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Welcome to Class 5!


Welcome back! We are so happy to have all of our children back at school - we have really missed them!


The children have made an excellent start back to school and are settling back into school life and school routines.


This half term, we have lots of exciting work planned for the children that are based around the following books:




We are also very aware of the fact that the children have missed a lot of learning time at school due to the school closing during the Summer Term, so to help the children 'catch-up', we have dedicated the first half of the Autumn Term to supporting the children in filling some of those missed gaps. In school, we are calling this, 'Gap Attack'. 


In Class 5, during Gap Attack, we will be focusing on:



  • grammar
  • handwriting
  • reading comprehension
  • clauses


  • place value
  • arithmetic
  • times tables 
  • column addition
  • subtraction
  • long multiplication
  • short division


In addition to the above, all of the children will be given a new Home-School Diary and all of the children will read with an adult every week. The adult will write a short comment in the Home-School Diary after the child has read with them.


Unfortunately, due to the current situation, we are unable to send the Home-School Diaries home. But please rest assured that your child will be reading regularly at school.


We will share some of our work with you all before the half term break.


Useful Information

Year 5 Timings:

9.15am - 3.30pm, Orange Gardens

A member of staff will be at the gate to greet the children from 9.05am - 9.15am. 



PE is every Tuesday with Mr Gordan.


Please send the children to school wearing their PE kits (black bottoms, white t-shirt, trainers).



Children who are continuing to have clarinet lessons, will be taught by Chloe on Thursday mornings. 


The Year 5 Team

Mr Edwards (Class Teacher)

Miss Ward (Teaches on Thursday morning)

Mrs Cowdell (Teaching Assistant)


We know that these are really strange and uncertain times and we thank you for all of your ongoing support.


Please do not hesitate to call me at school if you have any questions about the provision and learning in Year 5.


Look after yourselves and keep safe.

Kind regards,

Mr Edwards and the Year 5 Team