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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5

Class teacher: Mr Attwood


Year 5 – Cookley Sebright Primary School


Hello and welcome to Year 5! During this academic year, your child will be taught, guided and supported by a number of adults in school. We work closely as a team to ensure that we meet the needs of the class. 


English – We lead a book-centred literacy curriculum, taught through 'The Write Stuff' approach by Jane Considine. Our first sequence is based on ‘Theseus and the Minotaur’ (Greek myth). Reading is very important both at school and at home in order to build fluency, stamina, comprehension skills and increased enjoyment of books in general. In Year 5, we expect your child to take greater responsibility over their reading, for example, ensuring they change their book promptly in the morning before the register and recording what they have read.

       This year, spelling is taught using the 'The Write Stuff' spelling scheme, which covers the Year 5/6 statutory spellings. The spellings taught in the classroom are based on specific spelling rules and patterns and are practised regularly.  


Maths – We follow a combination of Busy Ant Maths and White Rose Maths. In line with the rise in standards, we have very high expectations of the children. Each week will consist of a mixture of mental arithmetic, core learning, problem solving and reasoning. If your child struggles with any aspect of their times table recall, please practise them as much as possible as all tables up to 12x12 are expected to have been mastered by the end of Year 4. Your child is signed up to Mathletics, TT Rockstars and Tackling Tables which they can access at home to support their learning and complete any tasks that have been set as homework.


Reading - Children will be given a levelled reading book to take home, however, we will not be giving out reading records until further notice to limit the equipment moving to and from home and school. Reading books will be quarantined for 72hrs when they are brought back into school.


Homework - An English/Topic and Maths homework task will be explained and set on a Thursday, to be submitted by the following Wednesday. Occasionally, longer topic-based tasks may be set, also. All homework will be set online until further notice. Please submit work to our class email: If your child has any problems with their homework, they must seek guidance from their teacher before the due date.


PE  - Autumn 2021: Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Children must come to school in full winter PE kit, prepared for all types of weather!

The children will be taught by Mr Wheeler for one weekly session and the other will be delivered by a member of the Year 5 team.  Earrings must be removed for PE and long hair must be tied back. 


Attendance/Punctuality - Our attendance is closely monitored by our Education Welfare Officer. It is vital that all pupils attend school every day.  Holidays in term time are not allowed.  In line with other schools in the Wolverley Pyramid, holidays are marked as an unauthorised absence.  


Snacks/Juice - Children may bring a healthy snack for morning break such as a piece of fruit and a drink (not fizzy).You can also order toast for your child through the School Gateway. Classroom water bottles must be water only.  Reminder – we are a nut free school.


If you have any concerns or questions please contact the school office. 


We look forward to working with you and your child,

The Year 5 Team

Mad about books!