Year 5 2023 - 2024

Mrs Higginson

Miss Mathison

Miss Gibson

Mrs Deakin

Love Learning, Love Life

Always Aiming High


Our School Rules: Ready, Respectful, Safe


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Year 5 Staff:

Mrs McDonnell (Class Teacher)         Miss Gibson (TA - mornings and one afternoon)         

Mrs Higginson (Class Teacher)          Mrs Deakin (HLTA - class cover)

Mrs Hodgson (HLTA - afternoon)


Summer Term

Topic: One World!

Welcome back to the Summer term…. 

We hope you had a lovely break over Easter and are ready and raring to get going on our final term in Year 5! There’s still so much to do, so I hope you’re looking forward to getting started! We still have Miss Gibson and Mrs Deakin working with us!

So what’s in store? 



During the first half term, we will be focussing on persuasive writing, creating a leaflet which expresses our opinions. Our mastery skills for this will be: using modal verbs to indicate degrees of possibility, building cohesion within our writing, using parenthesis punctuated with brackets, commas and dashes, and using a wide range of vocabulary. After half term we move onto fictional writing, writing a story based around our book ‘The Hunter’. Our mastery skills for this will be: using relative clauses, using adverbs and adverbials, improving our cohesive writing through use of conjunctions, using modal verbs, verb tenses, adverbials, and linking ideas together using tense  choices. We will continue to develop our comprehension and inferential skills in guided reading and as a whole class share a range fiction and non-fiction texts. Throughout, spelling, punctuation and handwriting remain a priority in all our work.

Summer 1 = The Paper Bg Prince by Colin Thompson

Summer 2 = The Hunter by Paul Geraghty 



In reading we will be focusing on diffferent texts and will be using our skills to draw inferences from the text. We will then be moving onto looking further into language choices and themes and conventions across a text. 

Summer 1 = Pollution: a look behind the scenes by The Literacy Company 

Summer 2 = African Tales: A Barefoot Collection by Gcina Mhlophe and Rachel Griffin



We will begin the term by looking at geometry. Here we will be finding area and perimeter, discussing 2D and 3D shapes, comparing and naming angles, drawing and measuring angles, and finding missing angles.
After half term, we will move on to measure—finding mass and capacity, and converting between different units of measurement. We will also look at line graphs in statistics, reflections and rotations in position and direction, before looking at negative numbers, and revisiting decimals. 


For further details regarding the curriculum please see the Summer learning leaflet attached below.


As always, reading is the cornerstone of all learning. We recommend reading a wide range of texts both at home and at school, this includes your child’s school reading book and their own personal reading books. Whilst lots of our children will, by now, be reading independently, it is still vitally important that you listen to your child read. We expect children to be reading daily. Please make sure that you are listening to your child read and recording this in their reading record. Children can record their own reading in their record, but an adult needs to sign this to confirm that they have read. You must bring your reading book and record every day, as we may choose you to read with us or with parent volunteers. Reading records will be collected in and checked on Tuesdays and Fridays, and children can earn points towards a reward for reading at home.


PE will be on a Monday, Tuesday and Friday so please make sure that you have the correct school PE kit in school. Trainers are only necessary for PE lessons/break times if needed. At all other times, black school shoes should be worn please.


Correct uniform should be worn at all times please. This is a school jumper/cardigan, or one in a similar colour, a white polo neck top, grey skirt, shorts or trousers and black shoes (not trainers). For PE, this is a white top, white or black shorts and trainers or pumps. Jogging bottoms or leggings can be brought in for colder weather, but please try to make sure they are black, navy or grey. Please ensure all uniform and water bottles are named, and that water bottles are taken home and cleaned daily.


Learning Log homework and Maths will continue to be given out on a Friday and should be returned on a Wednesday.


We regularly update the school's Twitter feed with what our Year 5 class get up to. Please check out our tweets, follow us, and give us a like!



We look forward to seeing you all soon, any questions please ask.


Mrs McDonnell and Mrs Higginson


Things to remember:

PE kits (black shorts/white t-shirt/trainers or pumps/tracksuit for colder weather)- EVERYDAY AS WE HAVE PE twice a week and sometimes activities pop up

Reading books and records—EVERYDAY

Water bottles—EVERYDAY


Reading records will be checked on Tuesdays and Fridays



Maths Calculation Policy

Times Tables Rockstars

Spelling Frame Games


Elton Primary School and Nursery Twitter

Top Marks English Games

Top Marks Maths Games








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Elton Primary School
School Lane, Elton,
Cheshire CH2 4LT
Headteacher: Mr Kevin Manning
Main Contact: Miss E Jackson, Mrs C Davies or Mrs K Henderson
SENCO - Mrs Samantha Higginson