Pupils in Year 5 are in split into two classes: 5A and 5Alpha.

During the morning, learning is mainly focused on developing pupils as readers, writers and mathematicians. Our afternoon sessions support pupils to use their morning learning in arithmetic, grammar, reading and spelling as well as developing their skills and knowledge in other curriculum areas: Religious Education (RE), Personal Social Health Education (PSHE), Geography and History. Over the week, pupils are taught by specialist teachers for Art, Physical Education (PE) and Science.

We believe that pupils learn best when their parents/carers and teachers work closely together. Because of this, we are always happy to discuss your child’s progress – just pop in and see us at the end of the school day. Our doors are always open!

Letters to parents

Letters that have been circulated to parents are available for you to view and download here.

Times of a school day

See our home page for times of our school day.

Morning routine

In the morning, class teachers will collect their pupils from the playground and take them to their classrooms ready to start the day promptly.


Please click here for our expectations of punctuality with arrival & collection of your child.


See the Meet our staff page for details of your teachers and TAs.


Throughout the year, pupils have the opportunity to go on a variety of visits including a residential trip to Dol y Moch.


Homework, which helps pupils practise their learning, is set on a Friday and is due in on the following Thursday. It will usually involve English, arithmetic and other curriculum subjects. Pupils will also be given spellings to practice and learn each week. Pupils are also expected to read daily and record this in their reading diary. They will also be expected to continue to learn their times tables in order to ensure that by the end of Year 5 they have a rapid recall of these. Additional half termly project homework will also be set to encourage pupils to extend their learning about topics at home.

Curriculum information


  • Autumn: Pupils link their English to their Ancient Greek topic. They write their own Greek myth and read ‘Who Let the Gods Out’ by Maz Evans. We write diary entries in character, character descriptions and a persuasive letter.
  • Spring: Pupils study poetry; analysing features and their effect. We also look at the work of Jeremy Strong.
  • Summer: We will be studying Dragonology and writing some non-fiction texts.


The following strands will be covered across the three terms by adapting the solid foundations of the ‘White Rose’ scheme and providing a maths mastery approach to teaching:

  • Number and place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, word problem, graphs, fractions, decimals, percentages, geometry, position and movement, measurement, area and perimeter, volume and roman numerals.

Times tables will also be practised on a weekly basis alongside the above units.

For more information about the strands please click the National Curriculum link at the bottom of this page.


To see the topics covered in the other subjects by each year group (including Enrichment, Exhibition, Science, Geography, History, Art, DT, Computing, PSHE, RE, Languages & Music), go to Our Curriculum page.

The national curriculum

Key stage 1 and 2
(Gov.uk – Childcare and parenting)

National curriculum in England

Primary curriculum (key stages 1 and 2)