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Year 5

PDFGlossary of Teaching Terms and Abbreviations


Claire Cawley, Midge Murray/Joe Welsh, Luke McDonagh.

Teaching Assistants

Ms Harman (Group), Ms Buckley (1:1), Ms Leaver.


Curriculum Overview 2021-22- Year 5

If you have any questions about our curriculum please contact our Headteacher, Deborah Howard, to pass on to the Curriculum Lead.


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Year Group Targets

PDFYear 5- Writing

PDFYear 5- Reading

PDFYear 5- Maths

Reading Expectations

Click here to view our school reading expectations.

Homework Timetable

Homework is sent out on Fridays. Spellings are given out weekly and children are tested on them on a Friday afternoon. Reading records must be in school and signed on a Friday for checking.

You may find the following documents helpful when reading with your child:

PDFReading Comprehension Parent Handout

PDFReading Comprehension Bookmark

PE Days

PE Equipment

Indoor– shorts, t-shirts and trainers or pumps. Jogging bottoms and a jumper optional for outdoor games. Please ensure these are named. Please ensure the children wear their PE kit to school on their allocated day. 


Please make sure your child’s name is on their lunchbox. All lunch boxes are kept in the classroom.

Home Time

Children will be collected from astroturf area, lined up by teachers. 


Coats and PE kit should be put in the cupboards provided in the classroom.
Please name your child’s coat.

Phones & Personal Belongings

Toys and other personal belongings should not be brought to school. If a child needs to bring in a mobile phone for when they walk home, it must be handed into the office at the start of the school day, and collected at the end of the school day.


If your child is ready to walk home by themselves, we will need a permission letter from parents to ensure that all children are accounted for at the end of the day, for safeguarding purposes.

For drop off and pick ups, the following system will be in place following October Half Term. Year 5 parents/carers will enter school through the Oswald Road gate and follow the blue running track past the Willow Garden and on to the black pitch. Teachers will bring the children to their allocated space on the astroturf area and line them up. At 3.15pm children will be sent home in order of their line. Please exit via the pedestrian gate near the car park.

Contacting a Teacher

Please make an appointment via the school office by emailing, to arrange a mutually convenient time. If your child is going to be absent from school please ring the office on 881 4266 and leave a message on the answer phone before 9.30 am. If you are collecting children for an appointment please remember to sign your child out at the school reception.


Our PPA (Planning, Preparation and Assessment) time will be on Friday mornings and covered by Midge Murray, Kieran Bentley and Nicky Appleby.