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Welcome to Year 5 DS


Hello and welcome to class 5DS. Our teacher is Miss Spittle and our teaching assistant is Mrs Fenton.  In addition Mrs Mikolajczyk teaches us on a Tuesday afternoon.


Curriculum information

Our topic this term is ‘Amazing authors’. Through this we will be looking at the wonderful works of Roald Dahl and many other amazing authors that will capture the imagination of all.


Our lessons in Year 5 hope to make the most of our creative minds. Lessons in Maths will aim to be challenging, practical, fun and engaging whilst concreting foundations of mathematical methods. In English we will be taking on the role of editors and authors to improve our speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. We will be using lots of deep discussion and debate to help us with our learning.

In Science we will be learning through experimentation both indoor and outdoor, across a range of topics including Earth, space, animals and their habitats and the different forces that govern how things move.

Art and Design Technology will include numerous projects that will enable us to work with different materials, sculpt, draw, build, design and create truly wonderful pieces of art. We will also look at how art is manipulated through perspectives of artists, architects and designers.


This year in PE we will be looking at the fundamental movements of the body across a range of different sports. In addition Heronswood will be taking part in more competitions and events with local schools to give children the chance to show off their skills or compete in a friendly community.


Parent information

Please ensure your child has the correct indoor and outdoor kit in school all week. Indoor PE is black, white or navy shorts with a white T-shirt. (Under current guidelines, children will be required to be barefoot, unless otherwise supported by a medical note.) Outdoor kit consists of the above or, black or navy tracksuit with trainers when the weather cools. No jewellery on PE days and hair tied back. PE days: Weds pm and Thurs pm (subject to change).

The weather is now getting cooler so please ensure your child comes to school with a coat. In addition they will still need to bring a bottle of water to school every day because keeping your child’s brilliant mind hydrated is important. Please ensure this is clearly labelled.


Should you wish your child to walk home from school a letter will need to be sent to the office giving permission for them to be able to walk home without an adult.