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Year 5 – Swindells and Stevenson

Welcome to Year 5 2017 - 2018



Welcome from Mrs Headington & Mrs Harbour (5 Swindells) and Miss Morris (5 Stevenson)



General information


Please can children make sure they have a named water bottle in school each day, and take it home each day.


We have PE on  Fridays, but please ensure that PE kits are brought into school each Monday and taken home each Friday, as there are opportunities for activities that occur during the week. 

 Please can children bring a plastic carrier bag for their trainers because they are likely to get muddy on the field.


Please also ensure that all clothing, including jumpers and coats, is named.

Homework - general information


Details on setting of homework to come.


Each child has been given a homework book for them to write their homework in (except for maths). Information on the week's homework will be stuck into the book or sent separately.


Homework - reading


Each child has been given a reading record to take home and bring into school daily with their reading book. We would like children to record the name of the book they are reading, how many pages they have read on a particular date, and a brief comment on how well they read aloud or what they thought of the text/what happened, and to have this signed by an adult daily. It will also be stamped regularly in school. We would like children to aim to read for at least 10 minutes, five times a week. There will be whole-school initiatives to encourage children in their reading.


Homework - maths

Maths is set on the website  Children should ask their class teacher if they need another copy of the login details.


Children should also practise their multiplication and division tables to 12 - a useful website for this is


Children were tested on their tables at the start of the year and details of any whole or individual tables still to learn were stuck into their homework books. Children will be tested on Fridays on a table at a time until they have shown quick recall of all of them. Children should learn the question and answer e.g. 3 x 4 is 12, 12 divided by 3 is 4, rather than a list of answers e.g. 3, 6, 9, 12 so they can apply them in their maths work. Please speak to your child's teacher if you have any concerns or would like any ideas for learning tables.


Homework - spellings


The spellings are taken from the Government's Year 5-6 spelling list (please see below) and focus on different spelling patterns. The week's spellings are stuck on a sticker in the back of the children's homework book, along with some ideas for learning them.


Summer homework

Spring homework
Autumn homework
Summer spellings
Spring spellings
Autumn spellings

Autumn term 1 newsletter


Please find below a copy of the Year 5 Autumn term 1 newsletter with information on what will be studied in the different subjects.

Curriculum information meeting


Please find below the PowerPoint slides for the Year 5 curriculum information meeting held on Wednesday 21st September. If you were unable to attend the meeting or have any further questions, please do speak to us for further information.