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Year 5

Welcome to our Y5 class page


In Year 5, the class is led by Mr Hastie, who is ably assisted by Mr Clarke, Miss Duncan, Mrs Wilcock and Mrs Wolstenholme. Mr Clarke and Miss Duncan share their responsibilities supporting in class every day, while Mrs Wilcock and Mrs Wolstenholme work with small groups in the afternoon. The aim of Y5 is to help prepare children for Year 6 and beyond. Because we try to encourage lifelong learning, the children are guided to become more independent in their learning in and out of school.


As a consequence, homework becomes an important element in preparing our children for the future. To promote the reading across for each week, a text based comprehension sheet is given out. Maths homework reflects their recent learning for that week. Maths and topic homework are due in on a Wednesday each week.

Spellings are given out every Friday and the children are tested the following Friday. Their spelling homework sheet is due in the same day of the test. Each pupil has a reading record where a parent or carer can sign it each time they have read. The children are encouraged to read five times a week and awarded a raffle ticket each time they read. A lucky winner is then chosen in our celebration assembly every Friday.


Parents and carers can also download the Seesaw app if they wish to see what their child is learning. Please email: for me details.


Our Summer Topics are:

First half term – Volcanoes

Second half term – Coal mining



This topic is a Geography based topic where we will find about the how Volcanoes are formed and how it is linked to other natural disasters such Earthquakes and Tsunamis. All topic work is integrated into our Literacy work to help the children immerse themselves further. Using ’Journey to the Centre of the Earth’ by Jules Verne as a starting point, we will explore how to describe and explain how Volcanoes are formed. Furthermore, in science we will look at Properties of Materials and how they will influence rock formations.

In Maths, the children will spend most their time looking at multiplication, division, and fractions.

PE will take place on Tuesday and Thursday. Please make sure that your child has indoor and outdoor PE kit in school (including pumps). Also please ensure that earrings are removed on PE days and long hair is tied back.


Coal Mining

This topic is largely a History based topic where will look at the role of Coal Mining in the local area. In literacy, we will be using our visit to the Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield as a stimulus to recreate the life of a coal miner in our writing. During Science, will be looking at forces are used scientifically in all areas of Mining. PE days will vary this half term and parents will be notified in due course.

In Maths, the children will spend most their time recapping the objectives for Year 5 and getting the children ready for their last year in Key Stage 2.


It is really important that children come to school ready to learn. Working closely with parents is a vital element of that. Please feel to come and speak to me at a mutually convenient time as we all want the best for our children.




Mr Hastie