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 made a great start to our Upper Key Stage 2 journey.

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



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 Thursday and a Friday. 


Homework will be posted on the website on a Friday 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. This half term, we would like you to continue to practise your French on DuoLingo and also login to 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.


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: Earthlings and our BIQ QUESTION is: What is out there?


Files to Download

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Penwortham Primary School

Crookings Lane, Penwortham, Preston PR1 0HU

Headteacher: Mrs Helen Hesketh

01772 743321

Bursar: Mrs Julie Cullen

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