Year 5 2023 - 2024

Mrs Vinyard

Mrs Littlewood



If you have any questions, please contact the school office to arrange to speak with one of the Year 5 Team: Mrs. Vinyard, Mrs. Littlewood, Mrs. Davidson and Mrs. Bowles.


Autumn Term 2

For details of all the exciting learning that will be taking place in Year 5, throughout half term one, please see the class newsletter below (downloadable files).



Our P.E. lessons are on Mondays and children should wear a suitable sports kit to school on this day. This half term, we will be in the school hall for our gymnastics unit.



Marvellous Me - Barley Fields Primary School

Marvellous Me


Are you set up to receive Marvellous Me messages? Teachers send regular updates, reminders and rewards using Marvellous Me. Please contact us if you need details of how to receive these messages.

We are reading...


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This half term, in our reading lessons, we are reading 'Hansel and Gretel' by Neil Gaiman and Lorenzo Mattotti and in our writing lessons we are studying 'The Lost Happy Endings' by Carol Ann Duffy and Jane Ray.


Home Reading Books

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Children read regularly in class and select home reading books to bring home. Please listen to your child read at home and add a comment to his/her reading record to update us on his/her progress. Children should bring reading books and records into school each day.



Ancient Greece

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Learn more about Ancient Greece and test your knowledge using these websites:



Each week, children have been asked to spend a couple of sessions  on Century Tech to work through their personalised pathways  (at the top of the screen on Century Tech). The activities are personalised and include short teaching videos which aim to develop English and maths skills further. Children will also receive weekly 'nuggets' of English and maths, set by the class teacher, to consolidate our current learning. New homework nuggets are added each Wednesday. Please support your child to complete these tasks by the following Wednesday. 


Usernames and passwords have been sent home in the previous class. Please contact us if you need any assistance to access your account.


The following websites are of use to support learning multiplication and division facts at home:


Spelling and times tables tests take place each Friday with Mrs. Littlewood. 

See the files below for a copy of this half term's spellings.


There are three Year 5 arithmetic tests (with answers) below, which you may wish to use throughout the year, to support your child's maths learning further. Y3/4 and Y5/6 common exception word lists can also be found in the files below. These give details of the common words which children are expected to read and spell.



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St Peters C of E Primary School, Birley St, Newton-le-Willows, WA12 9UR