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Thorpe Lea Primary School

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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5


Welcome to the new school year!

I hope everyone has had a safe and an enjoyable summer. 


My name is Miss Jefford and I will be your child's/ children's class teacher. I am excited about the opportunity to get to know you, and looking forward to a happy and productive school year. 


This upcoming year will be very exciting and fun. Your child will be learning so many new things. In English, we will be reading about 'The Strange Case of Origami Yoda.' In a class debate, they will be answering the ultimate question, "The future, how much can you predict?" Is Yoda real? Using evidence from the text, they will work together to prove/ disprove this question. In DT, they will be exploring different types of bridge structures and investigating which bridge can hold the most weight by using their measurement skills! In Art, each week they will be studying the works of famous artists such as Banksy and Hermann Roschach and will be given opportunities to adopt the style of their favourite artists. 


Below are some important reminders:

  • PE DaysTuesdays and Fridays (Come to school wearing your PE kit on both days).



  • Spellings will be set on every Monday and the children will be tested on Thursdays
  • Read at least four times a week and have homework diaries signed daily
  • Log onto TTRS to practice timetables for a test on Fridays.
  • Topic homework will be set on Thursdays and will be due on Tuesdays



Your child will be given a list of up to 10 words to learn every week. Some words will be from the Year 5 and 6 statutory spellings and others will be important topic vocabulary. If you would like some fun ideas on how to learn spellings, I can suggest strategies to try. 



Please listen/ or have your child read to a sibling/ friend/ adult at least four times a week for (approximately 15 minutes). Make a record of this in their homework diary. If you wish to make a comment about their reading e.g. if they are find the book too easy or too challenging, we can change their books. Their books will be changed on a weekly basis (every Friday) and their homework diaries will be checked too. 



We will have PE on Tuesdays (Indoors) and Friday (Outdoors). Please make sure your child wears the appropriate PE Kit for these days. 


If you have any concerns or worries regarding your child/ children, please contact the school office or write a message in your child's homework planner and I will happily arrange a time to discuss/ meet with you. 


Miss Jefford smiley


Year 5 Overview 2021 - 2022

Class TimeTable

Year 5 and 6 Statutory Spellings

Weekly Spellings

Timetables Practice