Welcome to Year 5!
The staff working with your children this year are Mr Thompson (Monday to Wednesday, Mr
Foulkes (Thursday and Friday) and Mr Topping. Although there are two members of teaching
staff, we both have the same extremely high expectations of attitude, behaviour, and effort
and work closely together to ensure complete continuity across the week.
The children will also work with other members of staff throughout the year including our
Spanish teacher, Mercedes.
Below are a few notices about the following year:
extremely important that they are on time as lesson start promptly at 8:30am.
clothing for the full day. Sometimes your child may do PE outside- therefore please
ensure that they are dressed appropriately. In addition, the children are swimming on
Thursday is this term. The children should come into school in their PE kit as per
Monday but must also have swimming kit with them.
- Literacy homework will be sent home on a Friday evening and should be returned by the
- Maths homework will be sent home on a Monday evening and should be returned by the
- Spellings: The children have five spellings per day to learn at home. They are tested on
spellings on Tuesday , Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. A full list of the following
week’s spellings will be sent home.
This should be an ongoing task each night. The children read daily in school and we
encourage this to be the case at home too. At this age, we find that the children have
developed their own interests and prefer to read a book of their choice rather than a
given text and therefore we are happy for your child to read a book from home.
Listening to your child read as often as possible will really help their fluency and asking
your child questions about what they have read will aid their comprehension. If your
child does not have appropriate books at home, please ask them to speak to us and we
will be able to provide books.
Each week your child will be tested on their times tables and division facts. They will
have 100 questions that range from their 1-12 times tables. They have 5 minutes to
answer the questions. At this point in their schooling, it is vital that children know their
times tables and division facts as it enables them to work much quicker with other
aspects of maths. If your child isn’t secure in their facts, it would be a great help to
them if this is something you could also work on at home.
If your child develops asthma or any allergies or medical conditions that we need to be aware of
please let us know as soon as possible.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to speak to either of us on the
yard after school, or you can call the school office and ask to speak to us.
Thank you for your support!
Mr Foulkes and Mr Thompson
Times Table Rockstars Times Table Rockstars is a website that we
subscribe to in order to support your child with their times tables. If
your child has forgotten their details, please just ask a member of the
Year 5 staff and we can provide them for you.
Year 5 and 6 Statutory Spelling List