Last update: 2018-11-11

Welcome to 5B & 5M

Our teachers are Miss Bowen and Miss May. Our teaching assistants are Mrs Boyes, Mrs Tucker and Mrs Hodges. Our PE days are Tuesday (5B), alternate Wednesdays (PPA) and Thursday (5M). Please make sure your child's PE kit is in school every day. 


 KS2 will continue the way that we teach reading in order to promote the high expectations set out by the 2014 National Curriculum.  Your child will read in a group once every other week and as part of whole class reading the alternate week.  In class we will be planning a cycle of group reading and whole class reading.   Your child will still bring home a group reading book and there is still the expectation that they read at home five times a week and with an adult at least once a week.  It is very important that your child has their group reading book and reading record in school everyday, as they might be using these more often than just their reading day.  

This Term's Learning

Term 1

Ancient Civilisations

Please see our newsletter for more information about our new topic! 


Our current reading book is 'Who Let the Gods Out?' by Maz Evans, which links with our History learning about ancient civilisations, including the Ancient Greeks. 

Class Letters

Year 5 Camp - Medical Form

Rising Stars have produced a Parent's Guide to the New National Curriculum (below) which gives you further details about what objectives your child will be covering during this year.  

 Rising Stars Parent's Guide to the National Curriculum: Year 5


We have put together a list of recommended reads for each year group.  These are only suggestions to support you at home.  Please see the Year 5 list below.

Recommended Reads for Year Five


Home Learning

The following is expected to take children an average of 30 minutes each day.

Reading: Children are expected to read at home, at least 5 times each week.  At least one of these times needs to be with an adult but please read more often with your child if you are able.  Reading records are to be written in by the children (at least 5 times a week) and signed by an adult at home (at least once a week), you may add any comments that you wish to make.

Spelling: Children are being given a list of spellings each week. These will be included in a weekly dictation.  These spellings are in their homework book.  Spellings are set and the dictation is completed every Friday.

Our Weekly Spellings (to be tested on 16.11.18)

The children will know which list they are learning.

Please encourage your child to complete the sentence work alongside learning the words. 

List 1 List 2
  1. different
  2. favourite
  3. probably
  4. often
  5. grammar
  6. answer
  7. guide
  8. business
  9. important
  10. recent
  1. twelfth
  2. aggressive
  3. parliament
  4. sincere
  5. individual 
  6. determined
  7. queue
  8. communicate
  9. equip
  10. curiosity


Maths: Children need to continue learning for their maths planets; alongside continued practice of times table and related division facts.