Year 5 2020 - 2021

Mrs Gaskell

Welcome to our Year 5 class page. 

Our teachers are Mrs Gaskell and Miss Gabbott.  

We are a class of 30 amazing children. We are kind, helpful, caring, respectful and work hard to achieve our personal best. We can't believe it is already the Summer Term of learning at Penwortham Primary School. We are nearly Y6!

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



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. 


Please wear your PE kit on a Wednesday 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, your spellings and occasionally a task from another curriculum area. 


Please try really hard to read at least four times a week. It would be great if you could access Oxford Reading Buddy and complete the quizzes as you read through the books. In addition, 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 me know how much you have read each week along with a comment. This chat area will be really useful to recoommend books to your friends and to get suggestions of your next book to read.


Each Friday you will have a list of words to make sure you can spell. Practise these through the week and make sure you know what they mean too. There will be a spelling check each Friday.

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.


This half term our theme is called "Faster, Higher, Stronger". There will be lots of Science, DT and History to really get stuck into. 

Big question: What if the Ancient Greeks had not had an impact on modern society?


Files to Download

Year 5: News items

Newsletter 11th June, by Mrs Hesketh

21st May 2021, by Mrs Hesketh

14th May newsletter, by Mrs Hesketh

Year 5: Blog items

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Year 5: Gallery items

Money Mentors, by Mrs Gaskell

Rainforest Art, by Mrs Gaskell

Our deforestation protest, by Mrs Gaskell

Year 5: Calendar items

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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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