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Barley Hill Primary School

Barley Hill Primary School
  1. Year Groups
  2. Year 5


Dolphins Sharks


Mr Pursani

Mrs Johnson (Team Leader) Mrs Taylor

Spring Term Musical...

Inspired by this term's English book, 'Oliver Twist', our three Year 5 classes have a song for you.

DOLPHINS: 'Pick a Pocket or Two.'

SHARKS: 'I'd Do Anything.'

WHALES: 'Consider Yourself.'

Sharks' class Swing Dance workshop.

Year 5

Our staggered starts are according to house colour:

8:40am   Red and Blue house

8:55am   Green and Yellow house

Children will come and complete an EMA (Early Morning Activity), which is grammar and spelling based.

Our Day:


Times table Rockstars and CLIC


Guided reading 

BREAK 10:45 – 11:00


LUNCH 12:15 - 13:15 

Topic (Geography, History), Science, DT, RE, Art, Computing, Music, PSHE and PE.

Our day ends at

 3:00 pm   Red and Blue house

 3:15 pm   Green and Yellow house

 Please ensure your child has their trainers in school every day so they can run the Daily Mile – we are encouraging Year 5 to improve their fitness, and the time taken to complete their laps. Indoor PE will take place on Mondays (Sharks), Wednesday (Dolphins) and Thursday (Whales) and outdoor PE is on Tuesdays. 


Homework will be handed out on Fridays and is due in the following Thursday. If your child would like to, they may attend Homework Club on Tuesday lunchtimes. Please note, if homework is not completed, this will mean that Thursday lunchtime they will spend inside completing this, so please encourage your child to go to Homework Club on Tuesdays! 


Please ensure your child is reading at least 3 times per week at home. Your child will need at least one parental signature in their reading diaries per week, while we do insist on reading at least 3 times. A child who reads three times per week will then add a tick to the class’s Read to Succeed chart; once we reach 200 ticks, the class will receive a class reward.

Please follow the link below for guidance on books to read in Year 5. Please also remember that library trips are a great opportunity for your child to broaden their literary range, so if you have not yet joined the library, please consider doing so!

Please use these links for quality book recommendations.


100-Books-To-Try-And-Read-Before-You-Leave-Year-6 .pdf


Each child will receive the same 10 spellings each week, on a Friday. The rule will be taught on Mondays and then tested that Friday, giving children a week to learn these spellings and the rule.