Menston Primary School

Making our World a Better Place

Welcome to Year 5

In Year 5, we are enthusiastic learners. We are on a journey to improve and excel in all we do. Rather than sticking with what we know, we look for new ways to grow and develop as learners, therefore getting better every day! We understand that learning is a journey that offers challenge in order for us to achieve our goals.

Rowan and Hazel classes make a fantastic Year 5 team; we often come together to take part in outdoor learning and also to share playtime responsibilities.

On our page, you can find information regarding PE, Swimming and homework routines as well as an overview of our curriculum.

Please feel free to contact us should you require any more information.


Mrs Chloe Kenyon – Teacher (Year 5 Rowan)

Miss Jemma Walker – Teacher (Year 5 Hazel)

Mrs Christine Help – Teaching Assistant



PE kit required (indoor and outdoor)


PE kit required (indoor and outdoor)

Currently, Hazel class are swimming on Friday mornings. Rowan class will begin swimming in November.


Homework will usually be set on Fridays. This will be communicated via our weekly letter, as well as being stuck in your child’s Banana Book which is where they will complete their homework. Children will receive up to 3 pieces per week – Big Talk (due Monday), Maths homework (due Friday) and Spelling homework (also due Friday).

Please follow this link to access parent information about end of year non-negotiables for English and Mathematics. Any support that you can give to your child to achieve these targets will be extremely valuable.


Children will be provided with all relevant logins for the following websites.


The children are able to access MyMaths, not just for homework, but for extra Maths at home!


DK Find Out!


Internet Matters


Our Learning this Term

Please click this link to view the Spring Two Newsletter

We began the summer term with our Brazil topic. The children enjoyed an exciting day where we explored South America and Brazil on a World map and created our very own Brazilian Art murals.

We have really enjoyed reading ‘The Explorer’ by Katherine Rundell which follows the exciting journey of four children who crash land in the Amazon rainforest. Using Rundells’s style of writing, we wrote our chapter of the book. We had to show the characters’ personalities through what they were doing and saying using exciting description and dialogue. The children have continued to work hard on CUPS and ARMS in their writing which encourages them to edit and improve their work.


In Maths, the children have built on their existing knowledge of angles and shapes, by estimating, measuring and drawing their own angles. As well as this, they have learnt how to calculate the size of missing angles based on what they know about angles on a straight line and around a point.

We have enjoyed looking at the life cycles of different organisms. We have compared the life cycles of Amphibians, Birds, Mammals and Insects. We hope to visit the pond soon to see the life cycle of an amphibian at different stages.