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Welcome to Abbot's Hall Primary School

Year 5


Welcome To Year 5


Our teachers in Year Five are Miss Bufton, Mrs Starling, and Mrs Childs.  Our TAs are Miss Lacey, Miss Scott, Miss Williams and our HLTA is Mrs Alderton. 

In the Autumn Term our topic will be "Bury Saint Edmunds and Beyond".  We will be learning about the Geography of our surrounding area in Suffolk and comparing this to cities such as Paris and Rio De Janerio. We will be exploring Bury Saint Edmunds and finding out about local history and King Edmund.



Home Learning


Twinkl Reading Tests

Times Tables and Maths Learning


It is crucial, in Year 5, that children are secure with all their times tables and continue to practise these. You could use these websites below to practise these.


Times Tables Rockstars

We will have regular competitions running for all children in years 2-6, which aim to improve the children's times tables knowledge using the Times Tables Rockstars website.


Each week, the child with the highest correct answers in their class will be awarded with a certificate, which will be displayed on our Rockstars board. At the end of the week, they will be able to bring this home.


Children can also use Maths Shed to practice other concepts in their maths learning.


Year 5 Arithmetic

We are aware that some of the children may find the current arithmetic questions a little tricky. These questions are aimed at quizzing children on concepts taught across the Autumn Term and therefore, there may be some questions which we have not covered in class so far. If children are finding certain concepts tricky, then they can chose to leave these questions.  Parents can use the calculation policy to help demonstrate the best method to solve this particular question or children can ask their teacher or TA for help.


We have also added in some Year 4 arithmetic tests, which children could have a go at if they are finding the Year 5 ones too tricky at this moment in time.

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural in Year 5

  • PE:  In PE lessons we will be working on our football skills on a Monday and participating in Outdoor and Adventurous Activies on Thursdays.  Both of these units of work will help us to be the best that we can be by encouraging us both individually and to work as a team. 
  • PSHE:  In our PSHE lessons, we will be focusing on '"Being Me in my World" (thinking about being part of the school community, how to work well with others and our rights and responsibilities.)  In the second half term we will be looking at "Celebrating Differences" (accepting our differences, working with and supporting others and solving problems.)
  • Music:  We are lucky enough to have Specialist County Music Services taking instrumental lessons.  Mrs Child's class will be learning how to play the violin on Tuesday mornings and Miss Bufton and Mrs Starling's class will be learning to play cornets and baritone horns.  We will also be working on general musicianship, singing skills and reading music.  

    Our tutors will continue to be Mr. Peck (violin) and Mrs Blythe (brass.) 


  • Each pupil will use their own allocated instrument which will be for their own individual use. Once children have mastered the basics, these can be taken home for practice.  


School Council, Eco-Reps and Sports Ambassadors

School Council

Sports Ambassadors


Junior Road Safety Officers

In September, Year 5 children have the opportunity to apply for a Junior Road Safety Officer role. Once elected they are responsible for promoting Road Safety within our school and local community. There are 4 officers (2 children from each class) in total. Within this role they organise different competitions and focus weeks during the school year, such as Road Safety week and walk to School week, during these weeks they also run competitions and become judges to decide on winners. In 2022 the JRSOs decided to help Mrs Alderton create a termly newsletter that is sent out to parents. They meet half termly with their coordinator Mrs Alderton. This is a fun and rewarding job role within the school for those children who want to promote Road safety.

We are also working together with Modeshift STARS to gain an accreditation for the important work these children do in our school community.

School Awards

Useful Links