Welcome Back to Year 5 

We hope that you have all had a wonderful Easter break and are now looking forward to the exciting new work we will be doing in the summer term!

A copy of the 2018/19 Information Booklet can be found here:

booklet year 5 2018

Year 5 Team

Left to right:

Mrs Hibbitt, Mrs Cole, Mr Wright, Ms Welling, Mr Burtonshaw, Ms Trott, Mrs Gibbs, Mr Evans, Mrs Perry


This term our project is: WHAT’S BEHIND THE GREAT WALL?

We will be learning all about China, in particular the Shang Dynasty, and asking questions like:

  1. Where in the world is China?
  2. What is the terracotta army?
  3. Which is bigger: Beijing or Shanghai?
  4. What is life like for a Chinese student?
  5. Why did they build the Great Wall?
  6. Who ruled ancient China?
  7. What is a Chinese dragon dance?
  8. Why is Chinese new year so important?

For our WOW event we will be making Chinese dragonheads and Chinese lanterns. Then we will create Chinese dragon dances using the heads that we made earlier in the day.

Dates For Your Diary:

Term 5 begins : April 23rd

Swimming begins : April 29th

Bank Holiday : May 6th

End of term 5 : May 24th

Term 6 begins : June 3rd

Go Ape : 5B – June 11th

Go Ape : 5LW – June 12th

Go Ape : 5JW – June 13th

Term 6 ends : July 22nd

INSET day : July 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.

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: