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Year 5

Year 5


This year there are 17 children in Year 5, (10 boys and 7 girls.) All of our children have settled back into school life really well and are continuing to work extremely hard. The 'adults' in Year 5 this year are Mr Bragg and Mrs Crichton.


Currently we are focusing on David Walliams, with particular references to his range of children's literature. The children are enjoying reading 'Gangsta Granny' within class and are engaging successfully with a range of activities across many curriculum areas. 

Picture 1 Year 5 Class Picture - September 2017

Information for parents

PE and Swimming

Year 5 children will be going swimming on Monday mornings during the Autumn Term. They will need to make sure they have the correct swimming kit and a towel in school with them.

We will be having our second PE lesson on Wednesday.



Homework will be sent home every Wednesday and is to be returned on the following Wednesday for testing to take place.



Reading books will be sent home everyday and it is expected that every child reads at least five times a week at home. It is expected that parents take time to read with their children and question them about their understanding of what they have read. Parents will then need to sign their child's Reading Record and return to school each day.


We are working hard to promote the Strive for 5 initiative!