St Matthew's C of E

Primary School

Work TogetherAim HighShine Bright

Year 5

Hello Class 5!


Welcome back to school, we hope you have had a lovely holiday.


Below are a few important things to know for this year:



In Year 5, you should be reading for a minimum of 30 minutes each day. Please record what you have read each evening in your diary.


Home Learning:

Homework will be on-going and will be sent home on a weekly basis.


  • ENGLISH - English comprehension and grammar homework will be sent home on a Tuesday and will be due no later than the following Monday.
  • MATHS - Maths homework will also be sent home on a Tuesday and will be due no later than the following Monday.
  • READING - Reading should be recorded each evening in your diaries.
  • TOPIC - There will be a topic homework every half term.
  • SPELLINGS - A spelling test will take place every Thursday. 



PE will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons this half term. However, please make sure you have your PE kit in school each day in the event that there are any last minute timetable changes...


Guitar Lessons:

As part of our Year 5 music curriculum, you will receive weekly guitar lessons. These will take place once a week. (Dates to be confirmed.) The guitars will be provided for you ... but you can use your own if you have one!


Guided Reading: This term we will be reading extracts from Goodnight Mr. Tom. Just to make you aware, if you are going to allow your child to read the whole book, there are some mature themes towards the end of the book. We will not be covering these in class.


Thank You


Mrs McClellan and Mrs Pawson