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Year 5

Welcome to Y5!


General Information


Staff: The class teachers this year are Miss Parker and Miss Peterson and the teaching assistants are Mrs Riley (who is in Miss Parker’s class) and Mrs Little (who is in Miss Peterson’s class).


PPA: Our PPA is on a Thursday afternoon and the children will either be taught science by Mrs Marshall or computing with Mrs Little. Our NQT time is on a Friday afternoon and the children will be taught topic by Mrs Little and Mrs Flint.


PE: Our PE days are on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Please ensure that PE kits, including trainers, are brought in every Monday so the children are prepared for both lessons.  PE will be taught outside this half term, a warm jacket or jumper may be beneficial as we get to the colder months. Please make sure that all PE kit is labelled with your child’s name.



New spellings will be sent home on a Friday and children will be tested on these the following Friday.

Each half term, children will be encouraged to complete homework from a 'homework menu' from their class teacher. This will be a range of activities relating to their current topic that parents can complete with their children. Please do share photographs of your children carrying out the tasks by e-mailing them to

Home Learning Menus

Topics covered:


Autumn 2- The Wild, Wild, Woodhouse West!


This half term we will be exploring what life was like in the Wild West. Kicking off with a ‘Wild West’ day in school, we all got fully in character and came dressed as a cowboy or cowgirl and took part in fun activities such as line dancing and creating sheriff badges and wanted posters. After that, we will investigate how America changed during that time, such as the building of railroads and the gold rush. We will also explore who was positively and negatively affected by these changes by closely analysing sources. Our class book, “Holes” by Louis Sachar, links excellently to our topic and allows us to further explore the history and geography around the Wild West.

Topic Newsletter

Books to enjoy at home!


Autumn 2:

Wild West Days

This is a collection of fun projects and activities that allow children to experience the daily life of children in the American West in the 1870s by walking them through a year in the life of a fictional family during the times of the gold rush and cattle drives.


Indian Crafts and Lore

War bonnets and dozens of other costumes, beadwork decoration, pouches, drums and tom-toms, peace pipes, and totem poles. This book shows you with many patterns and diagrams how to make these and many more Native American Indian objects. Its directions for ritual dances and background information about other lore enable you to understand Indian life.


Misfortune Annie and the Locomotive Reaper

When Annabelle Fortune, the fastest gunslinger in the wild west, inadvertently stops a stranger from attacking a train — and he wears a suit that enables him to fly! — the government believes she’s the only one to have witnessed the Locomotive Reaper and survived to tell the tale!


The Cowboy and the Black-Eyed Pea

Farethee Well is a woman of strong mind and bodacious beauty, but when suitors come to ask for her hand in marriage, can she tell a real cowboy from a fake?