Year 5 Elephants and Rhinos

Welcome to Year 5 Elephants

Class Teacher:  Mrs Clasby

Teaching Assistants:    Mrs Palmer          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


Please click on the icons below to find out about our curriculum for each term

This term (Spring 2019) we have a new format for our curriculum information, which gives an overview of the teaching and learning in each subject for the term to accompany some changes to topics.  Each term's curriculum information leaflet will be added to the yearly curriculum overview as it is prepared. 

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 click here for the Year 5 and 6 National Curriculum spelling list.

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

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 Chester, Edith, Jaxon and Elissia.


Class information


PE takes place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 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 jewelry 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 the Year 5 and 6 National Curriculum spelling list.