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.


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.

Year 5’s Amazing Lockdown Learning

Thank you to all of the Year 5 children who are working hard at home and to their families who are supporting them with this. We love seeing the fantastic projects that you’ve been working on. Here are just a few…

Natural colour work

Skillful water colour work

Beautiful observational drawing

Could you solve this marble maze?

A useful recycled birdfeeder

Click to read Maxim’s writing The Story of William Kamkwamba

This week’s home learning:

A fantastic piece about kindness

A beautiful fairy hotel!

Brilliant Roman Numeral work

Click to watch Freya’s reading of her Roman scroll

Fantastic coding!

The kindness seed by Sofia
Emilia and Isobel

This week’s home learning:

A collage of some fantastic home learning


My Ancient Greek Timeline - TM







A fantastic and very creative 3D model of the Solar System

How to catch a dragon instructions Harry Rutherford




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 anyone in the household is displaying the symptoms of Covid-19. If your child has sickness or diarrhoea they must be kept off school for 48 hours after the last bout of illness.