Year 5 2017 - 2018

Mrs Hodgkins

Mrs King

Welcome to Year 5

A new term begins! We hope that you had a great break over the Summer, and that lots of exciting things were seen and experienced.  We would like to welcome every child into year 5  - it is a new year with lots of new things to do and learn. We would like every child to understand that we are here to support them in every way and that they must try to communicate any of their worries, no matter how small, as soon as possible.

Throughout the year, please do pop in and see us if you have any queries or questions about anything upcoming, or use the reading diary to write notes to us if you can’t make it in. We sincerely hope that we can work together with you as parents to help the children in every way.

Check out the YEAR 5 WEEKLY BLOG to keep

up-to-date with all the in class goings-on!



The children have been given a home/school reading diary that must be brought into school every day.  It has space to record reading times whether that is in school or at home.  We ask that you encourage your child to read at least 10 minutes every day and record this in the diary.  We ask that you as a parent sign this book at least three times every week.  We will sign it every time your child reads with an adult.

The children will be given a book to read at home and in school.  Some children may have books at home that enjoy reading - this is absolutely fine and should be encouraged.  


The children will be working on different types of reading activitives, in small groups, every day, this will improve all aspects of their reading including word reading, comprehension, inference and more.

As a class we will continue to read "There's a Boy in the Girl's Bathroom" by Louis Sachar; the children thoroughly enjoy this book and it is a great time of the day when they can relax and have a giggle!

To supplement this we will also be reading a Michael Morpurgo novel called "Why the Whales Came".




During this term we will be looking at what life was like for children in World War 2 and how various aspects of WW2 affected people’s everyday lives.  We will begin by examining why WW2 was started and then continue on to look at aspects such as the Blitz, rationing, evacuation and the Holocaust.  By the end of our topic your children will be able to answer the question, “What was life like for children in World War 2?”  I have included a plan of the topic for this term to show the cross-curricular links.



Homework will be sent out via the School Spider (School Website) this year - homework will be posted Thursdays and checked/marked the following Tuesday. If you have problems accessing it,  paper copies can be provided.

HOMEWORK CLUB is every Friday after school until 3.45pm 



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Contact the School

St John Fisher Primary School

Edward Street,

Main Contact: Office Manager Margaret Hassett

Tel: 0151 424 7794