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A Very Warm Welcome to Year 5!(2020 - 2021)


Welcome back everyone! We hope you have all had a wonderful summer holiday and are refreshed and ready for lots of fun-filled activities and learning this half term!


During our first week back, we will be using the time to adjust to being back at school and getting used to new learning and safety routines. We want everyone to feel happy and content during our first week together so we hope to achieve this by taking part in lots of fun activities and just generally getting to know each other and re-connecting with all our friends.


In English this term we will be reading the novel, 'Freedom for Bron' - an historical novel about an Anglo-Saxon slave boy. Our writing linked to this novel will consist on character and setting descriptions and we will be exploring a range of sentence types to enhance our writing. This work will complement our History topic, ''Who Were the Anglo-Saxons?' Our Guided Reading sessions will consist of reading and deconstructing historical non-fiction texts linked to the Anglo-Saxons. In Science we will be looking at ‘Changes and Properties of Materials'. In our RE lessons, we will be investigating and discussing, 'Why Do Some People Believe God Exists?  In Mathematics we shall focus on number and place value whilst in English we will be looking at a range of sentence types to enhance our writing. Also this term in our Design and Technology lessons, we will be designing and baking our own Anglo Saxon bread


We are also very lucky to be joined on our team by three specialist teachers:


Madame Preston - French

Mr. Rees - Music

Mr. Mernock - P.E


Year 5 PE lesson will be taught on Monday afternoons and we ask for your child to wear the correct PE kit (white T-shirt, blue shorts and black pumps) and could you please label it clearly. We will send PE kits home each half term so they can be washed and returned after the holidays for the next half term. We will be going swimming after February half term but we will remind you closer to the time.


Please could we politely remind you that your child's reading book and reading record needs to be in school every day. Reading is important and if you have the time we would appreciate it if you could listen to your child read at home at least three times a week.  


Homework is given out on a Friday and due back in on the following Friday. This half term it will be grammar and maths based. The activities will only be 10 minutes long so shouldn’t be too onerous! Children will be tested on their spellings on Friday mornings. Spellings will be practised in school time but children are more than welcome to take copies home for extra practise! 


We are always available at the end of the school day if you have any questions or you can contact us through Class Dojo.


We are looking forward very much to welcoming you back to school and meeting you all once more!


Miss. Lewis, Mrs. Foulds, Mrs. Fox and Mr. Crewe.

School Vision

Together Everyone Achieves More

TOGETHER, as a team, we will ensure that EVERYONE in our school is safe, happy and healthy.

We will strive to make our school a place where each child ACHIEVES their potential, develops their skills and deepens their knowledge and understanding of this ever-changing world.

The MORE we work together as a community, the closer we will be to our vision of prosperous futures for every child we nurture.



School Mission

For pupils to determine their own futures by getting the very best start in life.



School Values











Should you ever have any questions, you are more than welcome to speak to a member of the Year 5 team in the playground at 3.15pm. Alternatively, if you ever have something to discuss in private or at greater length please arrange a meeting via the office; we are here to help.

Welcome to Year 5 - Information Presentation

Fairfield Road Primary School - Vision and Values

Fairfield Road Primary School - The Fairfield Five

Year 5 Reading Autumn 1 

Freedom for Bron by N.S.Blackman and You wouldn’t want to be an Anglo Saxon Peasant by Jane Morley.

Read for pleasure and read to learn!

This half term, the Year 5 History focus is Invaders and Settlers: ‘Who Were the Anglo Saxons?’ To support the children’s historical and geographical knowledge and understanding about Anglo Saxon Britain and where the Anglo Saxons came from, in our daily guided reading sessions we will be reading and discussing these two books. As the children contribute to quality text discussions they will have the opportunity to further develop and improve their reading skills focusing on the seven Key Stage 2 content domain areas below.

2a Define it!

2b Find it!

2c Summarise it!

2d Infer it!

2e Predict it!

2f Relate it!

2g Explore it!

2h Compare it!

If you enjoy reading these texts, why not explore other interesting reads linked to the Anglo Saxons by other established authors?


Here are the books we are reading in class. Also included are other novels linked to our learning that you could perhaps read for pleasure.