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Year 5

Introducing the Year 5 Team:


5SP   -   Miss Pawelczyk  - Class Teacher, Mrs Hutt - LSA and Miss Goulding - Trainee Teacher

5FK   -   Miss Khan - Class Teacher and Miss Ayers - LSA


This term our Year 5 Geography topic is ‘What a Wonderful World’. During this topic the children will be learning all about the Natural wonders of the world. They will be learning about their location, how they are formed and what makes them popular tourist attractions. We will also be carrying this topic through to our English lessons where children will be looking at various fiction and non-fiction texts set in these wonderful places.


The children will also learn about this topic through their other subjects including Art, Design and Technology and Science. During science this term we will be learning about ‘Earth and Beyond’. For these topics we will be inviting visitors into school, more information to follow.


Across the year in our writing, we will be spending four weeks on particular text types to really build our confidence with them. All writing has a purpose and we will be looking at ‘Writing to Entertain’ and ‘Writing to Inform’. In Maths, the children will start the term by looking at fractions and shape. We will also be continuing our ‘Multiplication Marathons’ twice a week within lessons. Children have three minutes to answer their questions and have to achieve full marks to be able to move on to the next mile! These weekly tests will support your child’s multiplication knowledge and general mental maths.



The children are expected to read every day and they will also be given a spelling rule to learn each week. Reading each day does not have to mean finishing an entire book; a few pages will do. Please remember to log in your child’s school diary if you need to keep the book or get a new one. You will also be able to find a homework grid on our website, which outlines six homework suggestions, in line with what we are learning about at school. The homework is optional; however, is a great way for you to get involved in your child’s learning and to complete them together, as a family. The homework will be celebrated in a class show and tell session and may even make it onto our classroom displays! We would also love to see photos of you completing your efforts; these photos can be emailed into the school office.


Please make sure your child has their home school diary in school every day.



Year 5 will have PE on Mondays and Thursdays.


The children need to have their PE kit in school every day during term time and it will be sent home with the children at the end of each half term.


The children have one PE lesson with their class teacher and the other lesson with Mrs Westcott and Mr Andrews. Some of these lessons will take place outside so please ensure that your child has the appropriate clothing in school at all times.


The children need to have a named Haydon Abbey PE T-shirt and black shorts for inside. As the weather becomes colder the children need to bring in warmer clothes for PE outside. They need to have a pair of trainers in school and they can bring in black or navy tracksuit bottoms and a black or navy jumper. Please remember to give your child an extra pair of socks if they are wearing tights that day.


Forest School

This academic year, the children in Year 5 will have Forest School sessions in the summer term.


If there is anything else you would like to discuss with your child’s class teacher they will be happy to make an appointment with you.


To help you to keep informed throughout the year, this and further newsletters will be uploaded to the school website. If however you struggle to access information online then please do let us know. A small amount of paper letters will be available from the school office.


All of the staff in Year 5 are looking forward to working with you and your children over the next year.


Miss S Pawelczyk

Year 4 and 5 Phase Leader