Year 5

Welcome To Year 5



  • Tayla Cross, 5C
  • Barbora Miklasova, 5M

Teaching Assistants

  • Nicola Bryant
  • Louise Gunter

Year 5 Autumn 1 Subject Overview 2022

Year 5 Autumn 1 Subject Overview 2022

Year 5 and 6 spelling lists

Recommended books for Year 5


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. 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 to develop fluency and comprehension skills using a system called VIPERS. VIPERS stands for: vocabulary, infer, predict, explain, retrieve and sequence or summarise.
In Year 5, we will be looking at Greek myths.

Home Learning

Reading confidently helps children to access all areas of the curriculum and we encourage them to read for around 20 minutes per day. This could be a reading book from the school or your local library. Anything which sparks their love for reading is valuable.

Every half term, the children will be issued with a six-week block of spellings to learn at home.

The words will consist of the Year 5/6 statutory words and each week there will be a spelling quiz.

For mathematics, the children will be expected to practise times tables facts and will have access to Times Tables Rock Stars.

In Year 5, we encourage children to reflect upon the concepts taught in class by producing work in a creative manner. Children will receive a home learning grid at the start of half term which includes a range of activities to complete. Although the activities are optional, we do encourage the children to complete as much as they can.

Updates and Reminders

Morning routine

The school opens up at 8.40am and children can come into the classroom where they will read until lessons commence at 9am.

Class representatives

If you would like to be a class rep, your class teacher will be very pleased to hear from you.  Each class normally has two or three class reps that will take the lead in organising school events.


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.

We hope your child will find their time in Year 5 both exciting and rewarding. If you have any issues or concerns about your child do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you in advance for all your support in the year ahead.

The Year 5 Team

Miss Cross and Miss Miklasova

Reflection Videos

2020-21 Summer

2020-21 Autumn

2020 – Summer

2020 -Spring

2019-20 – Autumn Term

2018-19 – Summer Term 1

2018-19 – Spring Term 2

2018-19 – Spring Term 1