Welcome Back to Year 5 – we hope you had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year.

Christmas Jumpers!

Are you the next Tim Peake?

This term our project is: IS THERE ANYBODY OUT THERE?

We will be learning all about the space, in particular the solar system and how the earth, sun and moon work, and asking questions like:

  1. How big is the solar system?
  2. What planets are in the solar system?
  3. What is it like in space?
  4. What do we know about space travel?
  5. What are the orbits of the earth and moon and how long do they take?
  6. Why do we have day and night?
  7. Why do we have seasons?

We will be visiting We the Curious (previously @Bristol) on 23rd (5L) 24th (5HW) and 25th January (5JW), which will include a workshop on the earth, moon and sun as well as an opportunity to hear a live show in the planetarium (the big silver ball in Millennium Square!!)


Swimming continues on Mondays – 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th January

Dates For Your Diary:

Bank Holiday : Jan 1st

Term 1 begins : Jan 2nd

Theatre Group : Jan 17th

Visits to ‘We The Curious’ : Jan 23rd (5L), 24th, (5HW) & 25th (5JW)

Term 1 ends : Feb 8th

INSET day : Feb 9th

Term 2 begins : Feb 19th

Parents Evenings : Feb 27th & 28th

World Book Day : March 1st (Dressing up)

Term 2 ends : Mar 23rd


Year 5 will be given homework on a Friday and it is essential that it is completed as it gives children the opportunity to independently practice the skills they have acquired in school and extend their learning.

Homework given each week in Year 5 is:

  • One piece of English homework;
  • One piece of Maths homework;
  • Spellings;
  • Homework tasks researching specific areas for our project is given when required.

Children may be set activities that require Internet access.  We appreciate not every child has home access to the Internet. Should this be the case, please contact your child’s class teacher in advance so alternative arrangements can be made.

Children should also be regularly reading at home. All reading, whether aloud to parents or quietly to themselves, should be recorded in their reading records, which must be in school every day.

We look forward to seeing you again for a formal meeting at Parents’ Evening in February, but please do arrange a meeting before if there is anything urgent you need to discuss.

A copy of our Information Booklet can be found here:

booklet year 5

RRS year 5 – all of year 5 have signed class charters at the beginning of the year to agree how our rights will be respected by pupils and adults throughout the school.

The main articles that we felt were appropriate for our class setting were : 12, 13, 14, 24, 28, 29, 30 and 31.

For a full list of articles please click on the logo below: