Year 5

Year 5 (2017 – 2018)

Welcome to the website page of our current Year 5 class.
Class Teacher : Miss Jackson


Curriculum Information Letters

  • Autumn 1 2017

Overview of the Year (2017 – 2018)

The following information was shared by the class teacher at the Parents’ Welcome / Information evening at the beginning of the year.

Staff Team

  • Miss Jackson (Class Teacher)
  • Mr Arkell (Teaching Assistant)
  • Mrs Beswick (Teaching Assistant)
  • Mrs Petrie (Support Teacher)

General Communication

  • please write messages in the Home-School Message book, making sure that your child knows to give it to a member of staff (we do not check every child’s messages book on a daily basis)
  • please ask for a brief conversation after school if needed
  • please ask for an appointment if you need raise concerns or discuss something in some detail

Key Topics during the year

  • Landscapes – Yosemite National Park (contrasting to the UK)
  • Water and Rivers
  • Northenden’s Local History
  • Victorian Manchester and the Peterloo Massacre
  • The Vikings
  • Anglo-Saxons and Celts/Scots

Class Visits : Our class visits will include:

  • Styal – River Study
  • The People’s Museum, Manchester
  • Tatton Park, Viking’s Day

Guided Reading

  • All children in class will take part in a guided reading each week for 20-25 minutes.
  • Children are heard read once a week in addition to guided reading
  • Some children with greater need are heard read two or three times per week

PE Lessons

  • PE lessons will take place on Mondays and Fridays
  • Please make sure that your child’s PE kit is in school every day and taken home on Fridays for washing/returning on Mondays
  • Please make that your child’s PE kit is clearly labelled with their name


  • Homework will include a 30-minute English and a 30-minute Mathematics task
  • Tasks and project work in other subjects will be set from time to time
  • Homework will be set on a Friday to be returned the following Wednesday
  • Reading on a regular basis every week (reading and library books)
  • Spellings once week (Friday for Friday) to be practised daily
  • Please expect quality work and good presentation 

Homework Advice

  • Try to have a regular routine, perhaps a set day and time each week to complete homework
  • Try not leave completion of homework until the last day
  • Complete work in small stages
  • Revise spelling daily – read, writing, apply
  • Provide a quiet or purposeful space
  • Give help and support as needed; it is a good opportunity to share work with your child

Helping your child

  • review and monitor targets from their Summer report
  • encourage them to continue to read for pleasure (library books, purchased books, etc.)
  • please support completion of their homework
  • practise multiplication tables (up to 12 x 12)
  • practise spellings, particularly the Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 Spelling lists 

Other Arrangements

  • Mrs Petrie will teach Year 5 when Miss Jackson takes her Planning, Preparation and Assessment time.

Year 5 Curriculum, Year Group Expectations and Learning Resources

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