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Harthill Primary School

‘A school at the heart of its village’

Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!


Who's Who?



                                      Mrs Perkins                                          Miss Eddershaw              

                            Class teacher                                 Learning Support Assistant








Autumn Term

Welcome back to the new school year! I hope you have had a lovely break and that your children are keen to continue their hard work and learning in Year 5.  

During this term, we are still focusing our literacy on one specific book 'SKellig'. Through this we will look at all aspects of learning. 



Key dates for diary

    • 19/09/2017 – Harvest Festival


      26/09/2017 – Mega Active (whole school trip)


      09/10/2017 - Bikeability


      23/10/2017-25/10/2017 - Bikeability

    • 30/10/2017-5/11/2017 - Half Term



Important routines in Year 5

  • Spellings are given out on Mondays and tested the following Friday. Children are expected to hand in their spelling sheet on a Friday.
  • Children in Year 5 are expected to read at least 3 times a week for 10 minutes (or longer if they are enjoying the book) and then log this in their reading record. Their reading record needs to be handed in on a Monday.
  • Our PE days are  Tuesday and Wednesday.  Your child will need an indoor PE kit (Plain white t-shirt and black shorts) and an outdoor kit (tracksuit and trainers rather than pumps please as we use the ball court and playing field which can get very muddy!)

Home learning will consist of 1 piece every week. It is given out on a Friday and is to be handed in on a Wednesday.  This term the children will be given specific homework linked to our current learning. If home learning is not handed in, children will miss a break to complete it.


Home Learning

As well as our weekly Home Learning is we feel that the following basic skills.  We feel that these are really important and will help the children for the rest of the year. 

Reading:  We would like children to read at home 3 times a week and for a parent/carer to sign their reading diary. These will be checked by volunteers in school and all children who read 15 or more times over half term will receive a prize before the holidays.

Times tables:  For maths, a fast recall of times tables if very important to help children with all areas of maths.  For this reason we’d like the children to practise the times tables for their year group, forwards and backwards.  In Year 5 it is vital that children are fluent with all of their times tables, including using the inverse.  




Ways to support your child

  • Encourage your child to read at least three times a week and record their reading in their reading logs.
  • Ask your child questions about the book that they are learning to improve their understanding of what they have read.
  • Encourage your child to practise their times tables to increase their fluency as this will support their learning in all aspects of Maths.
  • Support your child in completing their homework but if they are struggling encourage them to speak to their class teacher.