Mrs Rouse
Teacher, Class 11

Mr Bird
Teacher, Class 12

Mrs Lancaster
LSA, Class 11

Mrs Lockwood
LSA, Class 12

Mrs Kucharski
PPA Cover

Mrs Buchanan
LSA Class 11/12

Year group information

Welcome to Year 5. This page will contain all the information you need to have for a terrific Year 5.

Autumn Term – It’s All Greek to Me!

Values: Peace and Hope

Throughout the Autumn Term the children will be exploring the life and times of the Ancient Greeks. They will be exploring the Geography of the country as well as important events such as the Trojan War and key civilisations such as Athens and Sparta.

Spring Term – We Have Lift Off!

Values: Respect and Forgiveness

Throughout the Spring term, the children will explore the stars in this space topic. We will be studying the planets and complementing our learning through our Science topics. The children will also enjoy the experience of having the space come to our school in the Space Dome.

Summer Term – River, Roses, Religion

Values: Community and Faith



Throughout the Summer term, the children will travel back in time to Medieval Tewkesbury, as well as having a Geography focus as we will look at the make up of a river. This topic will culminate in a brilliant day out at the Medieval Fayre, where the children become knights for a day!




Dates and Events – Spring 2018

Wednesday 3rd January  – School starts – HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Friday 12th January – Space Odyssey ‘Launch Pad’ for We Have Lift Off!

Friday 9th February 2018 – Half term

Tuesday 20th February – Boosters for Maths 3:15 to 4:15pm

Tuesday 27th February Y5 Day at Tewkesbury School

Thursday 1st March – World Book Day

Tuesday 27th March – Parents Evening

Wednesday 28th March – Parents Evening

Thursday 29th March – KS2 Celebration Assembly @ 9.15am

Thursday 29th March – End of Term @ 2.30pm

Monday 16th April – Term Begins

Class Assembly:- FR 4th May 2018

                                BB 18th May 2018


5FR House Captains


The Winner – Roses! 72 Points (W/E 16/3/18)

(2nd – Avon 52 points, 3rd Severn 32 points & 4th Abbey 26 points)

5BB House Captains

 The Winner – Avon! 45 points (W/E 16/3/18)

(Roses 2nd – 42, Severn 3rd – 25 & Abbey 4th – 20)

School Council Representatives

5FR – Jaydon

5BB – Emma

Worship Committee Representatives

5FR – Jake

5BB – Poppy



Learning Support

In Year 5, there are a couple of websites that we use on a daily basis. Listed below are links to follow to these websites for use at home.


Doodle Maths

While Doodlemaths is an app that is used in school and at home, if you do not already have it, it can be downloaded through the website.

SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar)

The following website will allow access to a range of resources that will support parents understanding of SPAG (including a Jargon Buster that can be downloaded – just use the link below to access the information).

SPAG Support

This site also offers support for reading and writing too.


 A4 Poster (click on the link)

In Year 5, the children will be learning their spellings at school so will no longer be taking spellings home to practice. There will be at least three concentrated spelling sessions each week. The children will be taught the rule and then will be set a variety of activities to help them internalise the selected words. These activities will range from wordsearches to code breaking to simple cover, write, check. The children are also encouraged to have their spelling lists with them during English lessons, giving them the opportunity to use the given words, in the context of their writing.

The children will then have a spelling test on Friday.

If you have any questions about this new approach to spellings, please see a member of the Year 5 Teaching Team.

Current spellings –


Home Learning in Year 5

Maths – each week the children will be tasked with completing a short series of maths challenges that will require them to use a variety of skills. When attempting these challenges the children should be encouraged to show their workings.

Maths home learning will be set on a Friday and due in on a Wednesday.

English – each week the children will be tasked with completing a comprehension task based on a given text. This will require them to read the text carefully and answer questions based on that text. This is not a test of memory and children should be encouraged to constantly refer back to the text. While completing the tasks, we would ask that the children write in full sentences.

English home learning will be set on a Wednesday and due in on a Monday.

Reading – children should be encouraged to read as much as possible and to record when they do and how many pages they managed to read. Reading logs will be checked three times a week.

*Further information about our new and exciting approach to reading a school will be released soon!*

Times Tables – it is expected that children practice their times tables as much as possible. We would encourage the use of tablet apps such as Doodlemaths, as well as incidental moments such as on the way to school! Times tables play a huge part in the Maths that is covered in Year 5 and will enable the children to better access their learning in class.


Letters home

9th September – Welcome to Year 5


Awards in Year 5



Star of the week

Star of the Week 5FR – 

Joe H – perseverance in maths (decimals)

Jason – great behaviour 

 Star of the Week 5BB – William

(always trying his best and being a good sportsman)


Dojo Champion of the Week

5FR – Eva G – 1st, Izzy – 2nd & Amy – 3rd

     5BB – Josh


Top Doodler

5FR – Jack 637 stars this week; Marek 576 stars & Zack 509.

Our class again are in 1st place on the overall school leaderboard.Well done!

SPECIAL RECOGNITION – Zack FR Class 11 for a 68 day streak!

5BB – Edward

Mrs Rouse’s & Mrs Lancaster’s Terrific Target Trophy

The winner is…


(excellent performance Tag Rugby Tournament – 6 tries)


Jake, Sydney and Joe


Space Silhouetted 



The 100 Club Weekly Movers:

5FR – Alex T L5 to L6

                                                            Izzy L3 to L4

       Jack L4 to L5

5BB – Josh: L6 to L7

                                                             Ridley L6 to L7

                                                             Darcie L2 to L3

 Year 5 News:-

We welcomed Simon from ‘Space Odyssey’ on Friday 12th January. We spent an exciting and fascinating morning learning all about Space. Simon complimented the classes on their excellent behaviour and thoughtful questioning.


Here are a couple of the pieces of work produced by the pupils:-

Darcey and Eva (just click on the link)

Olly G & Calum C (just click on the link)


Our next unit in English is Explanation Text

Imitation:- Why do Aliens Travel in Spaceships?

Alien abduction!

Take me to your leader!

Over the course of the last 4 weeks, Year 5 have been studying

‘Make You Feel My Love,’ which is a pop ballad written by Bob Dylan and covered by Adele.

This is the song we recorded. We hope you enjoy our rendition.