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Welcome to Year 5!


In Year 5 the team is Miss Dormer, Mrs Rayman, Mrs Heathcott and Miss Ashford.


We have had a lovely first term with your children, and are excited to see you all again on Monday 5th November!  


Our P.E days this term are Tuesday and Wednesday. On Wednesday, children will have outdoor education with Mr. Welti and Mr. Gill as part of their P.E session. Please ensure your child comes to school dressed in P.E uniform on these days, as well as a jumper for Wednesday.


Our topic this term is WW2. If you or your family have any interesting memorabilia or stories which you feel would be interesting for the children to share, please do let us know. Our topic web can be found below.



Please ensure you read with and question your child regularly as it is an excellent way to develop your child's vocabulary and comprehension, as well as their writing. This year, we are using 'VIPERS' for reading comprehension. You will find a copy of VIPERS question stems on this page for you to use at home as the children are familiar with these. Please use these when completing the minimum of three signed reads per week which are still to be entered into their reading records. 


Also attached is our termly spellings which we have split up into weekly spellings. The children will know which spellings to practise at home. We will introduce each new rule on Friday for the children to practise at home.


Please make sure that you keep your children really confident with their times tables knowledge by practising them little and often and also by practising the corresponding division fact. Children should know all their times tables up to x12. 


You will find your child's Mathletics log-in details on the inside cover of their green reading records. Mathletics homework is set on Fridays at 3.30pm and  must be completed by the following Friday. 


As always, we want your child to have a fantastic time in Year 5 so if you have any problems or concerns regardless of how small they may seem, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

100 Recommended Reads

At Birdwell, we are passionate about reading but we know it's sometimes tricky to find an age-appropriate book for your child. Please see below our recommended reads for children in Y5/6. We have many of these in our school library and some are included in our '6 Book Challenge'. More information about this challenge can be found on your child's class page. 

This document can also be found at the bottom of the page. 

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