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St Botolph’s Church of England Primary School

Celebrating Faith,
Learning and Success

St Botolph's Church of England Primary School

Year 5

Welcome to Year 5! 

The Year 5 Team 

Mr Joyce, Miss Satari, Mrs Cooke, Mrs Berry, Mrs Paul and Mrs Wakefield.

Welcome to the Year 5 section of the school website. We hope you’ve had a good summer and are ready for an exciting year of learning and growing.

During the Autumn term our topic will have a History focus, as we learn all about the English Civil War. Our English will be based around the book "Johnny and the Dead" by Terry Pratchet and "Clockwork" by Philip Pullman.

For more information regarding this term's topic and the areas we will be covering in English and Maths click on the 'curriculum overview' link at the top right of the page. 


Children will have two weekly sessions on a Monday and Wednesday. All children need appropriate indoor and outdoor PE kits in school. For health and safety purposes children must remove earrings and tie their hair back if it's longer than their shoulders.

All children need the following P.E kit:

Indoor: Light blue t-shirt, (available from school), navy blue shorts, white socks and indoor trainers. 

Outdoor: In addition to their indoor kit they need a navy sweat shirt (without a hood and different from their school sweatshirt as it may get wet or dirty), navy tracksuit bottoms (no logos please) and outdoor trainers/football boots for when we are on the grass. 

(These days are subject to change due to other events happening in school)


Homework will be sent out on a Thursday and is due back in on the following Tuesday for checking.

Spellings and Mental Maths

Children will be developing their knowledge of spelling patterns during weekly Spelling Lessons. Maths Meetings have been designed to develop the children's knowledge of both times table facts and other mathematical skills. Please can you encourage your children to practise their times tables regularly as we prepare for the times tables check in June. We will complete a spelling test each Thursday which will be sent home with the children so that parents clearly know the areas that require support.


As in previous years your child is expected to read every day at home. This reading should be recorded in your child’s reading record book which will be checked by a member of the Year 5 team each week. Children that are unable to read at home will be encouraged to read during break times.

Children will be given the opportunity to change their reading books during the school day. 

Dates for your diaries

Dates Coming Soon!