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Welcome to Year 5,


We are very proud to provide a fantastic opportunity for our pupils to attend class cooking sessions during school hours. Sessions commenced in September and an annual voluntary contribution of £12.00 to cover the cost of ingredients has been uploaded to your Laser school cashbook. Your prompt payment is really appreciated.



Tuesday 29th October 2019 - 5F and 5S all day 

Thursday 31st October 2019 - 5P and 5H all day 


Many thanks to all of the parents, who have volunteered. We cannot wait for the trip! The letter is attached below.   Children must sign up on Laser or they will not be able to attend. 


Another diary date: Science: 'How different will you be when you are as old as your grandparents?' This gives the children the opportunity to create experiments to test on their own (and other peoples) parents and grandparents to test mental and physical agility. Adults will be invited in on: Monday 2nd December from 3pm - 3:30pm. Prepare to be experimented on! 


Isle of Wight Residential trip May 2020

We still have places available. It’s not too late to reserve your child’s place. Please see letter below.

Find our what we got up to in May this year...

Deadline for deposit extended until 15th October.

CGP homework books:

These have proved very popular with parents and children alike. To cover costs, a voluntary contribution of £6 can be paid on Laser. We appreciate your support.


White Rose papers

We have uploaded some arithmetic papers and  White Rose papers. This papers, are the same level as the work that we do in class. It is worth looking over with your child and seeing how they get on. Answers are also provided :) 


Creative home-learning is  uploaded (below). The showcase is December 12th - this is open for parents and carers to attend - 3pm -3:30pm


Thank you for your continued support, have a wonderful half term break!

The Year 5 team  

Learning Autumn 2: 

We are continuing with our challenge: Anglo-Saxons and Vikings: Conquerers or Settlers? 

Maths: We will be learning about statistics, graphs, timetables and tables. This will involve extracting information, finding difference and calculating duration. 

English: Our new text 'Odd and the Frost Giants' by Neil Gaiman, will excite the children to write their own Viking Sagas. 

Science: 'How different will you be when you are as old as your grandparents?' This gives the children the opportunity to create experiments to test on their own (and other peoples) parents and grandparents to test mental and physical agility. Adults will be invited in on: Monday 2nd December

Challenge: We will be learning about the Viking invasion of Britain. 

Art: Children will be making a piece of Viking jewellery using wire and clay. 

Year 5 Residential Trip to Isle of Wight

Year 5 newsletter - updated

Spellings to learn:


Year 5 will be focusing on the statutory 100 spellings that will need to be learnt. Along with this, each fortnight we will be working through the units from the Year 5 Read Write Inc spelling programme. The words to learn, which can also be found in your child's green spelling log book, are:

available          breakable

average            enviable

awkward          miserable

bargain            reliable

bruise              suitable


Dictation for these words will now be taking place on Monday 4th November  as we will be completing our half termly spelling assessment on Friday 1st November. Over half term, please encourage your child to practise the spelling patterns we have been learning this year so far and the following patterns from KS1:

words that have - ure, dge, le, 'y' at the end, 'ch' as a 'c' sound 





English and Maths CGP workbooks go home on Thursdays, they are due back into school on Tuesdays. Please complete the following pages for homework:


There will be no homework over half term. 


Books Home Termly - English and Maths

"Knowing where children are, where they need to go and how they will get there".

These are the underlying principles of our Visible Learning approach to teaching and learning at Fielding. They are important components within our assessment structure, which pupils are very much a part of.

The principles that underpin our assessment system are:

  • Every child can achieve: teachers at Fielding have the mindset, ‘What do I need to do next to enable a child in my class to achieve?’

  • Objectives from the  National Curriculum are used as the expectations for all children.

  • Pupils will make age appropriate progress from their different starting points – 12 months in 12 months, more for those who need to 'close the gap' to reach  age related expectations.

  • Teachers are experts at assessment - assessment is effectively used to ensure the correct scaffolding is built into lessons to ensure all children achieve.


How we share this information with you:

  • Books home, at least once each term your child will come home with their English and maths books, ready to share their progress with you, You will have an opportunity to make comments on this to share with your child and the class teacher.


