Menston Primary School

Making our world a better place

Year 5 – Hazel & Rowan


Our Year 5 teachers are:

Rowan Class – Miss Dawson

Hazel Class – Miss Dibb

Our Teaching Assistant is: 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 Friday. Children need to come into school wearing their PE kit.


Rowan Class – Monday 27th September – Monday 29th November

Hazel Class – Monday 28th February – Monday 23rd May


Remote Learning 

In the event of your child testing positive, we will provide a remote home learning package for the duration of their isolation period.  This will contain a mixture of online and offline activities.  All lesson materials your child needs, will be uploaded into Google Classroom for your child to access using their usual Google Classroom login details.


In Year 5, homework will be sent home to parents on a Wednesday, in the form of a weekly letter. Children will be given up to 3 pieces. To encourage independence, children will use a homework diary.

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. We expect Year 5 children to be reading at home every day, sometimes independently and sometimes with an adult. Vocabulary is important so exploring the meaning of unfamiliar words is beneficial.

Spelling: Spelling is a high priority for Year 5 and will be taught and practiced in class on a regular basis. Children will also receive regular spelling homework each Wednesday.


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

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.


Please report all absences to the school office before 8:30 am. 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 child in to school if they are displaying the symptoms of Covid-19. Please keep them off school and book a PCR test. If your child has sickness or diarrhoea they must be kept off school for 48 hours after the last bout of illness.