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Welcome to Year Five!

Our Year Five classes are the Elephants and Rhinos.




Mr Burnill teaches Elephants. Miss Mills teaches Rhinos.

On Friday mornings, Mrs Glineur teaches the Elephants class. On Friday afternoons, Mrs Glineur and Ms Cowley teach in Year 5.

The teachers are assisted by Mrs Pettigrew, Miss Valentine and Mrs Mullineux.


Meeting your Class Teacher

If you have any questions, please do speak to us at drop-off or pick-up time. If this is not possible, we are happy to arrange a meeting at a mutually convenient time or you can call or email the office.

Parents’ Evenings are held in October and February each year.



In Year Five we explore three exciting topics:

Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Following Hiccup as the learns to train his dragon, we will be learning about the Vikings. We will examine their beliefs, society and invasion of Britain! Our world is unique in the universe. Our topic covers the cosmic enormity of space and how we can protect and preserve this very special part of it. Exploring the ancient Greek empire, we will discover about trade, currency and the Olympics. We will investigate how Hellenic thought permeates through our world today.

Details of our termly curriculum can be found in the topic leaflets below. Please click to download.


Trips and Dates

Please click here for term dates this year.

Carroty Wood Payment Plan Letter Apr 21

Carroty Wood Information Letter Apr 21

Carroty Wood Residential Trip Permission Form Apr 21

Carroty Wood Kit List Letter

PE and Uniform

Full details of our school uniform can be found here.

Please remember that children must wear a tie between October half-term and Easter as part of their full school uniform. In the colder months, please ensure that children have a coat for break and lunchtimes.


For details about our PE kit, please click here.

In Year 5, PE is on a Tuesday and Thursday.

Children need their PE kit for both inside and outside sport. During colder months, please do include a fleece. PE kits should be kept in school all week and brought home at the end of each half-term.


Home Learning


Year 5 children should continue to read at home regularly. We recommend at least fifteen minutes five times a week. This is essential to developing reading skills and all learning.

Please click here for questions and ideas to make the most out of reading at home and together.


The Year 5 and 6 National Curriculum spelling list will be sent home at the start of the year and can be found by clicking here. Children should practice these spellings regularly alongside their learning in class. For ideas on how to practise words, please click here.

If your child has a Lexia or Read Theory account, please encourage them to practise for 30 mnutes a week.  Click here to log in.

Times Tables

Children should spend time each week practising their times tables. Children have individual logins to Times Tables Rockstars and can build progress by playing regularly.


Each week children are set a specific piece of homework based on class work that week. This is generally English, maths or topic related.

Homework is set each Friday and is due the following Wednesday. Homework is recorded in the children’s homework diary and is sent home via School Ping. Please remind children to homework books in the box by Wednesday.


Food and Drink

Please click here for the school dinner menu.

Every should come to school with a (name labelled) water bottle that will be kept in the classroom.

Children may bring a healthy snack for morning break each day.

Please remember that no food including nuts is to be brought into school.


School Day

Please click here for a detailed breakdown of our school day.

Children may arrive at school from 8:40am and must be present by 8:50am. Key Stage 2 children finish at 3:20pm and can be collected from the gate by the staff car park. After 3:25pm, children should be collected from the school office.

Please click here for details about our breakfast and after-school clubs.