our teachers are Mrs Gaskell and Mrs Mather and our teaching assistant is Mrs Moncrief. 

We are a class of 28 amazing children who have almost completed part 1 of our Upper Key Stage 2 journey. We can't believe we are in the last half term of Year 5 but we are ready for the challenges and exciting times that Year 6 bring!

If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to email at or


Please do scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the gallery. Lots of information and photographs are regularly added here to show you some of the exciting things we get up to in the week.


Have a look at the documents available to download at the bottom of this page. You will hopefully find some prompt sheets that you find useful and helpful. As the year progresses, more support will be added.


Please wear your PE kit on a Tuesday and a Thursday this half term. 



Homework will be posted on the website on a Friday (week commencing 13th  June) to be completed at the latest by the following Thursday unless otherwise stated. Please respond as requested and upload or comment as appropriate. Each week you will receive an English task, a maths task, a spelling task, reading and occasionally a task from another curriculum area. Please continue to login onto Charanga to practise your brass instrument. Remember, Mr G told us that just 5 minutes practice every day will make a huge difference to your performances.


Please try really hard to read at least four times a week. You could read the reading book you have brought home from school or another book from home or the library that you really enjoy. Why not ask an adult to read to you too. Please use the Reading homework task to let us know how much you have read each week along with a comment. This chat area will be really useful to recommend books to your friends and to get suggestions of your next book to read. House points will be rewarded for weekly reading.


On our class page the statutory words for Year 3 and 4 and Year 5 and 6 are listed. We have now finished testing the words on the Year 3 and 4 word list but please keep practising the words that still catch you out. For the rest of the year, focus on the Year 5 and 6 word list. We have added some useful spelling strategies below which link into the ways we learn our spellings in class.

Times tables

By the end of Year 4, children should be able to recall all the times tables up to 12x12. Now that you are in Year 5, please keep the practise up. There are lots of good games on line - "Hit the Button" is a good one to develop speed,, "Tommy's Trek" enables you to select individual times tables, and has some excellent games and speed tests.


Our theme this half term is: Faster,Higher, Stronger and our BIG QUESTION is: What do you think?

If you are looking for reading books for your child to buy or borrow from the library, there is a great list of titles linked to Ancient Greece at the link below:

Children's Books: Ancient Greece Topic (


Files to Download

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Penwortham Primary School

Crookings Lane, Penwortham, Preston PR1 0HU

Headteacher: Mrs Helen Hesketh

01772 743321

Bursar: Mrs Geraldine Cattanach

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