Year 5


Year 5 is a really important year at Priory School, as it is the last year before the children become the oldest children in the Priory community. The children are encouraged to become more independent learners, to increase their self-organisation, and to take even more responsibility for their education.

The Year 5 teachers are: Miss Higgins (Year 5 Leader), Mr Rowley, Miss Jhalli and Miss Sinclair.

During Year 5 the following works of art/themes are studied:

  • Autumn 1 – Tolerance and diversity
  • Autumn 2 –Harry Potter
  • Spring 1 – World War II.
  • Spring 2 – Space
  • Summer 1 – Ancient Greeks
  • Summer 2 – Wizard of Oz


Your child will have daily Guided Reading, Maths and English lessons which take place in the morning – with the exception of events organised and brass lessons on a Tuesday.

English – The children complete work each week relating to comprehension, writing, grammar and spelling. The children also take part in class guided reading activities. Please make sure you listen to your child read as often as you can and ask them questions about what they are reading. An interest in reading is vital to their success in speaking and writing. The children will have grammar and spellings homework every Friday.

Maths – The children practise and develop oral and mental skills on a daily basis. It is critical that the children practise their times tables and number bonds every day. The maths homework will be set weekly online on Mathletics but the children should also be using Rockstar maths on a regular if not daily basis to practise their times tables.
If your child cannot get access to a computer at home, please let your teacher know as we have access to ICT in school and are running a homework club on Tuesday lunchtime.

Homework will be recorded in the new Student Planner 2018/2019 that you should read and sign each week. Other important information may also be recorded in these planners.

In the afternoon, the children will study the following topics, which may vary a little from term to term:

  • Monday – Games
  • Tuesday – Creative Learning Curriculum (CLC)CLC
  • Wednesday –Computing, CLC and Year 5/6 assembly.
  • Thursday – French and Science
  • Friday – P4C, Art or other CLC topics.

Possible Trips

  • Science Museum
  • Harry Potter Studios
  • Science Trip to Burnham Grammar School
  • BPA Enterprise Day
  • Primary Liaison Day to Herschel Grammar School
  • Primary Liaison Day to Burnham Grammar School


Please make sure your child has a fully equipped pencil case, folder and water bottle with them at school each day. The school is happy to provide pencils and pens. The folder will be useful to keep reading books, homework and the new homework diary that will be issued. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school each Monday for their Games lesson but have trainers in school daily to use for the ‘Daily Mile’ if they wish to wear them.


We welcome communication with parents. If you have any issues or queries you wish to raise with us, please, in the first instance, speak with your child’s class teacher. If they are not available, then please speak to Miss Higgins, Year Leader.
We will be using the homework diary as a communication tool with parents as well, so please ask your child to see it each week.