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Year 5


Welcome To Year 5


Our teachers in Year Five are Miss Bufton, Mrs Starling, Mr Aldred and Mrs Meadows.  Our TAs are Miss Lacey and Mrs Manser and our HLTA is Mrs Barker. 
This term our topic will be "Bury St Edmunds and Beyond".  We will be learning lots about the History of Bury St Edmunds, including the story of St Edmund, and it's Geography, including the physical and human features of this settlement. As part of this topic, we also hope to visit the Cathedral for a school trip during  October. Finally, we will compare Bury to Rio De Janeiro, in Brazil, and Paris, which is France. 

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural in Year 5

  • In PE lessons we are going to be working on our Orienteering  and Football skills. Both of these will help us to be the best that we can be by encouraging us both individually and to work as a team. 
  • In our PSHE lessons, we will be firstly focusing on 'Being Me in My world', which will focus on new beginnings in school and outside of school. After this, we will be moving on to look at 'Celebrating Differences', which will focus on making new friendships and understanding the cultures of people from other countries.

Our Trip to Bury Saint Edmunds



Our Road Safety Assembly


Home Learning


60 Second Reads

Times Tables and Maths Learning


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


Times Tables Rockstars

We have a competition running for all children in years 2-6, which aims 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 whole of Year 5 and therefore, there may be some questions, which we have not covered in class so far or which children found tricky during home learning. 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.

School Council, Eco-Reps and Sports Ambassadors

School Council

Sports Ambassadors


Junior Road Safety Officers

Trombone/Tenor Horn Lessons and Violin


Our instrumental lessons with the County Music Service tutors will be beginning this term. 


Our tutors will continue to be Mr. Peck (teaching violin to Mr. Aldred's class on a Tuesday) and Mr. Tabor (teaching tenor horn and trombone to Miss Bufton /Mrs Starlings class on a Wednesday.) 


Each pupil will continue to use their own allocated instrument which will be for their own individual use. We will continue to review and monitor the situation with regard to allowing instruments home.  


Violin lessons will take place in the classroom or hall.  Brass lessons need more room, so will take place in the hall so that we can maintain correct distancing and good ventilation.   Pupils will be singing in the hall, appropriately distanced, facing forward and with doors and windows open.

We have made great strides in our instrumental learning and are looking forward to continuing to develop musical skills and knowledge.  We will post  photographs and videos to keep you informed of our progress!


School Awards

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