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DistingtonCommunity School

Empower, Learn, Celebrate

Year 5

Welcome to the Year 5 class page!

We are a class of 17 children. Our teachers are Mrs Sanderson and Mrs Dudding and our teaching assistant is Mrs Norman.


Key Information:

  • Our PE day is every TUESDAY.
  • Homework will be given out every TUESDAY and it is to be returned the following FRIDAY.
  • Read five times a week to gain your Strive for Five target - reading records will be checked daily so please make sure you sign your child's record once they have read. 
  • Snack money will be £1 per week. 


This term we will be very busy learning all about where we live and why it is importance to be proud of our community; we will be studying the book Holes by Louis Sachar and looking at North America then we will end the term by studying the rainforests around the world with a key focus on the Amazon Rainforest. 


Keep checking back here for updates and pictures of our work! 




Reading is so important to children as it allows them to develop in so many areas - reading skills; listening skills; social skills; developing an imagination and writing skills to name a few. Please try to encourage your child to read as much as possible. Below are some questions to help you when listening and reading to your child. 

Below is some questions which you can ask your child to help to continue to develop their comprehension skills.

Useful resources:


Websites which require logins (these will have been sent home with your child but please email if you have lost these)


Free to use website (some may require you to sign up)