Year 5 2022 - 2023

Welcome to Year 5 (Class 9 and 10)!

We have an exciting year planned, the classrooms are ready and we are thrilled to be welcoming the children back! 

Teachers: Mrs Appleton, Mrs Peters and Mr Gill.

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Smith and Mrs Furse


Our school day begins at 8.45am and we finish the day at 3.20pm. The children will enter through the KS2 gate as normal and will walk through to their classrooms. There will be staff available on the gate for any children on their first day who need a reminder of where they need to go.

Year 5 break times will now be 10.40am for 15 minutes and lunchtime will be at 12.45pm, lasting for 45 minutes.

All children will be provided with a reading diary, which will need to be in school every day; please ensure that you read with your child at least five times a week and that their reading diary is signed by an adult. These will be checked by a member of the year 5 team daily so you can also use these to communicate any messages to us.

Children need to ensure that they have a labelled PE kit and a water bottle in school every day. We have specific PE days, which will be communicated to you in the autumn term; however, the children could need PE kits on any day of the week. The school PE kit consists of blue or black shorts (for indoor PE and summer weather), blue or black joggers, a plain white t-shirt (with or without the school logo) and trainers. Please make sure that PE kits do not have sports labels.

In year 5, children will be provided with their own pencil case with all of the equipment that they will need for each lesson.

Dinner and snack

If your child is having a hot school dinner or a sandwich from school, they will order this dinner in the morning as they have done this year. Children can continue to choose a snack from the school kitchen or bring their own healthy snack. Snack needs to be ordered via the School Gateway app before 9:00am on the day that they are having snack.

Homework and expectations

As they have been doing in year 4, children will continue to consolidate the learning of their times tables in year 5. Times Tables Rock Stars log in details will be provided to your children in September as a reminder. This will be stuck into your child’s reading diary. Children will continue to have weekly times tables tests in school and we will be tracking your child’s progress closely. Being able to quickly recall times tables facts is a vital skill. Without them, children will struggle to access many parts of the maths curriculum in year 5 and 6.

There is a statutory list of words which children should be able to read and spell by the end of year 6 in order to meet the required standard for Upper Key Stage 2. We aim for children to accurately read and spell at least 50% of them by the end of year 5. Practising these words at home will enable your child to make good progress and meet the required standard for the end of year 5. A copy of these words will be provided in both your child’s reading diary and their homework book.   

As always at Cledford, the expectation is that all children read at home with an adult at least 5 times each week. We expect that reading diaries are signed daily. Reading may be from a magazine, newspaper, fiction or information book. The children will be provided with a book that is at their appropriate level. Where children are reading a book of their own, we will monitor its suitability to ensure it is suitably challenging and age-appropriate. Reading at home will significantly improve your child’s attainment and support them to meet age related expectations.

Homework in year 5 will follow the same format as year 4; there will be a maths, English and spelling section. Homework will be given out on a Friday and should be returned the following Wednesday. Children should take pride in their homework, ensuring that it is as neatly presented as their work in school.  


This term, our history topic is The Maya Civilisation. We will be enquiring about why the Maya were considered to be ahead of their time. 

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Cledford Primary School, George VI Ave, Middlewich, CW10 0DD