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0191 605 3378

Year 5 welcomes you to the new school year!

The Year 5/6 team would like to welcome you to a new school year. We are looking forward to working alongside you to ensure the best for all our children this year. We seek to offer an open door policy and staff will endeavour to always be on hand to answer your queries. Please read our topic web to find out more about what your child will be learning this autumn term.

The Year 6 team consists of:

Team Leader: Mrs Clarkson

Year 5 teachers:

Mr Perkins and Mrs Sheard

Year 5 support staff:

Mrs Downey (5IP) and Mr Stafford (5RS)


School term dates:


Autumn Parents Evenings:

Your child will also receive two reports throughout the year to inform you of their progress.












PE in Year 5

5RW: Wednesday (outdoor) and Friday (indoor)

5IP: Wednesday (outdoor) and Friday (indoor)

Please ensure children have the appropriate, labelled kit (yellow t-shirt, black shorts & sandshoes) and all jewellery is removed on the day. Staff are unable to remove this and it will prevent your child from doing PE.


Please ensure that your child follows the school uniform requirements:

Boys: plain grey/black trousers, white polo shirt, grey pullover or school sweatshirt. Flat black trainers or school shoes.

Girls: grey skirt or grey/black trousers, white polo shirt, grey cardigan or school sweatshirt, Flat black trainers or school shoes. There is also a summer dress in yellow.

Leggings are not permitted.

Homework and Reading:

Reading is of high priority to us in KS2 and each child will be supplied with an individual reading book tailored to their level, which they will bring home and back on a daily basis. We request that children read a minimum of three times a week but have found that children who read a little each night are the ones who make the most progress.

Children will also receive weekly spellings on a Monday to be practised and returned by the Friday. Weekly maths and English homework will also be sent home on a Monday to complete and return by the Friday. A homework club will be offered to assist with this.



We subscribe to whereby children can practise fun maths skills at a level tailored to them. Each child will be issued with a Mathletics password, which will be stuck in the front of their reading diary.

Autumn topic overview for Year 5:

Subject Focus


The Witches




Number and place value

Addition and subtraction

Multiplication and division

PSHCE New beginnings.

Getting on and falling out

Art & DT






Attendance and punctuality

We encourage you to ensure your child arrives promptly for 8:55am. This is when school starts. Children who arrive after this must go to the office where Mrs McVay & Mrs Smith will send them to class. Mrs Grant and Mrs Bland will also be available. If your child is going to be absent please ring the office ASAP on 0191 6053378.

Thank you for your continued support. We can’t wait for the exciting year ahead!

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