Year 5

Hello and welcome to Year 5.

This year each class has been named after a Welsh bird or animal. Our class name is Dosbarth Eyry, this means ‘Eagle Class’ in Welsh.


Below we have included some information about our class and how we work. We are holding a drop in session on Thursday 14th September between 3:15pm- 4:15pm where we will be available to answer any of your questions.


The people who work in our class are:

Mrs Halley (Monday, Tuesday and Friday)

Mrs Done (Wednesday and Thursday)

Mrs Koscinska


Our week in school and things to remember:

Wednesday- PE day; we suggest that the children keep their PE kits in school at all times though, just in case (our swimming term will be in the Spring term).

Friday- Forest School; again we suggest that the children keep their kits in school

Friday- Reading and spelling books should be brought back ready to change each Friday.


What are we learning about this term?

Our literacy lessons this year will begin with us reading ‘Cloud-busting’ by Malorie Blackman and studying the story which is told through lots of different poems. We will then move onto report writing, including newspaper reports, when we begin to read ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’ by Michael Morpurgo. Kensuke’s Kingdom tells the story of a boy who sets off on a journey around the world with his parents and this will help to lead our topic of ‘Explorers’ during which we will plan our own adventure trips to lots of different countries. We will develop maths, geography, art and ICT skills along the way. We will also learn about mountainous environments and the great explorers and adventurers who have tackled these. In science we will begin our year learning about electricity. When we move into the second part of the term our topic will change to preparing for a ‘Victorian Christmas’ and our work will link to ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens. We always welcome volunteers who would like to come into class to help with some of our more practical topic lessons (especially when we begin making our hand-made Victorian gifts at Christmas), if you do have any time to spare then please see Mrs Halley or Mrs Done.


Learning at home

Reading- In our class we change reading books on a Friday. Children are encouraged to bring back their completed books on a Friday morning ready to change it for a new book, we understand that as some children will be reading longer books now and may not change their reading books every week. Please write in your child’s yellow reading log to record when you have read with them at home, although we don’t always have chance to write a note back, we do check these books each week and children who have read at least three times receive extra dojos in class.

New spelling lists will also be sent home on a Friday. We practise these daily in school too.

Homework- throughout the Key Stage 2 we all send home take-away homework; more information about this will be sent along with the first set of challenges at the end of the week.

Important dates this term

Thursday 14th September- Drop in session for parents to meet the teacher (Years 1-6)

Wednesday 20th September- Famous Artist Day

Friday 22nd September- NSPCC on-line safety meeting for parents at 3:15pm- film and snacks for children

Friday 29th September- Healthy Living Day

Friday 6th October– Harvest festival at church- time tbc

Tuesday 17th October/Wednesday 18th October- Parents evening for all classes from 3:30pm

Wednesday 25th October- Autumn disco Infants 4:30-5:30pm; juniors 6pm- 7pm


Coffee mornings

Tuesday 24th October Year 5; Thursday 26th October Year 6

Tuesday 7th November Year 4; Thursday 9th November Year 3

Tuesday 14th November Year 1; Thursday 16th November Year 2


Friday 1st December- Christmas fair


Christmas Concerts

Monday 11th December- Nursery and Reception- Morning performance only

Tuesday 12th December- Year 1 and 2 afternoon and evening performance

Wednesday 13th December- Key Stage 2 performance (afternoon and evening)

Thursday 14th December- Key Stage 2 performance (evening)


If you would like to download a printable version of this information, please click the link below

Year 5 Autumn term overview