Holmgate Primary School and Nursery

Welcome to Year 5


The adults working in Y5 are:

Miss Broderick – Class Teacher

Mrs Peace – Teaching Assistant

Mrs Guy – PPA cover teacher


Mrs Guy will be in every Wednesday teaching Maths, Guided reading, Science and Swimming.


Our Learning

Our project this term is ‘Do we appreciate what we have?’ As part of this topic we will be looking at the differences between forests in the United Kingdom and the Rainforests in Borneo (Y6) and Amazon (Y5). Children will also consider interdependence in these environments and the ways in which humans are contributing to climate change, by creating an imbalance in these environments. Our project will centre around four concept words: stewardship, common good, community and protest. The children will be exploring what these words mean and making links between these words and their learning.

Spelling Shed

We will be continuing to use a scheme called Spelling Shed for teaching spellings. Every Friday, children will continue to be tested on their spellings. Their weekly rule can then be practised by playing games online and earning points – new spellings are available online every Friday evening and a paper copy of their spellings is given out on Monday.

 Your child’s Spelling Shed login can be found in the first page of their reading record.


Reading is still a key part of our curriculum and children will each bring a reading book and a reading record home. Even though your child is now in Year 5, listening to them read, is still as important as ever as it helps them to improve their fluency and pace. Please listen to your child read at least three times a week and then fill in their reading record.


Children should bring their PE kit to school in a bag on PE days.

Year 5 have PE EVERY ALTERNATE Monday, beginning on the 18th September.

Swimming is EVERY Wednesday and they will need to bring their swimming wear, towel and a bobble for long hair as it needs to be tied up for these sessions.  They will need 50p for a locker.


We will be using Seesaw this year in order for parents to be able to view some of the work that children have been completing during lesson time. Seesaw will also be used to allow teachers to communicate with parents more easily and may be used to occasionally set work for the children.


Your child’s Seesaw login can be found in their reading record. Your family code for Seesaw has been sent home as a separate letter.

 Year 5 and Year 6 Knowledge Organiser - Geography.pdfDownload
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