GSO Test

'Success for all, in all we do'

Welcome back to Y5!

It is wonderful to have everyone back at school!

We are all very excited to be back in school, learning together and playing in the playground.

Personally, I would like to congratulate all of the children for making such a positive start to our ‘new normal’ back at school. The children have identified to the challenge of settling back in to life at school and I can’t sing their praises enough.

Here is a snap of the children busily at work in class this week.


Home Learning & Spelling Words

I have again set home learning to go live at 4pm on Friday on Google Classroom. It is due on Wednesday morning by 08:45. From this week, spelling tests will also be completed online and they will go live at 3pm on Tuesday due to be completed by 5pm on Wednesday.

Handwriting Revision:

As we return to school, there is a concerted push across the entire school to improve presentation and handwriting.  Please continue to encourage your child to revise their letter letter sizes, letter formation and joins in their own time. An easy and effective way of doing this is by copying out the Year 5 & 6 statutory spelling words in their best cursive script.

Times Table Rock Stars Competition

The winner this week was the girls although only three girls participated and played against two boys. I have set weekly challenges between the girls and the boys and would like to see every child improving their accuracy and speed of recall.

The next challenge is now live and will run until 08:50 next Friday.

Who will win?

Reminders for next week:

Daily soft-starts and early morning support lessons begin at 08:45.


Reading Logs checked - Please ensure they come in to school and have been signed at least three times in the past week.


Spanish Mr Benserghin

PE: Handball with Coach Joe, please come to school in the correct PE kit.

Times Table Challenge


Home Learning due to be completed by 08:45 on Google Classroom

Online spelling test due to be completed by 17:00 today on Google Classroom

Reading Logs checked - Please ensure they come in to school


Music Lessons (Mrs Simmonds)


RED NOSE DAY! Check ParentMail for specific information

PE: Netball

Home Learning goes live at 4pm on Google Classroom

Reading Logs checked - Please ensure they come in to school

Contacting Us

If you have any questions or queries, please don't hesitate to email me on our Year 5 email address.