Welcome to Year 5

Year 5

Welcome back to a new year at Brentnall; I hope that everyone has had a lovely break. I would like to welcome your child to Year 5 – Amethyst.

This year your teacher will be Miss Gorton. Also working in Year 5 will be Mrs. Weston, Mrs Medowcroft and Mrs Smethurst.  


Everybody is looking very smart in their new uniforms; we ask that children’s names can be written in all items, to ensure no uniform is lost throughout the year.


This year homework will be sent out on a Friday and should be returned to school on a Wednesday. Each week will include a piece of Maths and a set of spellings that will be tested on a Friday.


Every child in upper school has been provided with a school diary, this should be taken home every night along with a reading book that has been chosen by your child. The diary is to be signed and returned the next day to show your child has read at home (15-20 minutes).

Always Rules

Every Friday after assembly we will discuss our 6 Always rules. Each child will reflect upon the week, discussing as a class if they have succeeded in each therefore being able to move up our board. On reaching the top an Always badge will be rewarded to wear with pride. Our rules are:

  • Always treat others the way you want to be treated
  • Always be honest
  • Always respect everyone and the environment
  • Always use your manners
  • Always try your best in everything you do
  • Always work as a team to encourage and inspire

House Points

Excellent behaviour is rewarded with house points; the winning team is then announced during Friday’s Celebration Assembly. Children can receive house points for behaviours such as using good manners, being helpful, following the ‘Always’ rules and trying their best.







Cycle 1



Floodland by Marcus Sedgwick

Discussion text

Non-chronological report

Diary entry

Message in a bottle



Focus on Arithmetic:

Number and place value

Addition and subtraction

Multiplication and division

Square and cubed numbers





Properties and Changes of Materials






Geography – Rivers




Dance with Miss Gorton – Tuesday afternoon

Hockey with Miss Gorton – Thursday afternoon

PE is part of our uniform and we ask it to be a white t-shirt and black shorts, pumps or trainers. For cultural or religious reasons girls may wear white long sleeved t-shirts and black leggings.





En Ville (The Town)






Why do some people think God Exists?






River Art (links with Geography topic)