Home Page

Year 5

Hello and welcome to the

Year 5 class page!


The Year 5 team are very much looking forward to working with your child this year and we have some exciting opportunities planned.

We are also looking forward to meeting you and working together to take your child through the next stage of their learning journey at 

St. Botolph’s.


Below is some information that you find useful.

Watch this page to see what we're doing each week!



The Year 5 Team

Mrs Valentine - Teacher 5A

Miss Cooper - Teacher 5B

Mrs Sanderson – Teaching Assistant

Mrs Staples – Learning Support Assistant


This Year's Topics

Terms 1 and 2 – Friend or Foe?

Term 3 and 4 – Extreme Expeditions

Terms 5 and 6- Invasion!


Term 1 – ‘Friend or Foe?’

This term we will be learning about WW2, with special reference to the Battle of Britain and it being a pivotal turning point in the war. We will be using the novel ‘Friend or Foe’ by Michael Morpurgo to support our learning. We will explore the reasons for the outbreak of war, the role of women in the war, propaganda and government campaigns such as ‘Make Do and Mend’. To enrich our learning experiences we will be visiting Metheringham Airfield where we will take part in a variety of workshops.


Useful Information for parents


This term, we will send out a letter detailing the whole term's homework. We ask that you support your child to return homework by the due dates specified in the letter. Homework will consist of Maths and English tasks relating to learning in class. Every other week, we will set Times Tables Rockstars tasks. Don't worry if you don't have access to this at home because there will be opportunity for your child to complete this at school if necessary.

You can find a copy of the homework letter in the 'Documents' section below.

In addition to formal homework, we ask that you continue to listen to your child read on a regular basis and that you discuss what they have read with them. This will help enormously when they come to quizzing at school.

Spellings in the form of ‘Fridge Words’ will also be sent home and your child is encouraged to learn these over the week.These spellings are taken from the Year 5-6 word lists which are relevant to the focus of lessons that week.

We would also like your child to continue learning their times tables. A letter will be sent home explaining the process and can be found below for your reference.



This term 5A will be swimming on Tuesday afternoons.

5b will be doing dance.

Both classes will be doing outdoor PE on Friday afternoons.

Trainers rather than plimsolls are advisable as we will be on the school field whenever possible and this can get muddy (even in the summer!)

It may be worthwhile to leave the kit at school at all times. We will make sure that it comes home at the end of term for washing or sooner if it gets particularly muddy!


Dates for your diary:

Thursday 10th October  5B visit to Metheringham Airfield Museum

Friday 11th October      5A visit to Metheringham Airfield Museum


Useful documents

  • Translate
  • Search