Year Five 2018 - 2019

Miss Rodgers

Mrs Bulmer

Mrs Firth

Mrs Corless

Each year, we teachers start out so hopeful and excited to begin the new journey with your child. We come in with hopes and dreams of what the year will be like - and all of those visions include good things for your child. Whilst we are willing to put in the effort, the hours, the creativity, the enthusiasm - having your support results in your child's overall success! 

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Welcome back after the Summer holidays!

I look forward to a happy and successful year in Year 5 and hope that your children are ready for an exciting term!

Have a read below to find out about our planned learning this term.



Our English learning this half term is heavily based on the text ‘Beowulf’ by Michael Morpurgo.  


The text supports our Topic in Vikings v Anglo Saxons. The tale describes a battle with three monsters: Grendel, Grendel's mother, and finally, a hoard-guarding dragon, which provides us with many opportunities to develop our writing skills.

Our writing will be strongly supported by ensuring we focus heavily on spelling, punctuation and grammar and weekly spelling tests, alongside discrete editing and proofing sessions will ensure we achieve our very best. 


Guided Reading sessions will continue to take place daily. We ask that you continue to encourage your child to read at home and for you to comment in their Reading Record.


Science - Properties and Changes of Materials

This half term, the children will be investigating the properties and changes of materials with Mrs Bulmer. They will be learning the differences between a variety of materials and how materials can be mixed and dissolved, and reversibly and irreversibly changed. 


Topic - Vikings v Anglo Saxons

  • To explore what Britain was like before the first Viking invasions.
  • To find out about the Viking invasions of Britain.
  • To find out about the Viking settlement of Britain and how this affected the Anglo- Saxons.
  • To find out why King Alfred was dubbed ‘Alfred the Great’.
  • To explore what life was like for Vikings living in Britain.
  • To find out about the end of the Anglo-Saxon and Viking era in Britain.


Swimming - The children will go swimming on a Monday afternoon until Monday 26th November. It is imperitive the children bring their full swimming kit into school every Monday. This requires:

  • Swimming cap 
  • Swimming costume/swimming trunks
  • Towel
  • Swimming bag
  • Swimming sock (if required)


General Reminders

Homework – Homework will be given to take home every Friday. It is important that you encourage and support your children with their homework, but please do not do it for them. Homework should be completed and returned on a Monday morning. All children are expected to return homework.

Spellings – Children will be given their new list of words to learn every Friday. These are put in their homework books and a spelling quiz will take place every Wednesday.

Times Tables – It is essential that children regularly practise their times tables, which will supoprt them in our weekly Times Table quiz every Thursday. 

Water Bottles – Children are encouraged to bring in a water bottle to school every day.


Important dates for your diary.

Please see our calender for up to date events.

Wednesday 19th September - Meet the Teacher. Parents are welcome to come and have a look around the Year Five classroom and ask any questions.

Tuesday 2nd October – Whole School photographs

Friday 19th October – Finish for Half Term

Thursday 11th October - Maths meeting for KS2 parents

Wednesday 31st October – KS2 Halloween Disco 


Thank you for your continued support.

Miss Rodgers, Mrs Bulmer, Mrs Firth & Mrs Corless

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Worsley Road North, Walkden

Worsley, Manchester, Lancs, M28 3QD

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