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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!




Miss Beg

Year 5 Teacher

Happy 2020 Year 5!


Important dates for your diary:
23.01.20: The Aisha Mosque, Walsall

- 31.01.20: Topic homework due in.

- 05.02.20: Shire Oak Academy for all Y5 pupils (9.30am - 2.30pm)


After Christmas, our Cornerstones topic will be "Peasants, Princes and Pestilence " - an interesting and sometimes gruesome look into the Plague! Along side this topic, we will be reading "Children of Winter" by Berlie Doherty as part of our English lessons.


Homework in Y5

It is expected that children complete their homework tasks on a regular basis which include:

- TT RockStars

- Oxford Reading Buddy

- Reading everyday (with reading diaries signed by an adult)

- Practise their spellings on a regular basis


In addition, children can always complete extra homework for rewards. 

A popular app at the moment is Doodle Maths where children answer a variety of mathematics questions to build their robot.


Are you heading towards becoming a GREEN Learning Ambassador?

Have a go at some of these extra homework ideas to give yourself a challenge and earn some Bonus ILPs!


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, house points and treats from the class box 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 half-termly  prizes for their efforts.


Good behaviour and positive attitudes towards learning never go unnoticed in Year 5 as children can win certificates such as Star Award and Reading Awards in our celebration assembly on a Friday morning.




Year 5 have an exciting year ahead, filled with many topics across the curriculum aimed to stimulate the children’s learning. 


Here is our Long Term Overview to give you in an insight into our learning:



Useful Websites:


Oxford Reading Buddy


Spelling Shed


Doodle Maths


Times Table Rockstars:


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


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


Letterjoin - to improve handwriting


Growth Mindset:



Meet the rest of the Year 5 team ...

Meet the rest of the Year 5 team ... 1 Mrs Locke (DHT) - Higher English Group
Meet the rest of the Year 5 team ... 2 Mr Forbes - Higher Maths Group
Meet the rest of the Year 5 team ... 3 Mr Butler - Teaching Assistant