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Year 5

Welcome to Y5!


General Information

Staff: The class teachers this year are Mr Shackshaft and Miss Peterson and the teaching assistant is Mrs Little.


PPA: Our PPA is on a Friday and the children will be taught by Mrs Little.


PE: Our PE days are on Thursday and Friday.

Children will come to school dressed in their PE kit. They do not need to bring school uniform to change into. All PE sessions will take place outside unless there are extreme weather conditions i.e. ice, snow or heavy rain. Please ensure they have the appropriate kit e.g. jogging bottoms/leggings and a jumper/hoodie)



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

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Books to enjoy at home!


There's a boy in the Girls' bathroom by Louis Sachar

Miss Peterson’s favourite book is:

“There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom” by Louis Sachar.

I like this book because it is funny which makes you want to read on. It is also unpredictable as there is a big twist at the end!


"Give me a dollar or I'll spit on you." That's Bradley Chalker for you. He is the oldest child in the class. He tells enormous lies. He picks fights with girls, and the teachers say he has "serious behaviour problems." No one likes him - except Carla, the new school counsellor. She thinks Bradley is sensitive and generous, and she even enjoys his far-fetched stories. Carla knows that Bradley could change, if only he weren't afraid to try. Sometimes the hardest thing in the world is believing in yourself.


Wonder by R.J Palacio

Mr Shackshaft's favourite book is Wonder by R.J Palacio

I like this book because it is a heart-warming story about a young boy and his struggle to fit in.


Auggie wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things - eating ice cream, playing on his Xbox. He feels ordinary - inside. But ordinary kids don't make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids aren't stared at wherever they go.

Born with a terrible facial abnormality, Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents his whole life. Now, for the first time, he's being sent to a real school - and he's dreading it. All he wants is to be accepted - but can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all?


Holes by Louis Sachar

Mrs Little’s favourite book is:

“Holes” by Louis Sachar.

I like this book because it is totally absorbing and beautifully written. Very witty too!


Stanley Yelnats' family has a history of bad luck, so when a miscarriage of justice sends him to Camp Green Lake Juvenile Detention Centre (which isn't green and doesn't have a lake) he is not surprised. Every day he and the other inmates are told to dig a hole, five foot wide by five foot deep, reporting anything they find. Why? The evil warden claims that it's character building, but this is a lie. It's up to Stanley to dig up the truth.


The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis

This term, Y5 are reading:

“The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” by C.S. Lewis.


Four adventurous siblings―Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie― step through a wardrobe door and into the land of Narnia, a land frozen in eternal winter and enslaved by the power of the White Witch. But when almost all hope is lost, the return of the Great Lion, Aslan, signals a great change . . . and a great sacrifice.