Welcome back to a new year at Brentnall; I hope that everyone has had a lovely break. I would like to welcome your child to Year 5.

Your Year 5 teacher this year is Miss Gilmore and we are fortunate to be joined by Mrs Weston, throughout the year.


Everybody is looking very smart in their new uniforms; we ask that children’s names can be written in all uniform items, to ensure no uniform is lost throughout the year. Please ensure your child continues to wear the correct uniform throughout the year.

Attendance/ Punctuality:

To ensure the best possible progress in Year 5, your child needs to attend school every day and arrive on time each day. We want to lead the battle for Team 5 to win the attendance award and we can only do this with your help; it would be great to receive 100%. Please inform school immediately of the reason for any pupil absence.


This year homework will be sent out on a Friday and should be returned to school on a Wednesday. Each week, homework will include a piece of maths and a set of spellings that will be tested on a Friday.

Every child in Year 5 has been provided with a school diary, this should be taken home every night along with a reading book that has been chosen by your child. The diary is to be signed and returned the next day, to show your child has read at home (15-20 minutes). Children who fail to complete their homework, will have to complete during lunchtime.


PE lessons are on Mondays and Fridays. We suggest your child brings their kit in at the beginning of the week, to ensure that they do not forget it, and take it home on a Friday to be washed. Please ensure your child is wearing the correct PE kit with suitable footwear.

Weekly reminders:

Monday Bring PE kit into school

PE session

Wednesday Homework should be handed in
Friday Spelling test

Homework will be sent home

Take PE kit home to be washed

PE session

Homework diaries to be signed every night, after reading has taken place.

An Overview of Cycle 1:

English Floodland by Marcus Sedgwick

Discussion text

Non-chronological report

Diary entry

Message in a bottle

Mathematics Place Value

Addition and Subtraction

Multiplication and Division

Science Properties/ Changes of Materials


Topic Rivers


PE Hockey



Music Dem Bones

Poverty Knocks

Keep the home fires burning

French En Ville


RE Why do some people think God exists?


Art and Design Super Seasonal Cooking


Computing Word Processing Skills


PSHE Let’s Make Money


Thank you for your support. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Miss Gilmore and Mrs Weston