Year 5


Mrs E Barnard

Miss J Olive 

Mrs L Pounsett/Miss Woods

Miss B Vaughan

Teaching Assistants

Mrs C Canavan

Mrs C Green

Miss L Lynch

Mrs L Thomas

Miss B Francis

Mrs V Winton


In light of the current situation, we are now setting online weekly homework. Your child’s log in details will come home 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 first week of homework is Monday 14th September

Spellings: This will be set every Monday. Each child will have ten words to learn and practise during the week and then will 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 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 will be set every Monday to be completed by the following Monday. Your child will use their existing 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 will be 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. 

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 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.


P.E. will take place on Monday and Friday each week.
Your child must come into school wearing their correct kit on these days. Please note that this is a yellow or white t-shirt; navy, black or grey shorts/jogging bottoms; a navy sweatshirt or hoodie and suitable outdoor trainers.

All jewellery, including watches,must be removed on safety grounds.  The wearing of stud earrings will be permitted, but, as stated in the school policy, these should be removed for P.E. sessions. Children with newly pierced ears must bring in tape to cover their earrings. Please note that teachers and other members of staff are not permitted to remove a child’s earrings; therefore children must be able to remove and replace them on their own. Children with long hair will need to tie it back for P.E. lessons.

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.


St Ronan's Road, Southsea, Hampshire, PO4 0PX tel: 023 92 734787 Email:

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