Year 5 2023 - 2024

Mrs Mottershead

Mrs Mottershead

Year 5 Teacher


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Welcome to the Year 5 webpage!


Important information

  • PE lessons will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • Homework is set every Wednesday and should be completed for the following Monday.
  • Please send water in the childrens' bottles and a healthy snack for breaktime. Please consider carefully which snacks will help your child to succeed with their learning, preferably those which provide slow release energy through the morning.



A spelling session is taught in school on Wednesdays, spellings sent home that day to practise and learn for the following Monday through use of ‘look-say-cover-write-check’ and/or Spelling Shed, followed by a spelling check on Mondays.

I recommend either using a ‘look-say-cover-write-check’ approach for each word a few times before Monday and/or having a go on Spelling Shed. The word lists put on Spelling Shed match the spelling patterns of this week’s words. A few shorter practices over the week are likely to be more efficient and effective than a single, longer practice session. If time permits, a brief reminder on Monday morning might help too.

The children will be expected to have practised them as part of their homework. We will have a spelling check in school on Monday (carried out sensitively so as to build confidence in test situations while minimising any worries) to allow the children to show what they’ve learnt.

If your child seems to memorise the words more effectively through either Spelling Shed or ‘look-say-cover-write-check’, they can focus on using that method in particular.


 Our Digital Platform Learning expectations are as follows:

2 x 5 min TT Rockstars

(Learning and memorising timetables is very important as they are used in their Maths lessons)

5 x Spelling Shed games or 5 IDL activities (Weds onwards) 



When homework is set each Wednesday the children will be given a maths questions to practise as they will be linked to their maths lessons and will help with their confidence and recall.


For this homework children will be set activities to practise their punctuation and grammar skills linked to their English lessons.

Optional Topic Enrichment Activities

Our theme this half - term is science. We will learn all about life cycles of both plants and animals. Children have the option to design and make pieces of work to share with the rest of the class! Possible suggestions are accessible in the files attached to our Year 5 Class page.  




Files to Download

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Year 5: Gallery items

June 2024, by Mrs McPike

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Year 5: Calendar items

Inset day, by Mrs McPike

School opens, by Mrs McPike


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Cheshire, SK11OEE

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