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Barley Hill Primary School

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

Year 5


Mrs Johnson (Head of Year) 

Mrs McRae (TA)

Mrs Taylor

Mr Lupton (TA)

PPA          Sharks (Thursday)                                Whales ( Friday )


Welcome back to Term 5

William Shakespeare



This term our topic has been Space. In English we were introduced to a poet - Grace Nichols - and her poem, 'Cosmic Disco'. Each class, inspired by her use of scientific vocabulary, metaphors and rhyme, collaboratively wrote their own poem, which they have performed for your enjoyment.

Sharks' Class

Whales' Class

Welcome to Year 5

Our doors open at 8:45 am. Registration is at 8:50am.

Children can come into class from 8:45am, unpack and begin their EMA (Early Morning Activity), which is English grammar and spelling based.

Our Day:


Times table Rockstars and CLIC


Guided reading 

BREAK 10:45 – 11:00


LUNCH 12:20 - 13:20 

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

Our day ends at 3:10pm


 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. 

This term swimming will take place on Mondays (starting 13 September 2021) 

Whales will leave school at 10am; Sharks will leave at 11am. 

Indoor PE is on  a Thursday. Please can your child come to school in their Barley Hill P.E. kit.

Outdoor P.E. is on Tuesday (on non-swimming weeks). Please can your child come to school in their P.E. kit.


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 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.