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Chickerell Primary Academy


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Year 5

What is Your Child Learning This Term?

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Teaching Staff in Year 5 (2019 - 2020)

Mrs Bedford (Class Teacher)

Mrs Griffiths (Class Teacher)

Miss Simmonds (Class Teacher) 

Mrs Halls (Teaching Assistant)

Mrs Burton (Teaching Assistant)

Mrs Fiolaki (Teaching Assistant)


We hope you all had a relaxing break. We are very pleased with how the children have returned to school this week and have settled straight back in to their learning. This is a short half term and we have lots of great learning opportunities planned. 

Dates for your Diary:

Monday 13th January - Swimming starts (please ensure children have their swimming costume, towel, goggles and swimming hat) plus £3 if you have not paid the amount in full via parentmail. 

Friday 24th January - Movie Night

Thursday 13th February - parent evening

Friday 14th February - INSET day / last day of the half term. 

Monday 24th February return to school. 



Children will be taught spellings daily through a range of strategies. We will test spellings fortnightly through a dictation. We may sometimes send home activities too, to help support children to learn their words. Please do check that your child brings home their small blue spelling book to learn their words. A list of spellings can also be found below under the spelling icon. Don't forget to practice on Spelling Shed too. 


Home Reading

As the children are now in the top end of the school, changing reading books does become more of their responsibility. We do keep a record of when children change their books and often find that reading for pleasure at home becomes less frequent. We don't mind what children are reading as long as they are reading something which interests them. We love to hear about what they are reading at home. We encourage children to record their reading in their reading record themselves, and any reading done at home should also be recorded - this may not be their school reading book - and signed by an adult to show that your child has read.  Reading is the key to ALL learning and it is even more important as children get older that they continue to read, as often they do not read to their grown ups as frequently as they did further down the school. 



The following homework is set in Year 5:


  • A weekly maths homework. This will be set on a Monday and due back in on the Friday of that week
  • A minimum expectation of 15 minutes reading per night. Please sign your child's reading record each time you listen to them read.
  • Regular times tables practice.
  • Regular spelling practice. 


Parent/Carer guidance in relation to homework can be found on the inside cover of your child's homework book. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us.


Weekly maths homework tasks and spelling lists are posted below in the maths and spelling folders. 


A reminder that Wednesday mornings are our drop-in mornings should you have anything to discuss with your child's class teacher. 


Please remember that we use parentmail to communicate with parents primarily, and all letters are sent home via this method. 


We thank you for your continued support. 


The Year 5 Team