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Class 5

Welcome to our Class 5 page

Welcome back Class 5! We hope you had a relaxing break and are ready for your final  term of learning in year 5!

PE lessons this term will be on Wednesdays. Children are welcome to wear their PE kit on these days but should wear a school jumper over the top.  

As the weather is changing, it is important that you have a sun hat and sunscreen in school. Please continue to bring in a named, water bottle. 

Mrs. Clark Murphy will be your teacher from Monday to Thursday and Mrs. Pickles will cover the class on Fridays.  The Class 5 team also includes Teacher Sample, Mrs. Rigden and Miss. Henderson. 

See below for some information about what we will be learning about this term:

You will need these things in school everyday:

  • A named water bottle.
  • Your PE kit. 
  • A coat. 
  • A healthy snack such as fruit or carrot sticks for break time (please no crisps, biscuits or chocolate or anything with nuts)


  • Monday 10th July - Sports day

To contact Mrs. Clark Murphy, please either contact the school office, or email using the address below:



Homework will  be sent home in a separate book on Wednesday afternoons. It should be brought back into school the following Tuesday to be marked. Each week children should spend 20 minutes completing a maths activity and another 20 minutes completing an English activity. There will also be an optional topic activity to complete from a grid of ideas. Each week children should also spent some time practising their weekly spellings, termly KIRFs and times tables. 


Spellings will be tested on Thursday mornings. If you are unsure of your spelling group check the front of your spelling book or ask Mrs. Clark Murphy. To help you learn you spellings have a go at some of these activities:

  • Draw a picture and hide your spelling words inside. 
  • Type out your spellings, using different fonts for each word. 
  • Write your spellings in different coloured pens or pencils.
  • Cut and stick letters from old newspaper and magazines to write out your spellings. 
  • Write a silly story and try to include all your spelling words.



For the first two weeks of term we would like you to concentrate on  learning some of the words from year 5 and 6 statutory spelling list. This is in  preparation for assessment week in week 2 of the term. 

Years 5 and 6 spelling list



Reading assessment steps

Writing assessment steps



Maths assessment steps

Maths learning overview

KIRFs - Year 5 Term 1

KIRFs - Year 5 Term 2

KIRFs - Year 5 Term 3

KIRFs - Year 5 Term 4

KIRFs - Year 5 Term 5

KIRFs - Year 5 Term 6

Times Tables

Children in year 5 are expected to know all their times tables facts (both multiplication and division) up to 12x12. Make sure you keep practising, regularly at home to help you in your maths lessons. If you need any ideas to help you practise, please get in contact with Mrs. Clark Murphy. 

We will be continuing to quiz the children every week on their times tables facts in school.