Year 5



This term’s learning journey is Earth and Space . There is a link to a topic web, which should give you a clearer idea about what we expect to be covering this term, below; it is not a comprehensive list and some aspects are subject to change as the term progresses.  Please don’t hesitate to come and speak to us in person if you require any further information about the curriculum.

Year 5 topic web for parents 2024 Summer term

Please note the topic web only provides an outline of the intended learning as we are deliberately choosing not to reveal everything to the children at the beginning of our new learning journey.

The HOMEWORK arrangements will remain the same as last term; the tasks will be set on a Friday every fortnight and will need to be completed, signed for and returned by the deadline on the instruction sheet (usually 12 days later). You can find the current homework on the homework page:

Guided reading:

Each child will read with an adult once a week.  The children’s follow-up reading can be done in class. Where possible, TA’s will try to read with children individually on a 1:1 basis as and when they can.


Swimming lessons take place every Thursday, with children in Rowan class swimming in the first half term and then alternating with Redwood class for each subsequent half term. The children will need trunks (not below the knees) or a one-piece costume, as well as a towel, a swimming hat, and goggles if they wish.   As before, replacement swimming hats should be available at cost price at the school office.  Please note that we will need to leave school before 9am for these lessons, and we will walk to and from St Luke’s pool.  This means that the children need to come straight into the classroom when the front door opens at 8:50am, and they should bring a waterproof coat if there is any chance of rain.


Both Redwood and Rowan classes have outdoor PE on Wednesday; for these lessons the children will need a plain white/green/grey t-shirt and white/green/grey shorts (or leggings).   During a ‘non-swimming’ half-term the children will also have outdoor PE on Tuesday, for which they will need the same kit (plus plimsolls or trainers). As the weather gets colder, they are also allowed to wear tracksuit / jogging bottoms and sweatshirts etc (in any colour).  A small amount of spare indoor PE kit is kept in each classroom for emergencies, but in the past a number of children have relied on this option; we would appreciate your help in supporting your child to remember their own kit on the right days.  Also, on non-PE days we will continue with the ‘Daily Run’; the children do not get changed for this activity, but they do need to come to school in footwear that is comfortable for running.


We do use acrylic paints (as well as PVA glue) during art lessons, so it would be both advisable and helpful if all children could keep an art shirt (ie an old, over-sized shirt or t-shirt) in their PE bags.

Year 5 staff

Rowan class

Mrs Hutchinson – Class Teacher

Mr Waring – PPA Cover (Wednesday)

Mr Harrison – Class TA

Redwood class

Miss Stimson- Class Teacher

Mr Harrison – Class TA

Mr Waring – PPA Cover (Wednesday)



Swimming is on Thursdays – children need to be at school for 8:50am.

Rowan class swim during the first half of each term, and Redwood then swim after every half-term break.

Indoor PE for both classes takes place on Wednesday.

Outdoor PE (for the non-swimming class) is on Tuesday.

Please help us by ensuring that your child has their swimming kit on the appropriate days.


Homework is sent out every fortnight. Copies of the homework grids and sheets can be be found on the homework page: