Welcome Back to Year 5 

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

Year 5 Team

Left to right:

Mr Evans, Mrs. Delaney, Ms Welling,Mr Burtonshaw, Ms Hendy, Mrs. Driscoll, Mrs Gibbs; and Mrs. Wallace, Mrs. Roe and Mrs. Hogg.


This term our project is: Vikings: Friends or Foe?

We will be learning all about Vikings, in particular the Vikings occupation of Britain:

  1. Who were the Vikings?
  2. Why did they come to Britain?
  3. Did the Vikings really wear horned helmets?
  4. Are the Vikings friendly?
  5. What clothes and jewellery did the Vikings wear?
  6. Who were the Saxons?

For our WOW event we will be making Vikings helmets. Then we re-enact a battle scene from history.

Dates For Your Diary:

Term 1 begins : September 3rd

Back to School Night: September 23rd afterschool (3:30 – 4:00)

Parents’ Evenings: October 22nd & 23rd

End of Term 1 : October 25th

Term 2 begins : November 4th

5LW’s Class Assembly: November 13th

5D’s Class Assembly: November 14th

5B’s Class Assembly: November 15th

End of Term 2 : December 18th

INSET days : December 19th & 20th


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 practise 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: