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  • St James Square,
  • Cheltenham,
  • Gloucestershire,
  • GL50 3QG.
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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5

Welcome to Year 5 1 Mrs Spencer - Twigworth Class Teacher
Welcome to Year 5 2 Mrs Hurcombe - Prestbury Class Teacher
Welcome to Year 5 3 Mrs Winchcombe - Prestbury Class Teacher
Welcome to Year 5 4 Mr Jones - Teaching Partner
Welcome to Year 5 5 Mrs Troughton - Teaching Partner

Y5 Preparation & Transition


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.


Y5 Curriculum

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 – Rivers and Flooding. Core text – Journey to the River Sea
  • Summer Term – Invaders & Settlers. Core text – Horrible Histories Smashing Saxons

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.


Y5 Trips


Will my child be going on any trips this year?


  • Waitrose – tbc
  • Literature Festival – 8th October 2019
  • Science Festival - June 2020
  • Kingswood – 21st - 23rd October 2019
  • Bishopswood – May 2020
  • Space Dome – Thursday 5th September 2019
  • Skillszone – 24th September 2019


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