Menston Primary School

Making our world a better place

Year 5 – Hazel & Rowan

Rowan Class – Mrs Pease

Hazel Class – Mrs Blaby

Our Teaching Assistants are: Mr Moore and Mrs Palmer


Children need to bring a named water bottle into school every day.

Children are able to access outside learning regularly so it is important that they always come to school with a waterproof, hooded coat. During the summer, children should also have a named sunhat.

Children need to bring their reading book and reading journal each day.


This half term, Year 5 PE is on Friday. Children should come to school wearing their PE uniform on this day.


The Year 5 newsletter is sent out via email every Friday.

Reading: Children in Key Stage 2 should read at home for 20 minutes at least three times every week. This can be independently or with an adult. Your child should have a book they have chosen from the vast array of exciting reading books in our class library. It is really important that your child brings their reading book to school with them every day. Just a reminder: when your child reaches a ‘pause point’, we would love them to try answering the questions in their orange exercise book. If these questions are tricky, your child is welcome to answer them verbally with your support or to answer them in school instead. The important thing is that they are enjoying and understanding the book.

Times Tables: It is essential that children develop fluent recall of all times tables and other arithmetic facts and strategies.  Children are assessed on all multiplication tables up to 12 x 12 at the end of Year 4. Children should continue to practise number fluency throughout Years 5 and 6.

Spelling: Spelling is a high priority for Year 5 and will be taught and practised in class on a regular basis. Spellings will be set every Tuesday. Children have logins for Spelling Shed which they can also access from home to help them learn the spelling patterns.

Please click here to see our homework challenges for this half term.

A weekly learning overview letter will be sent via SchoolComms each Friday.

For information on school milk please click here.

Children in KS2 should bring a healthy snack such as fruit or vegetables for morning playtime.

For information on writing over the year, please click here.

For information on reading over the year, please click here.

For information on maths over the year, please click here.

For information about our learning over the year, please see our Year 5 Long Term Plan.

For information about the end of year expectations for Year 5, please click here.


We are extremely happy to share with you that Menston Primary School has achieved Silver Award Status for the United Against Bullying Programme.
Our My Happy Mind theme for this half term is ‘Appreciate’. The Appreciate module teaches children to understand why gratitude matters and how we can develop gratitude as a habit. Gratitude is key to wellbeing and resilience and we’re all about making it a habit!

Important Dates

May Half Term
May 25 – Jun 2 all-day
Teacher Training Day – School Closed to Children
Jun 3 – Jun 4 all-day
KS2 Sports Day (provisional date which may need to change depending on Y6 – Y7 transition days)
Jun 20 all-day