Year 5

Welcome To Year 5



  • Alison Scott 5S
  • Jake Rusbridge 5R

Teaching Assistants

  • Nicola Bryant
  • Louise Gunter

Year 5 Summer 1 Overview 2022-23

Year 5 Summer 1 Subject Overview 2022-23

Year 5 and 6 spelling lists

Recommended books for Year 5

We hope that you had a wonderful holiday. We are looking forward to working with you and your child this term.


Please note P.E. days for Year 5 are Mondays and Thursdays. Children should come to school wearing their P.E. kit and trainers on these days. For your reference, P.E. kit should consist of school logo P.E. top or a plain white T-shirt, black or navy tracksuit bottoms, school P.E. hoodie, and trainers.
Stud earrings will be covered with tape during PE lessons for safety. Long hair must be tied up at all times including during PE. In case children need to change out of their PE shoes due to wet weather, we would like them to bring a spare pair of shoes (these do not need to be school shoes) and socks in a labelled bag. These may be kept at school or brought in on PE days only.


Our goal is to create confident, fluent, independent readers. We prioritise reading at Nelson School and have very carefully chosen the texts your child will study this term. We focus on word reading, and developing fluency, prosody and comprehension skills using a system called VIPERS. VIPERS stands for: vocabulary, infer, predict, explain, retrieve and sequence or summarise.
Reading is taught every day, and children encounter a wide range of material in these lessons. They read, discuss and write in response to the texts, and broaden their knowledge of literature and the wider world.
In Year 5, we will reading Macbeth and The Highwayman as part of our English learning.

Home Learning

Reading confidently helps children to access all areas of the curriculum and we encourage them to read for at least 15 minutes per day. This term, we are taking part in the SeeSaw Reading Challenge. We will post challenges online for the children to complete each week. (If you need a student sign in code please let your class teacher know).
Please make sure that your child brings in their reading record on Mondays..

Every week, the children will be issued with 10 spelling words to learn at home. These will revise statutory words from Year 3/4 and introduce those from Year 5/6. Each Friday, there will be a spelling quiz.
For mathematics, the children will be expected to complete nuggets set by their teacher on Century. If you do not yet have a login, please let your class teacher know.

Morning routine

Please keep in mind that the school gates now open at 8.35am and we expect all children to be in their classrooms by 8.40am. Children can come straight into the classroom and we request that adults leave the site promptly.

Class representatives

We will be in touch with our class representatives regarding upcoming bake sales in both classes.


Children may choose to bring their own fruit/vegetable snack which can be eaten in class after morning break whilst watching Newsround. Please remember that we are a healthy and nut free school.


Please ensure that your child’s teacher has any relevant medication and that this medication is up-to-date.

Please ensure that your child’s teacher has any relevant medication and that this medication is up-to-date.
We hope your child will have an exciting spring term. If you have any issues or concerns about your child do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you for all your support.

The Year 5 Team

Miss Scott and Mr Rusbridge

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