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  • Cheltenham,
  • Gloucestershire,
  • GL50 3QG.
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Year 5


Welcome to Year 5

Welcome to Year 5 1 Mrs Spencer - Ascott Class Teacher
Welcome to Year 5 2 Mrs Hurcombe - Witney Class Teacher
Welcome to Year 5 3 Mrs Winchcombe - Witney Class Teacher
Welcome to Year 5 4 Mr Jones - Teaching Partner
Welcome to Year 5 5 Mrs Witcombe – Teaching Partner

What do we hope children can do as learners before Y5?

  • Start to have a longer attention span.

  • Become more interested in the world around them and find out how things work.

  • Start to deal with frustrations and conflicts in a more mature way

  • Develop more self-control, being able to recover from mood swings or outbursts more quickly

  • Punctuate sentences accurately, without prompting, with full stop and capital letter as a minimum

  • Remember homework, PE kit, swimming kit and water bottles on correct day, without support from parents

  • Support and encourage classmates, showing respect to others

  • Begin to show resilience in challenging situations

  • Actively participate in all lessons.


What will Year 5 be learning this year?

Our topics this year are:

Autumn Term – What did the Greeks do for us? Core text – The Girl of Ink and Stars

Spring Term – Raging Rivers. Core text – Journey to the River Sea

Summer Term – Invaders & Settlers. Core text – Brave (film trailer)


Which days will Year 5 have PE?

PE kit should be in school every day. Later in the year we will also be swimming; exact dates to be confirmed closer to the time.


Will my child be going on any trips this year?

Waitrose – wb 27 November

Literature Festival – wb 9 October 2017

Science Festival - wb 4 June 2018

Kingswood – 1-3 November 2017. Information meeting – 21 September 2017

Bishopswood – Thursday 24 May 2018

Space Dome – Thursday 7 September 2017

Skillszone – wb 25 September 2017


Other useful information about Year 5

Curriculum Map