Year 5 Class Page

Lime (5PA) and Laurel (5JM)
Welcome to Year 5!

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 class teacher & Maths lead

Miss Natalie Jones

Year 5 Class Teacher & PE lead

Mrs Abi McKee

Year 5 class teacher & Art lead

Other supporting adults in year 5
Mrs Helen Poole


Mrs Debra Stone

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Myriam Clark

Teaching Assistant

Key Dates
Spring Term 2023
Wednesday 4th January: Children return to school.
Friday 27th January: School disco.
Friday 3rd February: Laurel class assembly to the whole school.
Friday 10th February: End of first Spring half term.
Monday 20th February: Children return to school
Thursday 2nd March: World Book Day
Friday 17th March: Red Nose Day! 
Friday 31st March: End of Spring term - Easter holidays start!
What are year 5 learning this year?
What are year 5 learning in the spring term?
PE Days
Monday - 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 at least 3-4 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