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Year 5


Mrs Dale


Mrs Freeland

Welcome to Year 5

Year 5 is an exciting and challenging year at Benyon Primary School, as we encourage the children to be more responsible and independent in their learning. This year is important in beginning to prepare the children for the transition to secondary school. There is a focus on team building and working co-operatively with their class members. We use investigations and problem-solving tasks to ensure the children become critical thinkers. In Year 5, we provide a broad and balanced curriculum and through continuous assessment, enable the children to make progress in all subjects and gain confidence.


During the year, we will be exploring a range of topics including North and South America, Forces and Space. In mathematics, there is an emphasis on fractions, decimals and percentages. In reading, there is a continued focus on developing inference skills and drawing conclusions from the text. The children are encouraged to read at home and discuss their book to an adult. Year 5 is an action packed, fast paced year with a wealth of interesting activities for the children to enjoy. We want the children to above all - have fun and be well prepared for their final year -Year 6, at Benyon Primary School.



Meet the Teacher

Please follow this link for a short video, giving more information about what to expect in Year 5. This is in place of the usual 'Meet the Teacher' sessions that parents are usually invited in for during the autumn term.






Weekly Timetable


Curriculum Information

Home Learning



Weekly online Purple Mash homework - Reading and Mathematics. This is set on a Friday and due on Wednesday. Weekly spellings to learn - paper copy given on Friday to learn for spelling quiz the following Friday. The weekly spellings will include words from the Year 5/6 National Curriculum spelling list - see spelling word list below.


Home Learning Covid-19

During the Covid-19 school closure, support for home learning was provided for all pupils in Year 5 via educational websites such as Purple Mash, EdShed, TTRockstars and Scholastic Reading Pro. Should we find ourselves in a position where we have to isolate a particular year group or go into lockdown again, yours child's log ins for all of these websites have been stuck inside the front page of their Reading Record. If you are having trouble accessing these, please contact us on and we will help to get you up and running.


In the event of another lockdown or Year 5 having to isolate, further information on home learning will be posted here.

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