Year 5

Welcome- meet the staff team

Welcome to Year 5. Our class names are 5C and 5S. The class teachers in 5C are Mr Cope and Mrs Corps and Mrs Stansfield teaches 5S. Mrs Adams and Miss O’Connell support both classes. We are also very lucky to have Mrs Hutchings supporting the teaching of writing. You can contact the team at

Mr Cope

Class Teacher

Mrs Corps

Class Teacher

Mrs Stansfield

Class Teacher

Mrs Adams

Teaching Assistant

Miss O'Connor

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Hutchings


Overview of learning

Year 5 is the beginning of Upper Key Stage 2. Throughout the year, the children will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a range of topics including: The Vikings, The Tudors, The Ancient Maya, The Arctic regions, Fairtrade and Mountains, Volcanoes and Earthquakes. Our learning is cross curricular and engaging for all. During the year, the children will experience a range of different activities including educational visits such as Hampton Court Palace, external visitors and experience days in school such as Viking Day to support our learning too. We are also looking forward to sharing our knowledge with you during our year group assembly later in the year. 

The PE day in Year 5 is a Wednesday. On these days your child will need to be wearing their PE kit and they can stay in this all day. 

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Meet the teacher Year 5

Learn all about Year 5

We loved meeting so many families at our Curriculum Event on Wednesday 27th September 2023. If you were unable to attend, here are the presentation slides with lots of information about the year ahead. 


Every Monday, children will be given their spellings to practise at home throughout the week. All children will be expected to identify the meaning of the spelling and then put these words into sentences. Children are also given space on the back of the sheets to practise their spellings using given strategies. The spelling sheets will be checked every Friday and then returned back to the children ready to practise further over the weekend. 

In Year 5, children are also given an English and Maths CGP book to complete. Children will be expected to answer 2-3 questions per book per day. These will be outlined by the teacher every day. The homework books will be marked daily and then returned back to the children. 

Helping your child at home 


Our Year 5 children take home a range of reading books weekly and are expected to read daily at home. This should be recorded in their reading records, providing an insight into their progress and allowing for home school communication. Reading regularly is important for vocabulary development as well as speaking and listening skills. Through being exposed to a range of text styles and genres, children are also more equipped for writing independently at school. This year we are promoting Reading for Pleasure. Please do see the supporting documents below for top tips to encourage and promote Reading for Pleasure at home. 

To encourage Reading for Pleasure, you can use Oxford Owl to read and listen to a variety of books on the computer or I-pad! Each class will have a log in for the children to access more books and audiobooks at home. and go to ‘my class login’. 

Epic Books (free eBooks) 

Spelling and Writing

We follow the Sounds Write Phonics Programme at Ellingham. In KS2, pupils are developing their accurate spelling and applying this knowledge to their writing. Regular exposure to the Year 5 common exception words will help your child to read and write them independently. We are extremely grateful for additional support at home to help pupils learn their weekly spellings. These websites provides useful support for grammatical concepts.


Supporting your child’s mathematical fluency is key for instant recall. Each child has a login for Times Tables Rockstars (TTRS) and we encourage children to access this regularly throughout the week. 

You can also encourage your child to use their maths skills in a real-life context (eg. cooking, calculating totals when shopping). 

This website has a range of games to improve factual fluency in maths. 

Other useful links

BBC Bitesize  (KS2) 

National Geographic kids 

DK Find outs (Great for topic knowledge) 


Common Exception Words - Y5 and Y6.pdf
Talking about reading sheet for parents.docx
Ideas for encouraging your child to read for pleasure 2.docx
How to read a story to your child.docx

Year 5 Long Term Plan

Year 5 2023-2024.pdf