Teacher: Mr Biddle

TAs: Mrs Chivers, Ms Edwards & Mrs Abbott

Dear Year 5 Parents and Carers,

Welcome back!

For terms 1 and 2 we will be learning about various Great Britons from history. We will be starting off with JK Rowling. 

Our topic will kick off with a Harry Potter day. 

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We know that we can also continue to rely on your support with the following aspects of school life:

Reading – In Year 5, it is still essential that your child continues to read regularly at home (at least 3 times a week).  Please continue to support them with this by ensuring that they are reading high quality texts of the correct level, and by listening to them regularly and discussing what they have read (using the prompts in their Reading Record for guidance).

PE Kit and Uniform - Please ensure that your child has a full PE kit in school at all times, that it meets uniform expectations and that it fits! PE for Year 5 takes place on Mondays and Thursdays

Particular points to remember are: PE kits should be plain (no football shirts, etc.); footwear is black daps/pumps or trainers; tights should not be worn under PE shorts; hair should be tied back; and earrings must be removed. St Mary’s considers our school uniform, which includes appropriate footwear, to be an important matter too. Please therefore ensure your child’s dress conforms with the requirements given on the school website. Remember, for example, that any hair accessories must be discrete and that nail varnish and jewellery (other than small ear studs) should not be worn.

Homework - Spelling homework will be handed out on a Friday, and must be completed by the following Friday. Occasionally, topic-based homework will also be given, which may span a number of weeks.

Whilst we encourage our older pupils to become increasingly more independent in their final years at the school, we still encourage a close relationship with parents and carers, so please feel free to contact us and we can then arrange a mutually convenient time to discuss any queries or concerns in a timely manner.


Kind regards,

Mr Biddle, Mrs Gault & Mrs Walker