Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!

On this page you will find information about our learning and photographs of us at work. You will also find links to useful materials which give you more information about what we are learning in class and about special events. We will be updating this area regularly so keep looking.

Mrs Henery, Ms Hughes and Miss Bartholomew

Year 5 2023-24

Helpful Information:

Please ensure these items are brought into school on the following days:

Monday Reading record, homework, spelling book and library book
Tuesday Swimming kit or outdoor PE kit
Wednesday 5NB – indoor PE kit
Thursday 5HH – indoor PE kit
(swimming kit for sensory swimmers only)

Reading records: Please write the date, name of the book, colour level if it has one, page numbers and make a comment about the part you read. What happened? What did you think of it? Why? What questions did it make you ask yourself? Did it remind you of anything?  Please make a note of any new words you encounter too. Your parent/carer can also make comments about your reading here. Even if you write the comments yourself, please ask your parent or carer to sign your reading record before you bring it in each Monday.

Homework: Please bring homework into school on Monday to be marked and we will make sure you have your new homework to take home by Tuesday.

Spelling Books: You will be set ten new words to practise each week. Please make sure you have your book in school for a short test every Monday. Then take the book home again to practise your new words.

We have got a fantastic year planned for you and we are really looking forward to working with you.

Our first topic will be ‘Stones and Bones’, learning all about Stone Age and Iron Age Britain. The Stone Age began an amazing 2.6 million years ago! We will look at what life was like then and how we know.

Here are some links if you want to do some of your own research:


Later in the year we will be learning about Earth and Space and finally about South America, rivers and rainforests. We are going to have a great year!

If you have any worries or concerns at all, please do get in touch with us. We can’t wait to see you all.

Miss Bartholomew (5NB)

Likes: Reading, films, swimming, baking, cooking, cats, chocolate, myths and legends.

Most looking forward to: Our History and Science lessons and having a great year with 5NB!

Mrs Henery (5HH Monday - Wednesday)

Likes: Travelling and exploring new places; spending time with my family and playing sport.

Most looking forward to: Some great topics in Year 5 – especially finding out about space in the spring term.

Mr Cotton (5HH Thursday and Friday)

Interim Executive Headteacher - Catherine Wright
Chair of Governors - Karen Gardner

Colman Infant School
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