Books will be sent home in Year 5 on the following dates: TBC



Learning at home

Top education researchers tell us that homework has minimal impact for primary age pupils, unless it requires children to rehearse and practise.  We have therefore adapted our routines to reflect this. The routines for children in this year group are as follows:


  • Reading and/or talking about their reading to an adult for at least 20 minutes, 5 times a week. This will be evidenced through reading being recorded in reading records. Reading records and reading books should be coming into school daily. Reading records will be signed by teachers to check regular reading is occurring. Pupils are expected to write a short comment about what they have read and an adult should sign the record book once this comment has been written. The diary and organisation of this resource will prepare the child for further independence. Encourage your child to select age appropriate books both fiction and non-fiction. Newspapers, magazines and pamphlets are also great materials to read. 


  • Learning spelling patterns linked to age-related expectations ready for use in dictation towards the end of every week. These spellings will be on year group notice boards and should be practised at home. Dictation (recorded on sheets) will now be sent home weekly in reading folders so you can see achievement and progress.


  • Reciting multiplication tables to increase their fluency so that they can be applied in other areas of maths and problem solving. These will be  tested in our weekly times tables challenge and will be sent home.


  • Half-termly creative home learning will be set at the start of each half term and will celebrated and fed back on during our creative home learning showcases


  • In order to prepare pupils for high school, our older pupils will continue to have homework set for Maths and Grammar from the CPG skills workbooks. These CGP books will be sent home on a Thursday and should be returned to school the following Tuesday. Tasks will be set by the teacher and checked and assessed (using the back of the book) by you, the parent. This gives you an opportunity to see how well your child is progressing and what they are very confident with and what they sometimes may need extra support with. While class teachers do not mark the CGP books, if you would like to share how your child found the activity with the class teacher there is a section which allows for this in the reading record and planner under "Messages for my child's teacher." This will make us aware of how your child found the activity - especially if they required a lot of support. 


You will be able to see achievement and progress through the dictation and times tables challenge sheets going home weekly. You will also be able to witness progress through class exercise books for English and maths being sent home at least once during every term as well as at parent consultation meetings.

Year 5 40 recommended reading list


The English team in school have worked hard to identify 40 appropriately challenging books for the children in year 5. The recommended reading lists contain 40 age-appropriate books for children in Year 5 which will capture the children's imagination. The lists contain colour-bands and a description of the books so that the children are able to 'cherry-pick' their favourites according to their book-band level and their personal interests.

While it is not compulsory for the children to read these books, it is highly recommended as it will deepen your child's inference, retrieval and vocabulary skills while also strengthening their love for reading. 

While it is NOT compulsory there are school wide incentives - At the end of each half-term, teachers will award bronze, silver and gold certificates in reward assembly to pupils who have read a set number of books from their year group list AND completed a short reading response activity in their reading records (where possible)

Ideas for these short reading responses might be any one of the following; 

- Describing settings and characters from the story

- Identifying possible alternative endings

- Predicting what might be in a sequel (the next book if the story was carried on)

- Summarising the story in 6 bullet points 

- Writing a book review

If you have any queries or questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher.

Many thanks,

The Year Five Team


Times Tables Rockstars!

Times Tables Rockstars is a online programme we have introduced to encourage children to have fun with multiplication facts while improving fluency, recall and speed. Children can access it in their own time on any IOS, Android or Windows device.

What is it?

Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of  times tables practice. This programme has very successfully boosted times tables recall speed for hundreds of thousands of pupils over the last 7 years in over 4500 schools - both primary and secondary - worldwide.

How does it work?

Incorrect answers are always immediately corrected in front of your child so that they start to associate the correct answer to every question. The clever code behind the scenes works out which times tables facts each child is consistently taking longer to answer and then it gradually starts to present these facts more frequently until they have mastered them. It will also ask related division questions 20% of the time in order to reinforce division facts.

Is this instead of the times table challenge completed in class?

No, this is to supplement the times tables challenge, giving children a fun way to practise and challenge themselves.

Where does this fit with National Curriculum expectations?

From June 2020, all pupils at the end of year 4 in England will take an online multiplication tables check .The national curriculum specifies that pupils at this stage should be able to recall the multiplication tables up to and including 12x12.

The check aims to support pupils to master multiplication skills, which are essential for future success in mathematics. It will help to identify pupils who have not yet mastered this mathematical concept, so additional support can be provided.

How do I log in?

Log in here:, use your child'd details that came home at the end of the Summer Term, lost them? Speak to your child's class teacher.

Multiplication Tables


Children should know all times tables by the end of Year 4. Please encourage children to practice with games, songs and play. Many resources can be found online.   

Year 5 cooking fun:

Our next Cooking and Gardening session is the week of 4th November. 


If you would like to help as a volunteer as a helper in our kitchen, please speak to your child's class teacher. 

Recipe for Soda Bread

Specialist Subjects