Dear Children, Please know that we are not enjoying this time away from the classroom. We think about you, we hope you are safe and healthy. We miss your smiles, we miss you and we miss our classrooms with the energy you bring. Sending all our love to you and all of your families. Love Everyone at Heather Garth

Year 5 2019-20

Miss Driffield


Mrs Brown

Learning Support Assistant

Welcome to Year 5!

During the year, the children will take a trip back in time, learning about prehistory - ‘The Stone Age to the Iron Age’. They will also explore ‘The Ancient Mayan Civilisation’, and understand how they created a chocolate drink, when taking a trip to the York Chocolate Story.

In the Summer term, Year 5 set off on a three day residential to Robinwood, where they get to explore various activities from: archery, zip wiring, rock climbing, caving and much more. The residential helps the children embrace team work and offers the chance for them to experience a range of new activities.

They will learn about volcanic activity during the topic, ‘Extreme Earth’ where they will experience first hand erupting volcanoes.

Towards the end of the year, Year 5 take to the road and learn all about road safety when riding a bike in ‘Bikeability’. They will take part in numerous sessions in how to stay safe.  (Our cycle shelter within the school grounds is available for our Year 6 children to use once they have passed their Bikeability Training in Year 5)

Things you need to know:

  • Spellings are given out on a Tuesday and are tested the following Tuesday.
  • Grid homework is given out at the beginning of each term.
  • Our PE day is Friday but please have your PE kit every single day.
  • Bring you planner to school every day.
  • Read at least four times a week and sign your planner each time you do so.
  • Complete a book review once a week – you will be given a day that this will be checked.
  • Practice your timetables at least 4 times a week. Don’t forget to use the TTRockstars app!
  • Year 5 visit the library on Tuesdays

Files to Download

Year 5: Gallery items

York Chocolate Story, by Miss Driffield

York Chocolate Story, by Miss Walker

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