Year 5

Teachers: Mrs E Barnard, Miss J Olive, Mrs L Pounsett/Miss Woods and Miss B Vaughan


Teaching Assistants: Mrs C Canavan, Mrs C Green, Miss L Lynch, Mrs L Thomas, Miss B Francis and Mrs V Wilton


In light of the current situation, we are now setting online weekly homework. Your child’s log in details are in their green book, which should then remain at home. If you have any problems with accessing the online platforms or your child has limited computer access, please contact your child’s class teacher via the office.


The links below contain parental guides for using different features of Purple Mash


2Do's- A Parent's Guide

2Email- A Parent's Guide

Spellings: These are set every Monday. Each child will have ten words to learn and practise during the week and will then be tested in class on a Friday. We would encourage your child to use a range of strategies to help learn their spellings and they may wish to practise in the green homework book. Once your child feels confident that they have learnt their spellings, they can then complete the online Purple Mash quiz which will be able to be viewed by your child’s teacher. Quizzes will need to be completed by the following Monday and feedback will be provided online or verbally within class.

Maths: Homework is completed on an online program called My Maths, which is accessible by desktops or tablets. This is set every Monday to be completed by the following Monday. Your child has their username and password to log on. Whilst this is an online homework, your child may use additional resources such as paper and pencil to support their working. At the end of the homework, there is a ‘mark it’ icon, which will then mark and score the piece of work. Children may re-attempt the homework if they wish to improve their initial score. All scores are accessible by the class teacher and feedback will be given either electronically or verbally within class. Additionally, we encourage you to practise times tables with your child each week. This can be completed in paper form, by rote or by using Times Tables Rockstars. Children should be able to rapidly recall each times table up to 12 x 12 and related division facts.

Home Reading: All the children can select two library books from the school library. One will stay at school and one will be a book of their choice which should be taken home. The library books should be returned when completed or when children are requested to do so. We would encourage children to read daily, even if it's for a short time. Children will have the chance to change their library books during their class library session, which will be on a Tuesday.

Residential Trip

In the Spring Term, Year 5 children have the option of going on a residential trip to Stubbington Study Centre where they: take part in a variety of team building activities; learn about the coastal features of the area and study the local wildlife, which includes foxes, badgers and small mammals.

Click on the link below for more information about where the children stay and the activities they will be participating in. Further details, including the dates and cost of the residential, will be provided for parents and carers in a letter.

Children who stay at school will study ponds and their wildlife, and visit Queen Elizabeth Country Park.