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Grey Squirrels – Y5

Welcome to Year 5 Grey Squirrels! 


We have got 28 Red Squirrels this year and our teacher is Miss Devlin. Keep an eye on this page to see all of the exciting things we will get up to. We have got a busy year planned for you all!


We will also be joined by Mrs Barker for some of the week.


We can't wait to start working with you all this year. Although grown ups can't come in to the building, please do still give us a wave and a smile so we can get to know who you are. If you do need to talk to us about anything, we are happy to give you a ring so please let us know.


Your child should bring a water bottle with them every day. These will be sent home each night so that they can be cleaned ready for the next day.

The children will receive PE sessions from Mini Kixx on a Friday afternoon. Please send their kit in on a Monday and we will send it home on a Friday.



From Monday 7th September, year 5 will be attending weekly swimming lessons.

Please ensure that the children come to school with an appropriate swimming kit (boys need tight fitting trunks,

no ‘surfer style’ swimming trunks and girls need one-piece swimming costumes) If your child needs goggles, you will need to complete a permission form. Jewellery, including earrings, is not allowed. Swimming hats should be worn if earrings cannot be taken out. Bear in mind that we will be walking to and from the leisure centre so children would benefit from a warm coat, particularly in the colder months when they will be walking with wet hair as well. Long hair should be tied back. If you are not sure whether your child's hair will cover their eyes when in the water, send them with a hair bobble incase.



How to help your child in year 5:

Encourage your child to use their planner- you can also write messages in these

Promote Fab 4 Reading

Support spelling development and introduce new vocabulary (year 5/6 spelling list is attached below)

Practice their key skills; handwriting (we follow Nelson Handwriting) and times tables in particular


*More information regarding Fab4 and planners will follow. 

Check back every week to find out who our Take Care Champion is by clicking on the rainbow below.



Our first topic this year will be all about Ancient Egypt! We will be following the Cornerstones topic, Pharaohs. We will travel back 5000 years, entering a world of mysteries and curses, mummies and kings. We will learn about life on the Nile, discover Egypt and its fascinating culture and unravel secrets of ancient tombs using historical sources and ancient artefacts. 


Below, you can also find our long term plan for this year. We may end up making some changes as we go but this will give you a rough idea of what is to come in year 5.