Year 5 2019 - 2020

Mr Gibson

Year 5 teacher
Phase leader
Assistant Head

We wish you a warm welcome to Year 5 and look forward to working with your children this year. 

Within 5G, the teaching staff are Mr Gibson, Miss Darbyshire and Ms Jones. In 5M, the teaching staff are Miss Miller and Mr Wall.

During the Autumn term, we will be studying and the Anglo Saxons and the Scots in our history lessons. This will also include focus on who the anglo saxons were, where they came from, and what life was like as an Anglo Saxon. There is a knowledge planner attached on this page for this topic. In English, we will be studying Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo and learning how to write our own Defeating the Monster Tale. In Science, we will be learning about Animals including humans with a specific focus on the human life cycle and the changes that our bodies go through during our lives. Children will also be learning about how to use perspective in art and painting with watercolours. 

Children will require their PE Kit on a Monday for their PE lesson – this needs to be in a bag and includes a suitable pair of trainers to allow for activities to take place. PE kits will stay in school throughout the half term. 

All of the children are given home reading books to read at home. It is important that you listen to child reading at home at least 3 times per week for 10 minutes and children can record this in their reading records. It will be helpful to ask your child questions about the text your child has read. Having an adult listen to them reading will benefit your child immensely and help them to make excellent progress in reading. Home reading diaries are excellent ways of communicating progress/concerns regarding your child’s reading between parents/guardians and staff in school and we look forward to using them effectively with you. Children can also use Lexia at home to help boost their reading skills and the app is widely available from all app stores.

Children need to continue to practice their times tables knowledge at home so that they are completely confident in the use of their facts up 12 x 12 and can apply them in their Mathematics. They can use Times Tables Rockstars and Mathletics to be able to support learning within these areas at home.

Homework will be given out on a Friday and will be expected to be returned by the Monday. In addition to this, spellings will be given out on a Monday, and then will be tested on a Friday.

Using the internet at home to help further research the topics the children are learning about at school would be a great aid for the children’s learning. Children will be learning about the Anglo Saxons and the Scots at the beginning of the academic year and studying the book Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo.

Please feel free to come and speak to us at the beginning of the day or on the door at the end of the day.


Mr Gibson and Miss Miller

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Ashbury Meadow Community Primary School

Rylance St
M11 3NA

Main Contact: Mrs Eve Peters

Tel: 0161 989 2999

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