Year 5

Hello and Welcome to Year 5!

In Year 5, we are taught by Mrs Beresford, Miss Forster and Miss Slater. Mrs Purvis joins us every morning to support us and she is with us all day on a Wednesday.

Our topic this term is World War Two. During this topic, we will be learning all about why and how the war began as well as identifying the countries involved and locating these countries on a map. We are also going to learn about the evacuation of Dunkirk, the battle of Britain, the Blitz, evacuation, rationing, propaganda, air raids and blackouts and so much more! We are so excited to get started!

We would like to say a huge welcome to those parents whose children have not been in our care before and welcome back to those parents who know us. We would like to thank you for your continued support and remind you we are available before and after school if you would like to discuss anything.

Look what we’ve been up to in Year 5

Upcoming Dates for your diary

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Year 5/6 Christmas Party – Thursday 19th December at 1.30pm

Last day of term – Friday 20th December 2019

Derwent Hill – Monday 27th January – Friday 31st January 2020


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All children have a grid with suggested homework activities and should look to complete 1 per week. In addition, children will have weekly spellings which are given out on a Monday ready to be tested on a Friday. It is important children should practice these at home. All children are expected to practise their times tables using Times Tables Rockstars – all children have been given their username and password.

Look at some of the amazing homework we have produced!

Well done to our amazing homework winners (Millie, Mia, Olivia, Ruby and Jack) for this term!


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Year 5 P.E will take place on a Friday afternoon. Please ensure your child has their P.E kit in school from a Monday and left in all week as children need a kit to take part in any lunch time or after school clubs.

Home Reader

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As a school, we expect the children to read at least 3 times per week and have their journal signed by an adult. Children should bring their reading book and journal into school daily so they have the opportunity to read with adults in school. Please feel free to see us or write in your child’s Home-School Contact Book if there are any issues. It is essential that home and school communicate effectively, working together to ensure your child receives the very best from school. 

Useful Websites


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World War 2 – Autumn Term –  Year 5