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welcome to Year 5

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Owls class teacher: Mrs C Knight - c.knight@emsworth.hants.sch.uk

HLTA: Mrs K Baldwin, 1:1: Mrs S Collier

Otters class teacher: Miss H Sullivan - h.sullivan@emsworth.hants.sch.uk

LSA: Mrs A Gosling, 1:1: Miss K Knowles

Important Dates

06.05.22 - Inset Day

02.07.22 - Summer Fete

07.07.22 - EPSA Disco

08.07.22 - Sports Day

14.07.22 - Rock Steady Concert

20.07.22 - LAST DAY OF TERM

Remote Learning

We will update this page each term with all relevant information for Year 5 pupils, however if your child is not in school due to isolation/quarantine, please see our Year 5 Remote Learning Page. We will only be populating this page if we are made aware of a Year 5 child/children isolating at home.


Following feedback from parents' evening we are now going to timetable two spelling practise sessions a week; during which the children can practise their spellings, find the definitions and use their new words in a sentence.

We ask that you encourage the children to spend at least 5-10 minutes practising their spellings every evening, ready for the spellings quiz on Friday mornings.

Group A - Summer 2 Spellings

Group B - Summer 2 Spellings

Group C - Summer 2 Spellings


Year 5 PE days for Summer 2 are Tuesday and Friday.

The children will have PE sessions on a Tuesday afternoon with the Activ8 coaches and will go swimming on a Friday afternoon at Horizon Swimming Centre in Havant. The children are required to wear PE kit/sports clothing to school on Tuesday and can either wear their swimming attire under their uniform or change at lunch time on Fridays.

As the weather begins to warm up please ensure that your child is wearing a factor-appropriate sunscreen.


The children will be allocated two books at a time from our school library - one will be kept at school each day and the second is to be a 'home reading book'. Both books can be changed on a Wednesday afternoon. If your child finishes the school book ahead of our library day then they will have the opportunity to choose a book from our classroom book box.

We encourage the children to spend at least 20-30 minutes reading every day; this can be independent reading or reading to a sibling, parent or grandparent. Please ensure you are asking your child about the book they are reading to encourage a deepened understanding and the ability to recommend and/or critique.

Lunch & Snacks

There is a meat and vegetarian option available every day, except for one day every 3 weeks where we go 'meat free' as a school. There is also a daily jacket potato option. Please see the 3-weekly menu below and the jacket potato choices:

Hot Lunch Options

Jacket Potato Options

Bug Club Phonics

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As a school we have recently subscribed to a new phonics scheme called Bug Club Phonics. This is an online/app based scheme that allows the class teacher to allocate the appropriate book band to each child individually. The children can the read their way through the selection of fiction and non-fiction texts, answering comprehension questions along the way.

Please don't hesitate to ask us any questions regarding this new scheme. As with all new programs we appreciate your patience as we iron out any teething problems. The children's book band has been decided upon according to their Lexplore reading age, this a new piece of incredibly accurate AI technology that we have started using in replacement of the previous assessment method.

To log in, the children's username is the first 4 letters of their first name and the first 4 letters of their surname. The password is either otters2021 or owls2021 depending on your child's class (no capital letters). 

Summer 2

 This half term we are excited to introduce the children to our new topic


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  This half term we will be studying Ancient Egypt and learning about the wonders of the ancient Egyptian civilisation. We will be using the fantastic Secrets of a Sun King by Emma Carroll as our main text driver:

9780571328499 Secrets of a Sun King

The children will be practising their persuasive writing techniques as well as writing non-chronological reports. We will be consolidating the grammar terms that we have been using this year and ensuring that the children are secure and confident in using many different sentence and clause types. We will continue to teach the children impressive and higher-tier vocabulary and encourage them to use it in their independent writing.

 For the full National Curriculum for year 5 English please click here.

Maths & TT Rockstars

This half term we will be learning about statistics - the children will learn about various types of graphs, how to interpret and plot data and how to compare data when it is presented in various forms. We will then spend some time consolidating the children's learning from this past year and re-capping each topic.

Please encourage your child to spend at least 15-20 minutes every other day on TT Rockstars to ensure they are improving their times tables fluency and speed.

For the full National Curriculum for year 5 Maths please click here.

Foundation Subjects

Science - Materials, making new substances and separating them

History - Ancient Egyptians

Art - Creating Modroc death masks

Spanish - El restaurant

RSE - Diverse Britain

PSHE - 'No way through isn't true' and 'Fake is a mistake'

Religious Education - An introduction to Humanism

PE - Athletics and swimming

Design Technology - Nutrition and healthy eating

Computing - 3D modelling on SketchUp


 Please do not hesitate to contact your class teacher should you have any questions or queries.

Miss Sullivan = h.sullivan@emsworth.hants.sch.uk

Mrs Knight = c.knight@emsworth.hants.sch.uk