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Whitecote Primary School

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Year 5

Hello and welcome to the Year 5 webpage!


5 Spruce: Mr Sheffrin and Mrs Hepworth

5 Birch: Miss Masters and Mrs Hall




Outdoor PE will be on a Friday afternoon and indoor P.E. on a Tuesday afternoon. Please ensure children have the correct kit for each day.



In Year 5 children will need to read every day, they can practise tables on as well as spellings and reading books. 


Times Tables Rockstars

Each child has an account that they can access at home - there is also a 'Times tables Rockstars' app that you can download to your phone or tablet. It has been proven that those children who use these perform better in school and In tests.



Children should read for at least 10 minutes every night.  If you sign their diary when they have read with you, they can earn a sticker on the class Reading Leaderboard and earn prizes.


It is a school expectation that this homework is completed on time each week.



This term we are looking at space.  This includes reading Northern Lights by Philip Pullman, experiencing a visiting planetarium and making our own version of Holst's The Planets Suite.  In PSCE we are learning about different stereotypes and in science we are studying forces.

On 15th January 2019, a little piece of the universe came to Whitecote thanks to a visit from the Yorkshire Planetarium. Year 5 went on a journey through space to investigate the Solar System and beyond. They journeyed from planet to planet across the Solar System, from star to star across the constellations and from galaxy to galaxy across the universe.

Tom Palmer