Year 5

The highest quality care and education for all our children

At Oswald Road Primary School we aim to provide the highest quality care and education for all our children thereby giving them a strong foundation for their future learning. We create a safe and happy environment with motivating and enjoyable learning experiences that enable children to become confident and independent. We value the individual child and work alongside parents, carers and others to meet their needs and help every child to reach their full potential.

In Year 5, we are dedicated to exploring the Year 5 curriculum and preparing our children for Year 6, so they’re ready to hit the ground running for their final year at Oswald Road.

Year 5 Staff

  • Assistant Headteacher (Years 4-6)

    Jen Beech

    Assistant Headteacher (Years 4-6)
  • Teacher

    Andy Wheeldon

  • Teacher

    Claire Cawley

  • Teacher

    Emma Calderbank

  • Teaching Assistant

    Jacquie Hartley

    Teaching Assistant
  • SEND Teaching Assistant

    Cindy Skerritt

    SEND Teaching Assistant
  • SEND Teaching Assistant

    Sarah Berry

    SEND Teaching Assistant
  • SEND Teaching Assistant

    James Peczek

    SEND Teaching Assistant
  • SEND Teaching Assistant

    Jo Hallam

    SEND Teaching Assistant
  • Teaching Assistant (SEND)

    Ingrid Rosson

    Teaching Assistant (SEND)
  • Our curriculum
  • Spellings
  • Reading Expectations
  • Homework
  • PE Days & Kit
  • Lunchboxes, Coats & Phones
  • Arrival & Collection of Children
  • PPA Cover

Our curriculum

Curriculum Overview Year 5 2023-24


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


You can view the PowerPoint from the ‘Welcome to Yeargroup’ meeting, held in September 2023, by clicking here.

Click here to view the Year 5 spellings

We practise spellings in lessons and have informal tests.  We also monitor spellings within all other writing.

Reading Expectations

Wednesday is when we read for pleasure and it’s a chance for class teachers to listen to readers.  All children have a black reading record for the 40 assigned books and some children will have individual reading records.

Click here to view our school reading curriculum.


Homework is sent out on Fridays.

Spellings are given out weekly and children are tested on them on a Friday afternoon.

Reading takes place daily and the children are encouraged to use TT Rockstars.

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

Reading Comprehension Parent Handout

Reading Comprehension Bookmark

Homework Policy

PE Days

  • Outdoor PE- Friday
  • Indoor PE Days:
    • 5A (Mr Wheeldon) Tuesday PM
    • 5B (Miss Cawley) Wednesday PM
    • 5C (Miss Calderbank) Thursday PM

PE Kit

Outdoor PE – shorts and jumper/sweater, t-shirt and trainers (jogging pants/leggings can be worn in cold weather).

Indoor PE – close fitting shorts/leggings and t-shirts.

Please ensure that your child’s name is on each item and they wear their PE clothes in to school that day as they will not get changed for PE.



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


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


If a child needs to bring in a mobile phone for when they walk home, it must be handed into the teacher at the start of the school day, and collected at the end of the school day. Children should also read and sign our Pupil Mobile Phone Policy.

Arrival & Collection of Children

Years 5 children are to walk up to class by themselves by 8:40am. At the end of the day, 5A are to be collected from the main playground- parents should wait near the black pitch area. 5B & 5C are to be collected from the Owl Club entrance on Nicolas Road. Parents should wait outside the small hall.

Drop-Off: 8.30am – 8:40am

Pick-Up: 3:15pm

If your child is ready to walk home by themselves, we will need written permission via an online form to ensure that all children are accounted for at the end of the day, for safeguarding purposes. Please contact the school office to give permission.

PPA Cover

Our PPA (Planning, Preparation and Assessment) time will be on Friday morning and covered by Ben Caldwell, Kieran Bentley and Nicky Appleby.



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Curriculum Spotlight – Maths

For Spring 1 we have developed a Maths article to demonstrate what we’ve been up to. Please click below to view all the interesting work we’ve completed this term. Read full article


Oswald Road Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children. We require all staff, volunteers and visitors to share the commitment. For more information and resources, view our safeguarding page by clicking here.

Click here to read our Safeguarding Policy

To contact our Safeguarding Team, please email or

Our Safeguarding Page also features lots of useful resources on Online Safety, including information about the ‘Report Harmful Content’ button shown below.

SWGfL Report Harmful Content