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Year 5

Welcome to Year Five


Year 5 are taught by Mr Daniel with the support of our TA – Mrs Stephens!

Reading is an important part of our development in year five and children are expected to read every day. Reading Journals are checked every Friday.


Spellings are tested and assigned on every Thursday/Friday, allowing time for children to learn their spellings. These words are then encouraged to be put into use by the children in their writing work.


Times tables are tested competitively in speed table tests on Thursday morning and children are spot-checked on their particular target tables throughout the week. Children need to give time to learning their times tables and as a result we expect their scores to increase week-on-week.


We have PE on Monday and Wednesday afternoons, please ensure that your child's PE kit is in school on these days, that it is clearly labelled and that it follows the guidelines available on our website.


If you have any questions, wish to see your child's work or just have a chat about their learning or behaviour in general, please feel free to drop by the classroom at the start or end of the day.

Olivia Performance July 2018

Thank you to all who came to see us performing 'Olivia' as our end of year Leaver's Play.  We worked hard to learn our words, songs and musical stage directions.  Thank you to everyone who helped with our performance and we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! 

Spanish Workshop at Churston Grammar School

On Tuesday 17th May 7 children, (4 from Year 5-Danielle, Ella, Maddison and Roxanna and 3 from Year 4- Jillian, Kieran and Sebi) visited Churston Grammar School to attend a morning’s Spanish Workshop run by Mrs Valenza- Bright, the Head of Modern Foreign Languages at the school. The children had a lot of fun whilst working very hard at improving their Spanish skills. Both Mrs Valenza-Bright and I were very impressed with their impeccable behaviour, work –ethic and their knowledge of Spanish!

Attendance treat Spring 2

Here is a few photos of year 5 on their residential trip in March at River Dart.

Music Share - February 2018

We performed to our parents and friends our musical learning based around the song: I'll Be There by the Jackson 5. We learned how to sing the song as a class and then composed pieces of music using three notes. We practised our compositions and then played these with the song. Thank you to all who came and we hope you enjoyed it!

Spanish - January 2018

On 11th January Matthew Keirman came in to visit us. He is studying GCSE German at Torquay Boys' Grammar School and used to come to this school. He loves learning German and showed us photos of his visit to Germany and Austria last year.  He taught us some German and we played some games. 

We thought it was 'Sehr Gut und Wunderbar!' (Very good and wonderful!) 

Volcanoes, Volcanoes, VOLCANOES!


Year 5 have erupted into a flurry of artistic talent over the last couple of weeks with the children applying their artistic talents to the task of painting volcanoes.


Composition, colour mixing/blending, brush techniques and textures have all been important learning areas to ensure their volcanoes go off with a bang!


Take a look at our skills development below and drop by the Year 5 classroom to see first-hand the exciting painting of our talented artists.


Mr Daniel and Mrs Stephens would also like to thank the families and friends of the children who have worked so hard this term to support their children's volcano based projects! We have been thrilled and inspired by the variety of responses to the task which have made their way into school this term - GREAT WORK ALL AROUND!

Mixing and blending watercolour paints to create a fire-filled eruption effect

The First Term!


What a term is has been so far!


A big thank you goes to all the parents who joined us for our Science Share on Tuesday. Don't worry if you were unable to attend on this occasion, we have plans for many more shares throughout the year and remember that you are always welcome to drop by and talk to the Year 5 team or share your children's learning at the end of each school day.


Another thank you needs to go to Kevin Foster MP who visited Year 5 and 6 this term to talk about his role as an MP, the journey to a seat in the House of Commons and the responsibilities he has in looking out for the best interests of such a wide ranging community as we have here in Torbay.

Kevin Foster MP Visits Y5 and Y6


We have continued to build upon our Spanish knowledge this term and have been learning about days of the week and months of the year.  We have been debating the situation in Catalonia in Spain and we will wait to see what happens after the referendum on December 21st.

Follow the link below to find out more!

School Attendance
  • Reception 100%
  • Year 1 91.3%
  • Year 2 88.7%
  • Year 3 93.8%
  • Year 4 93.3%
  • Year 5 90.3%
  • Year 6 85.9%
  • School 91.9%
House Points
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