Classes /
Key Stage UKS2
Year Group/s Year 5
Teacher Mr Barker

Mr Barker
Useful information for Year 5:

  • Your child will have P.E every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday (Unless they have swimming) – please ensure that a full P.E kit is in school on Monday morning which will then remain in school for the half term. If your child has a medical reason not to participate in P.E then please do let the class teacher or office know. All jewellery must be removed during P.E sessions.

Expectations in Year 5:

  • Spellings will be sent home to learn every Tuesday (they are also on the blog), in preparation for a spelling test on the following Friday. Please support your children in learning their spellings.

  • Children are required to read for a minimum of 5 minutes every night – please support them in doing this. Reading records must be signed by adults, and you must write the pages read so that we are able to change books when necessary. The children must also write a book report when they have finished the book.

  • Please ensure that your child completes all other homework sent home as they are vital to your children’s learning and progress. Homework is sent home on Fridays, to be collected the following Tuesday any child who doesn’t bring in their homework will be kept in during break on Tuesday.

  • Children can bring in water bottles. They will be kept in class.Thank you for your continued support.

Additional guidance. 


Your child should understand what they have to do before they go home. It will be their responsibility to check before they go home.

Please be careful with the Maths; let your child show you the methods we use.

Please allow your child to be more responsible by allowing them to give reasons why the occasional homework is not done.
Please hear your child read each night for at least 5 minutes. 

 At this age, it is very important for your child to start reading a wide range of suitable material that grabs their interest.

Ask them questions to make sure of their understanding.

Please sign the reading records each night and your comments will be very helpful.
Tiredness/ Healthy Diet
Please make sure your child gets at least 10 1/2 hours unbroken sleep each night. Plenty of restful sleep and a healthy diet has been proved to give your child a much better chance of being successful and happy in school.
Make sure they are not being kept awake by taking mobile phones, TV, computer games etc. out of their rooms on school nights.


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