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Year 5 Team:

Mrs Gomme - Class Teacher on a Monday

Miss Potter - Class Teacher on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Mrs Hayes - Teaching Assistant

Welcome to Year Five's section of the website. Look out for regular updates to find out what the children have been learning and experiencing.


Routine and Information

  • PE kits should be worn all day on our PE days. Year 5 PE days this term are: Monday and Wednesday.
  • Homework will be set on a Wednesday using online means and handed in the following Monday.
  • Spellings form part of the homework. However these will be set on a Wednesday and tested on the following Wednesday. Your child should practice this spellings across the week.
  • Please listen to your child read five times a week and comment in their reading journals. Try some of our reading comprehension questions below to see how much your child can remember!
  • Swimming will not being happening this term.
  • Pencil cases – pupils in Year 5 are provided with all of the stationery items that they will need in class. If pupils wish to bring in a pencil case then it should be small and flat, containing no more than 15 items so that it can fit in trays. Stationery limited to fountain pen, pencil, 1 rubber, 1 pencil sharpener, 1 ruler, 10 or less coloured pencils or felt tips.
  • Uniform – Please see the updated uniform expectations document on the parents page. 
  • Hair – Long hair must be safely tied back and hair must be the child’s natural colour. Hair fastenings should be plain and in school colours. 



Monday: Mrs Gomme and Mrs Hayes

Tuesday-Friday: Miss Potter and Mrs Hayes


We welcome you to come and speak to us if you have any queries. Please leave a message with the staff member at the gate if you cannot see a member of the Year 5 team. Time is limited in the mornings and not particularly private, so the end of the day is preferable if it can wait.

This year, we will be setting home learning tasks on Google Classroom. We will also set school work on Google Classroom in the event of a class / school / local / national lock down.


In Year 5, pupils will be asked to complete reading, spelling, maths and another task (writing, topic, science etc).


Reading will be recorded in reading records and spelling will be recorded in spelling journals. Spelling books should be returned on a Monday 

Maths will be set on Mathletics and 'other tasks' can be completed on paper and photographed or on a computer or tablet. Photos can be emailed to or attached to Google Classroom submissions.

What are we learning about this term?

Theme: WWII

Link text: Letters from the Lighthouse, Emma Carroll


See below for our curriculum map for Summer 2021


See below for Year 5's non-negotiables.


This term our Class Talk Topic is: “How has WWII impacted modern lives?” We will be working on this question in our topic lessons as we develop our understanding of WWII. We will be trying to answer this question through our home-based project which will be presented to the rest of the class. 

Religious Education, PSHE and Collective Worship


In RE we are learning "Do beliefs in Karma, Samsara and Moksha help Hindus lead good lives?" in our study of Hinduism.


In Jigsaw PSHE lessons our unit is: Relationships!


In Collective Worship our theme is: that we live life in all its fullness.


Year 5 Non-Negotiables

Spelling Activities

Please see Google Classroom for more information.

Useful websites


These websites can be useful for helping with homework or for working from home.


Top Marks

Our favourite is Hit the Button!


BBC Bitesize

A useful website with a range of subjects to look through.


Times Tables

Useful to practice your times tables at home. In the link is the speed test. How fast can you go?


BBC Newsround

We like to watch this in class, but you could try reading some of the articles when you are at home!


DK Find Out!

Fun facts for kids!

Exploring the other boards for Easter 31.03.21

Year 5's Easter Display Board 31.03.21

Year 5's Easter Art (using oil pastels and watercolours)

Making our Easter cards 30.03.21

Easter Story Freeze Frames 29.03.21

Learning about Earth Hour and making recycled collages 26.03.21

Circuits today in PE! 24.03.21

Making our cross crafts for Easter 24.03.21

Hanborough's Got Talent 19.03.21

Hooray for Year 5!

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The Rubik's Cube master...Nick!

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He's done it!

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Maeve on the stage!

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Everybody join in!

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A hero's welcome (1)

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A hero's welcome (2)

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Talent Show Auditions 16.03.21

Welcome to the Year 5 Rainforest Music special!

Year 5 listened to the sounds of the rainforest and, working in groups, tried to recreate this using percussive instruments and their own bodies!

Rainforest Percussion

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Rainforest Percussion

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Rainforest Percussion

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Rainforest Percussion

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Rainforest Percussion

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Rainforest Percussion

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Year 5's amazing lockdown work!

Check out Year 5's 'virtual showcase' below!

Year 5 Christmas 2020