Year 5 2021 - 2022

Mr Yearsley

Mr Yearsley

Deputy Head Teacher

Miss Moon

Miss Moon

Senior Leader and Teacher

Year Five:

Year Five is very special this year.  Throughout the week, children will be taught by Mr Yearsley and Miss Moon.  Mrs Dews and Mrs Rumsey will also be working with our children on a regular basis.

Learning Environment:

The Year Five classroom is situated at the top of the Junior Corridor.  Children's learning environment suits the way they learn most effectively, small adult led groups, discussion groupings, independent learning and questioning, interactive class participation and many more.  The classroom has an array of interactive displays and cues to help the children access resources at any time they need them, e.g. problem solving cards, dictionaries, connectives walls, grammar links. Not to mention the wall displays in each area offering strategies and clues that children can use in lessons.

English and Maths:

English and Maths are taught daily and are often incorporated into other lessons. Mathematics and English are often taught through open ended questioning to really get the children thinking, it's not always a yes/no answer and a class discussion as to reasoning and choosng answers often leads to greater understanding.  The activities we complete range from practical to written and they are always differentiated to cater for the different learning needs of the children. Teaching styles and learning styles are always being considered to ensure children's needs are met.  Our English lessons are taught around a book, please see our attached curriculum plan to find the book we will be studying this half term. We use the text to explore grammatical features and to provide us with inspiration for exploring and writing different text types.


We learn about lots of exciting topics through the exciting curriculum areas and we will be carrying out lots of hands on activities, research, interviews, trips etc.... to help us understand more about each area. Our Year Five curriculum plan will give you a clear indication of what topics we will be studying at various points in the year.  If you think you can provide resources or information or know someone who is an expert in that field, please feel free to let us know.  Any help will be gratefully received.

Weekly Information:

For PE sessions, please ensure kit is in school on a Tuesday.

Each week we will be having spelling, times tables, multiplication, grammar and mental maths tests. These are designed to help us established areas that need teaching to the children but any revsion at home will help the children prepare for the week ahead.

Homework is set on a Friday and should be handed in on the following week through our Teams platform.

Garswood Twitter account will also keep you up to date with all the fun, learning, collaboration and adventures Year Five will be having throughout the year.


Many thanks,


The Year 5 Team

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Year 5: News items

A fresh new start!, by Mrs Potter

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Year 5: Gallery items

Judo assembly, by Miss Moon

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