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Year 5 at Linaker


Welcome to the webpage for Year 5 at Linaker! Please do check back often and we will try to keep you up to date with everything that goes on. Well done to everyone who completed the reading challenges over this first  term - this Spring term runs as one reading marathon, with the aim being to clock up 40 or more reads by Easter.


This  term, we will be continuing to focus on the basics in our English lessons as we try to develop more reliable punctuation and grammar and will basing our work around a number of  texts, included the novel 'Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief' by Rick Riordan. In Science, we will be looking at forces in action. We will continue our studies of Anglo-Saxon Britain and be shifting our focus in PE to the water as we swim for the term.


The Year 5 Team

(Mr Hirst, Mr Napier, Mrs Byrne & Mrs Wright)

Key Information -


PE Days - PE is every  Thursday afternoon this term and whenever the weather permits, the  lesson  will be outside so suitable PE kit will be essential - tracksuits for an extra layer may be useful for the colder spring days! We find it best for children to keep their PE kit in school all week rather than trying to bring it he in just on the days it is required. Swimming will be every Monday.


Homework - Maths homework is set every Monday and is due to be handed in on Friday. Spellings are also sent home on Monday and are tested on Friday. In order to stagger the work load, English homework is set on Wednesdays for handing in the following Monday.


Reading - As in previous years, all the children have a school reading book and a reading record. They are encouraged to bring these home daily and regular reading remains the greatest support that parents can offer their children. As children progress in reading, discussion of the books becomes more important than listening to them read - by Year 5, the children need to be able to talk about characters and their motives and devices that a writer uses. In common with other year groups, Year 5 are running a series of reading challenges this year to encourage reading beyond the classroom. Details can be found in the letters home section.


An invitation - Parents are always welcome to visit the classroom to see the work that their children are doing - please pop in at the end of the day or have a word with Mr Hirst or Mr Napier to arrange a time.


High expectations - Parents will be aware that a new national curriculum has come into force over the last year and it raises expectations even higher for the things that the pupils should be achieving by Year 5. Just to illustrate what the children are aiming at, the documents below pick out key targets for the pupils across the core areas of English and Maths:

Letters Home


Below are the key letters home from the Year group (most recent letters first).

Views from the classroom


Below are links to news and pictures of some of the learning that has gone on in Year 5 this year. This list will grow through the year so do keep checking back.

Reading Reward Trip Photos


Our top readers from our first reading challenge were joined by winners from the other Year 5 and 6 classes to visit Southport Fire Station. As you can see below, a great time was had by all!

Contacting Us

Please do get in touch with any concerns or queries that you have. We can always usually be found in the playground at the end of the day, contacted through the office or by using the form below to email us.

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