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Holgate Primary and Nursery

Holgate Primary and Nursery

year 5

Welcome to Year 5

In Year 5, we have 2 classes: 5DG and 5CS

Adults that work in Year 5 are:  

  • Mr Gleave (5DG class teacher) 
  • Mr Staincliffe (5CS class teacher)
  • Mrs Smith (Teaching Assistant) 
  • Mrs Kennedy (Teaching Assistant - am only)
  • Mrs Walker (HLTA - in 5DG every Friday)
  • Ms Roe (HLTA – in 5CS every other Wednesday) 

Have a look through our page for ideas and activities on the curriculum we follow and links and guidance to additional resources to enable you to help you to contribute to your child’s learning. 


Although PE kits need to be in school every day, for this term, PE is on: 

Monday - Outdoor PE Monday - Outdoor PE
Tuesday - Indoor PE Tuessday - Indoor PE


Learning in Year 5  

The expectation in Year 5 is that: -

  • All children know their times tables up to 12 x 12 and can apply this understanding to multiplication, division and word problems.  
  • Children understand fractions, decimals and percentages and the link between them. 
  • Children are introduced to, and begin to use, brackets and dashes to add extra information in their sentences.
  • The expectation for the end of Year 6 is that children can read and accurately spell words from the spelling list; we begin learning these spellings in Year 5.  

Throughout the school year, we will work on different Curriculum Vehicles. A vehicle is the theme or idea which drives our learning. Our first Curriculum Vehicle of this school year is called: Stargazers. What's out there? 

Click here to download a knowledge organiser to help support your child throughout this Curriculum Vehicle. This gives you useful information linked to the work that we are doing in class - our vehicle. You will see the areas we will be covering, some “sticky” knowledge that we would like the children to learn, useful books to read and share with your child, key vocabulary and a few ideas of websites to visit. 

It would be really supportive of your child’s learning in school if you could talk to them throughout this half term about the information on here and about what they have been doing in class.


Generally, Homework will go out on a Friday and need to be handed in the following Thursday.  

Maths will often be set on Mathletics.  

English will include (but are not limited to): Spellings (these will be written into pupil organisers during spelling sessions); written work (this may be a reading comprehension or grammar work) 

We would encourage children to try to read for at least 10 minutes a day. More information about your child’s reading level can be found in their pupil organisers.  


Links to support learning