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Welcome to Year 5!




Miss Ysanne Neal

Year 5 Teacher

Welcome back! I hope you all had a fantastic summer and are ready to start a busy and exciting year in Year 5.


We started the year with a lesson about "Growth Mindset", something which I am really keen to embrace within our classroom this year. The children have made a really great start already so continuing this along with developing their growth mindset should set us up for a positive and successful year


You can check out the Dojo "Growth Mindset for children" series on YouTube to find out more:


We have kicked off our English lessons with our class text: 'Friend of Foe' by Michael Morpurgo. It is an exciting and thought-provoking book about two young boys who have been evacuated to the countryside during War World II.


In science we will begin with "Feel the Force", a practical look at how forces work and can be affected by a range of different things.


Our first Cornerstones topic will be ‘Off With Her Head!’ The topic gives us a history-heavy look into the life of the Tudors; particularly the infamous Henry VIII. The children will get to explore lives of the rich and poor, the brutal punishment system and the vitally important religious changes that happened during this era. 


Are you heading towards becoming a GREEN Learning Ambassador?

Have a go at some of these extra homework ideas to give yourself a challenge:


  • Paint or draw a portrait of someone in your family (maybe in the style of the Tudors!)
  • Talk to an older relative about your family history and write a report about the information.
  • Make a model of the Tower of London or an instrument of torture.
  • Visit your local library or museum and find out about your area in Tudor times.
  • Research online to discover more about Tudor buildings.

Rewards and Sanctions in Year 5


This year we will be continuing the whole school “Good to be Green” behaviour scheme which the children are now very familiar with. Raffle tickets will be issued for ‘green behaviours’ such as showing good manners and being ready to learn. Yellow cards act as warning cards for poor behaviour and subsequently red cards if this is persistent.


As part of our class reward scheme, we have a table points system which encourages children to work together to earn rewards. Winning tables will receive weekly and termly prizes for their efforts.


Week 1 Winners are PURPLE Table

Week 2 Winners are YELLOW Table

Week 3 Winners are PURPLE Table

Week 4 Winners are PURPLE Table

Week 5 Winners are TBC

Week 6 Winners are TBC



Termly information letters:

Year 5 have an exciting year ahead, filled with many topics across the curriculum aimed to stimulate the children’s learning. To gain an insight into the journey through year 5 follow this link!



Useful Websites:


English and grammar games for Year 5 pupils:


Primary Games Arena- a mixture of English, maths and languages games for children in Year 5:


Nrich maths - a variety of challenging maths problems to encourage mastery level thinking:


Hit the button - a super fun, quick fire game to help learn times tables:


BBC Bitesize - a range of Tudor related videos:


BBC Bitesize - a range of forces related videos:


Growth Mindset:



Meet the rest of the Year 5 team ...

Meet the rest of the Year 5 team ... 1 Teaching Assistant - Mrs Pratt
Meet the rest of the Year 5 team ... 2 Teaching Assistant - Mrs Garrard