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Welcome to Year 5 2022/23

Weekly Important Dates:


Monday and Tuesday

Please send children into school, in P.E kits



Homework will be set on a Friday and will be found on our class page.

Homework is to be returned the following week by Thursday, which will be marked by the student as the class teacher goes through questions with the class, explaining any tricky questions and misconceptions. 

Reading books are to be returned on a Thursday, so they can be changed. 


Dates for your diary:

Autumn 1 Computing Day (Digital Literacy) - Thursday 20th October

Own Clothes Day £1 - Thursday 20th October




Over the half term, we would like the children to research a significant person, as part of our celebration of Black History Month.

Ideas of inspirational people include Martin Luther King Jr, Rosa Parks, Beyonce, Marcus Rashford, Lewis Hamilton, Olive Morris, Walter Tull - The list could go on and on. We would like the children to choose someone who is of interest to them!


We would like the fact files to be completed, by Monday 31st October, so we can display them in our classroom.




Week beginning Monday 10th October, is Maths Week at St. Edwards. Year 5 will be studying Pythagoras, as part of our topic, Ancient Greece. 

We would like 5MT, to research Pythagoras for their homework and create a fact file / poster / leaflet to share what they have found out. 

What have we been up to?  

Autumn 1, Week 2- Outdoor Learning

We had our first Outdoor Day on Tuesday and spent the day exploring our school grounds using our orienteering course. We used our map reading skills to find the markers dotted around the school grounds and work out the answers to a set of clues given to us. 

On Wednesday, Miss Avery led a whole school ‘wake up, shake up’ on the playground, to celebrate National Fitness Day. We were certainly left feeling invigorated and refreshed!


In Mathematics this week, we have been revising some key Place Value concepts such as rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000 and identifying the value of each digit in a 4 digit number. In English, we have been looking at ways to improve our writing by using different sentence starters and developing our proof reading skills. 

Outdoor Learning

Week beginning 19th September 

On Tuesday, we had our first 'Outdoor Day' of Year 5.

The children of 5MT could not wait to tell Mrs Taylor, all of the things they did during their day of outdoor learning.

Here are some of the things 5MT loved:

  • Spending the whole day outdoors in the fresh air

  • Some time for free play at the end of the day, to explore

  • Building things in forest school (there were some imaginative creations)

  • Climbing the trees

  • Playing together

  • Rolling the tyres down the hill

  • Spending time with 5PW

Some suggestions for our next outdoor day:

Hot chocolate
Den building competition
Roasting marshmallows
More time in our forest school
•To have Mrs Taylor and Miss McDonald attend Outdoor Day
Teacher VS Student game/competition

Week Beginning 12th September

5MT, have had so much fun, working on their ART skills, whilst focusing on the following questions;

Which print making technique gives the most detailed image?

How can I show 'me' in a self portrait?


Year 5 enjoyed a PSHE and Safeguarding theatre performance, provided by Loudmouth Theatre Company, followed by a workshop. 

During the session, children reflected upon ways of how they can keep themselves safe, in both real life situations and online. 


The session enabled children to:

  • Understand that their body belongs to them
  • Encourage children to tell a trusted adult if something is worrying them
  • Reflect upon the trusted adults that they have in their life (safeguarding paws)
  • Discuss a variety of situations, explore the dangers and think about who they could confide in

Loudmouth Theatre