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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 Alderton. 

In Summer Term our topic will be "Ancient Egyptians".  We will be learning about the achievements of the Ancient Egyptians and how they influence modern day life. Through our history learning, we will find out the different dynasties that ruled over Egypt, looking at the 'Old Kingdom', 'Middle Kingdom' and 'New Kingdom' periods. In our Geography sessions, we will be understanding the importance of the River Nile to the people of Egypt.



Home Learning


World Book Day 2022

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural in Year 5

  • In PE lessons we will be working on our athletic skills and fielding and striking. 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. Miss Bufton and Mrs Starling's class will also be going swimming this term in order to make up for the lessons missed in Year Three.
  • In our PSHE lessons, we will be focusing on 'Relationships' and "Changing Me".
  • As part of our Music lessons, we will be participating in a mass musical performance with several other schools.  This will take place at Trinity Park in Ipswich on Monday 20th June.  More details to follow!

Year 5 Class Assembly

In Year 5, we have been learning about Space and our Solar System and this is our assembly to show you how much we have learnt.

Year 5 Class Assembly Song

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Year 5 Class Assembly Poem

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Year 5 - Gymnastics

Our Trip to Bury Saint Edmunds



Our Road Safety Assembly

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 continue this term. 


Our tutors will continue to be Mr. Peck (teaching violin to Mr. Aldred's class on a Tuesday) and Mrs Blythe (teaching baritone horn and cornet 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. These can be taken home for practice.  


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!  We hope that you will be able to come and watch our performance on 20th June at Trinity Park.  More details will be sent out when tickets are available.  


School Awards

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