Menston Primary School

Making our world a better place

Year 5 – Hawthorn, Hazel & Rowan


Our Year 5 teachers are:

Hawthorn Class –  Miss Dawson

Hazel Class – Miss Taylor

Rowan Class – Mrs Ayers (Maternity Leave) / Miss Bourne

Our Teaching Assistants are: Mrs Corrigan, Mrs Help, Mrs Pheasey and Mr Thompson


Daily – 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 hooded coat. During the summer children should also have a named sunhat.

PE – Hazel and Rowan have PE on Monday. Hawthorn and Rowan have PE on Wednesday. Please ensure PE kits are clearly named.

Swimming – Monday AM. Hawthorn and half of Rowan class will have lessons from 9th September to 18th November. Hazel and half of Rowan class will have lessons from 25th November to 14th February.


Please click here for some suggestions for home learning.

Please click here for home learning resources.


In Year 5, homework will be sent home on a Monday. Children will be given up to 3 pieces . To encourage independence, children will use a homework diary instead of receiving a weekly letter.

Reading: Please encourage your child to read a variety of texts. It is important that children are reading regularly to develop fluency as children are expected to read increasingly longer texts with greater speed.

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.


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

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.


In line with the government directive, as of Monday 23rd March until further notice, Menston Primary School will be open as a childcare facility to our school’s key worker children and children that fall into the vulnerable category for those times when they cannot be safely cared for at home. Department for Education advice is that if it is at all possible for children to be at home then they should be. For any children registered for childcare, please report all absences to the school office before 9am. We have a 24 hour absence line 01943 873180 where you can leave a message to let us know what the reason for absence is. You must not send any children in if they are displaying the symptoms of Covid-19 which include a new, persistent cough and/ or a high temperature. If your child has sickness or diarrhoea they must be kept off school for 48 hours after the last bout of illness.

Important Dates

Easter Holiday – The school will continue to run as a childcare facility for key workers’ children/ vulnerable children throughout the Easter holidays.
Apr 6 – Apr 17 all-day
Teacher Training Day
Jul 20 all-day
Summer Holidays
Jul 21 – Sep 2 all-day