Year 5 Elephants and Rhinos

Welcome to Year 5 Elephants

Class Teacher:  Mrs Clasby

Teaching Assistants:    Mrs Palmer and Mr Vickers          Individual Needs Assistant: Mr Bradley, Ms Valentine and Mrs Scerri

Welcome to Year 5 Rhinos

Class Teacher:  Mr Lodge

Teaching Assistants:      Mrs Pettigrew            Individual Needs Assistant: Mrs Hill and Miss Rummery

 If you would like to see the curriculum planned across the year for Y5 then please click here 


Autumn: Join us as we learn all about the Vikings and the world of dragons!

Spring: An adventure into the beyond awaits!

Summer: This term we we be travelling back into time to Ancient Greece, learning about the Athenians and the Spartans, and the Ancient Greek way of life.

New Year 5 Elephants and Rhinos

Please find attached the link to the class swap day presentation notes. 

Click here for the Summer term's spelling list.  Spellings are sent home at the start of the term. Individual spellings lists for specific children have been sent home and additional copies can be obtained from the class teacher if needed!!

Year 5 recommended reading list:

Year 5 recommended reads.docx 

Taking on responsibilities in our school community:

School Council elections - democracy in actionThe votes are in. .... and  we are pleased to announce that this term our year 5 school makers are Lizzie and Max and  their deputies are  Sebbie and Cassia-Grace

Peer tutors - Well done to everyone who applied for the role of supporting children in Year 3 to  help them further develop their knowledge and understanding.  The first programme  involving peer tutors was extremely successful and a new programme involving new children will commence soon. 

Eco rep - Joanne has been duly elected as our class Eco rep will be. 

Euro talk success - Well done to Joanne who won the EuroTalk semi-finals in Chichester where she had to complete against other semi-finalists by speaking Japanese. we wish her all the very best for the finals which take place in October where she will be speaking Zulu. 

Class information


PE takes place on Mondays and Thursdays. Children should bring in their PE kit on a Monday and take it home on a Friday for washing.   A plain black tracksuit is recommended for outdoor PE lessons, particularly in the winter months (leggings are  allowed providing they are worn under black PE shorts). Long hair must be tied up and jewellery must be removed. The school PE top, black shorts (not cycle shorts) and trainers should be worn for indoor PE.


Water bottles

Children may bring in a named water bottle into school and keep this within the designated area within the classroom. This is particularly important in the warmer summer months. Water bottles should be taken home at the end of the day and refreshed with fresh water daily.


Homework is sent home weekly on a Thursday and is due in the following Wednesday. Children may bring in their homework sooner should they have completed it early.

Homework typically consists of:

  • Independent reading focusing on reading comprehension skills (deduction and inference)
  • An English  or numeracy  based activity to consolidate learning taken part in the class teaching during the week.
  • An optional topic based activity from one of the 42 Blooms taxonomy tasks linked to the class topic for the term. 
  • 10 weekly spellings based on specific spelling patterns for Year 5 children plus 2 statutory New National Curriculum words for Year 5. Spellings are sent home termly with the spellings for each week clearly identified along with the test date. Spellings are tested on Wednesdays. 
  • Lexia - 20 minutes a week minimum


Please click here for this term's spelling list (Summer 2018). Spelling tests takes place on a Wednesday morning; the results of which are sent home in your child's homework diary on Thursday (along with their homework).