Dear Parents/Carers,

Happy New Academic year everyone and welcome to Year 5. We thought it would also be useful to provide parents and carers with some practical information.


The Year 5 team for 2020/2021 will be composed of:

Miss Jane Appleby (Class 11) and Mrs Jodie Short (Class 12) – class teachers.

Mr Sean Cottingham – Year 5 HLTA & KS2 Computing Teacher

Mrs Julie Bell – Year 4/5 TA.


P.E. will be on Tuesday afternoons and Thursday mornings; however, it is still important that the children have P.E. kit in school every day so that we can take opportunities for additional activities if and when they arise.

Creative Curriculum

In September, we will be going on a magical journey to find hidden gold somewhere on Alchemy Island. We will investigate artefacts from the island and read stories set in fantasy worlds which will inspire our story openings. We will manipulate digital photographs, adding fantastic special effects. Our geography skills will improve as we look closely at maps of Alchemy Island, plot routes and use coordinates. We will examine samples from the island, explore the properties of materials and experiment with changes of state.


Homework will be set every Friday. This will consist of an activity on My Maths & Purple Mash, children will have their logins for these in their planners. Spelling will be sent home on a sheet and the expectation is that children will read and record their reading every day at home in their planners. Planners will be checked every Monday morning.

We are looking forward to an exciting and rewarding Year 5 with your children, and hope that they are looking forward to it too!

Kind regards,

Year 5 team.