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Welcome to Year 5!




This year Miss Rodgers, Mrs Stringer and Mr Paterson will be teaching in Year 5 and will be supported by Mrs Lindley, Mrs Hinchcliffe and Mrs Gregory.


In addition to the Y5 Guide for Parents/Carers which gives an outline of the curriculum, we give more details about what your child is learning in weekly home support task sheets.


In Y5 we encourage the children to start to do more independent research work. Following previous parental feedback we have decided to consolidate this into ONE project in the Summer term.  During this term, the children will be encouraged to produce an independent project linked with an aspect of the curriculum. Children can be encouraged to use a variety of support materials to help, for example books, local library, family members with some knowledge, the internet or even family trips! Further information will be given later in the school year.



Regular half termly assessments are carried out in English and Maths to help us track the pupils and plan the next steps for their learning.  The outcomes of these will be shared with you at parent evenings but you can always talk to the class teacher and ask about your child’s progress.

The whole assessment process is in the process of being reviewed following government directives.  This is the last year children will do SAT’s in the present format.  Our school is participating with most Sheffield Schools to develop the way forward for assessing children against the new expectations.  Further information will follow as we move to the new system.



Y5ER will have P.E on Wednesday and Friday

Y5LS will have P.E on Tuesday and Thursday

Y5DP will have P.E on Monday and Wednesday


Proposed Visits and Events for 2017 / 2018

The following are a summary of the main trips and visits we hope to undertake during Y5.  This is not a final list and may be subject to change due to lack of voluntary donations or other factors we cannot be aware of.  We always aim to enrich the curriculum by taking opportunities presented to us throughout the year.


Murton Park, York (The Romans) during Summer term

Stardome Planetarium during Spring term, cost £5

Kingswood Residential Visit, Spring 1



As part of the schools philosophy we offer opportunities for the children to experience a variety of events throughout the year.  Below are some of the events which your child will participate in.  We hope you will offer your support to help them do this.


Autumn Fayre – Autumn 1

Children’s Show – Autumn 2

Christmas Carol Concert – Autumn 2

Parent visits to the classroom – Spring 2

Easter competitions – Spring 2

Easter bonnet parade – Spring 2

Music evening – Spring 2 for those children who play an instrument

Summer Concert – Summer 2

Sports Day – Summer 2


From Golden Time to Enrichment Activities

In line with our curriculum drivers we are introducing a session on Friday afternoon in which the children are involved in what we have called Enrichment Activities.  All children will have the chance to participate and will make choices on a rotational basis.  We have tried to involve the children in the ideas for the groups and also linked them with activities we are involved in as a school, for example football and cross country.  This slot replaces what we used to refer to as Golden Time.  We have tried to ensure a good mix of activities with a focus of enjoyment and learning.  All children will have the opportunity to participate and join in, unlike Golden Time where children could lose the opportunity.


Extra-Curricular Activities

A variety of clubs and activities are offered throughout the year.  As your child progresses through the school, more opportunities will become available.  In school activities are announced during assembly or by your child’s class teacher.  Letters will be sent home about all after and before school activities.


Wonderdome! 1

The Y5s are learning Mandarin Chinese


We are lucky to have a  teacher from Tapton  coming into school for four weeks to teach the Y5s a little Mandarin Chinese as this is our language of the half-term.

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Year 5 Guide for parents