Welcome to Year 5

Miss Wood


Miss Wood's Y5 class

This term our learning challenge question is:

Why were Saxons afraid of Vikings?


Reading books and planners

Please can your child have their reading book and planner in school every day. Feel free to use it as a means of talking to me or asking any questions. You can also call in to school to see me at any time, I am around everyday after school.


PE kits

From November 2020, children are wearing their PE to school. Our PE days are Wednesday and Friday. PE kits should consist of plain black shorts or black/dark-coloured bottoms, a plain white t-shirt and good footwear for being active. A school jumper can be worn on top to stay warm, or another plain jumper. 

For P.E., please can you ensure that long hair is tied back, and earrings have been taken out.





We expect your child to read each evening. Their progress can be recorded in their reading record and if they read three times a week they will earn ten house points.

Children have access to a huge range of books on their iPads through J2e, and logging into the Bug Club app. This is something the children can access at home too. 

Children will be given 10 spellings to learn each week and they will be tested on a Monday. Homework is given out on a Monday and due in on the following Monday.



Please encourage your child to access Doodle Maths, Maths Flex and Rockstar Times Tables at home.



Learning Challenge: 


Family Learning Project Year 5

Every term in Y5 all the children will be expected to undertake a project as part of their homework tasks. The projects will be linked to the current topic the children are studying in class.

We encourage children to work on the project weekly as opposed to letting it build up and rushing it days before the hand in date. We encourage parental involvement; any support you can give your child is really invaluable.

Summer 2 Project

Are you a Viking or a Saxon?

This term we would like you to create a model of a Viking longboat. We would also like you to record the process in the booklet provided. Good Luck!

If you need any resources then please let your class teacher know so we can get them for you.

The project is due in on:- Monday 19th July.

Children can receive up to 100 house points for good quality projects which they can then cash in for prizes at our school shop.

If you have any questions, then please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher.

We are not afraid to dream too big. Nothing is impossible. When you believe in yourself, you can achieve anything.