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 29 amazing children ready to begin 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 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, a spelling task, reading  and occasionally a task from another curriculum area. This half term, we would like you to take a quiz on the Oddizzi website to help you develop some sticky knowledge about the United Kingdom.


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 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. Please start Year 5 off by practising any words on the Year 3 and 4 word list which are tricky. 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: A kingdom United and our BIQ QUESTION is: Where are we?


Files to Download

Year 5: News items

10th September Newsletter, by Mrs Hesketh

Year 5: Blog items

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Year 5: Gallery items

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Year 5: Calendar items

Y5/6 basketball club, by Mrs Hesketh

Forest School Y 3 and 4, by Mrs Hesketh

Football club, by Mrs Hesketh

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