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Miss Robinson and Miss Lanahan have high expectations during each lesson. Children are expected to be in class on time and ready to learn from the onset. Year five is the penultimate year before high school. In year five children will be expected to participate fully in all lessons. 


Children are encouraged and praised for having a growth mindset. Together with God, we will reach for the stars. Our aims are to work hard and achieve, while having fun. 


In Year 5 we look forward to working hard together, learning lots, achieving our goals and having fun along the way. We look forward to our year ahead and its challenges with enthusiasm and great expectations and we are committed to making the best possible progress we can.



Children are expected to read and practise spellings and times tables every day. Ensure that children can recall these facts, but also that they can recall their times tables and division facts together.


When children have read, the expectation is that they will write a comment to show their understanding of the characters or plot. Children are set homework on a Friday. This includes: literacy skills, maths and reading comprehension. Each piece of homework should take the children no longer than 40 minutes. If the homework takes longer than this, please just sign where the child reached in their work. If the child does not hand in their homework by the following Monday, they will be invited to Homework club with a class teacher on Tuesday lunchtime. The child will be provided with this time to complete the homework they should have done at home. 


Thank you for all of your continued support at home. Please make sure that you still listen to your child read. Continue to ask questions about the text, the author’s choice of language and how this is important. Ensure that you have exposed your child to all different types of genres and provide them with opportunities to widen their vocabulary


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