Welcome to Year 5


Welcome to Year 5

Our teaching team includes Miss Ashworth and Miss Brown (Class Teachers), Miss Kenneally (Associate Teacher with School Centred Initial Teacher Training). We will also be utilising the expertise of Miss Axon, Miss Brealey and Mr Eccles (Love Music Trust).

Our Summer Term theme is ‘Identity’, inspired by a range of engaging texts that will be used across our school curriculum. Many of the texts we are using include stories full of adventure, journeys, pictures that tell a thousand words and discoveries you won’t believe. Our Summer Bookshelf texts are:

  • The Arrival- Shaun Tan
  • Boy at the Back of the Class- Onjali Q Rauf
  • A Kid in my Class- Rachel Rooney
  • Hortense and the Shadow- Lauren O’Hara
  • Wonder- RJ Palacio
  • So You Think You’ve Got it Bad: A Day in the Life of an Aztec Child- Chae Strathie


Important Information for Year 5:

  • This half term we will have PE on a Tuesday and a Thursday for both classes. On these days the children will come to school in their PE kit.
  • Home Learning is set on a Wednesday and is due on the following Monday. The children will be given a slip outlining the task. Advice, guidance and helpful links will be given on the Home Learning slip but if you require additional information please contact Miss Ashworth or Miss Brown.
  • The children should also read their reading books from the library.
  • All children have a spelling shed account to practise their weekly and half-termly spellings. Passwords can be found in their home learning books.
  • All children have been given TT Rockstars and Prodigy accounts (passwords can be found in their Home Learning books). We encourage the children to continue practising their maths skills to help build their speed and stamina in arithmetic.

Look out for updates on our Twitter feed to follow some of our learning throughout this term @GorseyY5


Gorsey Year 5