Menston Primary School

Making our world a better place

Year 5 – Hawthorn & Hazel


Our Year 5 teachers are:

Hawthorn Class –  Miss Bourne

Hazel Class – Miss Taylor

Our Teaching Assistants are: Ms Graham, Mrs Pickard 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.


Remote Learning in the Event of a Bubble Closure

In the event of a class/bubble closure, we will provide your child with a remote home learning package for the duration of the bubble closure.  This will contain a mixture of  online and offline activities.  Details of this will be sent to you via Schoolcomms.  A  copy of it, along with the 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 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.


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.



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.