Year 5 Class Page

Lime and Laurel

On this page, we have information about the Year 5 curriculum, home learning, PE days and useful websites for both parents and children.


Mr Agnew, Miss Jones and Mrs McKee
Mr Peter Agnew

Y5 Lime class teacher & Maths lead

Miss Natalie Jones

Year 5 Laurel class teacher (Monday to Wednesday)& PE lead

Mrs Abi McKee

Year 5 Laurel class teacher (Thursday and Friday) & Art lead

Other supporting adults in year 5
Mrs Charlotte Humphreys

Teaching Assistant (HLTA)

Mrs Anna Twaits

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Claire Fry

1:1 Teaching Assistant

Mrs Lesley Senior

1:1 Teaching Assistant

Key Dates
Autumn Term 2023
Wednesday 6th September 2023 - First day back at school 
Monday 18th September 2023 - Recycling Week
Wednesday 20th September 2023 - Meet the teacher open hour - 3.15 - 4.15
Monday 25th September 2023 - National Fitness Day
Friday 29th September 2023 - Christmas Card deadline
Monday 2nd October 2023 - Black History month begins
Monday 2nd October 2023 - Friday 6th October 2023 - Times Tables Rockstars Year 5 Battle of the Bands! 
Friday 6th October 2023 - Harvest Festival
Monday 9th October 2023 - PANTS week 
Tuesday 10th October 2023 - World Mental Health Day
Monday 16th October 2023 - Parents' Evening booking goes live
Friday 20th October 2023 - PTA Halloween Disco (KS2 only) & last day of term! 
Monday 30th October 2023 - Children return to school
Monday 30th October 2023 - Parents' Evening Booking Closes
Monday 6th November 2023 - Parents' Evening
Tuesday 7th November 2023 - Parents' Evening
Friday 17th November 2023 - Children in Need 2023
Friday 8th December 2023 - Christmas Jumper Day
Monday 11th December 2023 - KS2 Carol Service (14:00)
Tuesday 12th December 2023 - KS2 Carol Service (14:00)
Wednesday 13th December 2023 - KS2 Carol Service (18:00)
Wednesday 13th December 2023 - Children's Christmas Lunch
Tuesday 19th December 2023 - Term ends!
Wednesday 3rd January 2024 - Children Return to School
What are year 5 learning this year?
What are year 5 learning in the autumn term?
PE Days
Tuesday - Outdoor PE for both classes
Wednesday - Indoor PE for both classes
Please remember we have a new PE uniform: navy shorts, white t-shirts, navy or Elburton hoodies.

Home Learning in Year 5


Regular reading at home should be a priority for home learning. We expect the children to read aloud to an adult or to themselves for 10-15 minutes ideally 5 times a week in order to develop their fluency, give you the opportunity to explain the meaning of new words and to check their understanding through questioning.


We strongly recommend that you read aloud to your child as well at some point. This will develop their understanding and overall enjoyment of reading. Reading to your child has a huge impact on their progress.


We will continue to introduce a new spelling rule every week and practise it throughout. These weekly spellings will be set on Spelling Shed for the children to practise at home and will be tested on the Friday.


Times Table Rockstars will continue to be accessible at all times. Please engage with this fabulous website as often as you can. Battles will commence shortly! 


A maths or an English task will be set each week. These will be given out on a Monday and should be returned to school by the Friday of the same week.


Once a term, we will set home learning from one of the foundation subjects.

What is Accelerated Reader and why do we do it?
Accelerated Reader is a computerised program that is designed to improve children’s reading ability and to raise their reading age. 

The Accelerated Reader Program works by identifying a child’s ZPD (Zone of Proximal Development) which is a selection of books that will not only match their ability, but will also challenge them and develop their vocabulary.


Each child takes an online comprehension test in order to determine their ZPD.


Children will be directed to choose books from the class library that fall within this range. When they have finished the book, they will take a short, electronic quiz that assesses their understanding.  It also enables teachers to closely monitor individual reading progress and ensure that children are selecting books that are challenging enough to meet their individual needs. Teachers will have meaningful discussions about a child’s reading: what they have learnt and how we can help them to develop. 


Children are encouraged to read books linked to the school's AR award system which monitors the challenge, quizzes as well as number of words children are reading.


What should my child be reading?
What are the key spellings to know in Year 5?
Support Materials For Learning Times Tables.
 Other useful websites