Welcome to Year 5!

This week's Star of the Week is Faye, for well though-out presentation across the curriculum that clearly demonstrates learning. Well done :)

Amalie is the Year 5 Pride of the Week, for learning from her mistakes and using them as tools for learning. Well done :)

Please note that unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, Year 5 will not have a theme-linked visit or trip this term - we are very sorry for the disappointment.

We are happy to announce, however, that our usual visit from the Planetarium has been arranged for our Term 2 theme, Earth and Space (Dec 6th).

Should you have any questions or concerns, please come and speak to one of our Year 5 Team Members (Mrs Gibson, Miss Jones and Mrs Gresham), or contact Mrs Gibson on one of the following email addresses: Year5@dunholme.lincs.sch.uk or jess.gibson@dunholme.lincs.sch.uk 

Click on the Theme Plan link below to find out more about what we are learning this term!

Term 1 Theme Plan - Crime and Punishment Through the Ages

Key Dates for Term 1:


Oct 18th - FODs Disco

Oct 19th - Last day of term

Please ensure P.E. kits are in school on a Monday and a Friday, to enable your child to fully participate in lessons. Outdoor P.E sessions will usually take place on a Monday morning; indoor sessions will usually take place on a Friday afternoon.


Remember: if you have found your homework difficult to do at home or haven't had enough spare time out of school to complete it, there is a homework club in the year 6 classroom on a Monday and Wednesday lunchtime where you can get help and advice (or just some extra time to complete it).

All homework is handed out on a Friday, along with new spellings. All homework should be handed in BY THE FOLLOWING THURSDAY, with Spelling Tests usually taking place on Friday afternoons. 

Reading record

This should be filled in with any reading undertaken outside of school (NB: children should be aiming to read for 20 minutes per day). Additionally, when learning words for a spelling test, children will have the opportunity to record their words here for them to practise at home. 



Where possible, homework should be completed independently. If your child is struggling, they should see their teacher or attend homework club, for further clarification and support.

All homework is stored in a tray at the back of the classroom labelled 'Homework sheets', for your child to access independently if they have been absent on a Friday.

It is each child's responsibility to ensure they have collected and completed homework in the case of absence.

English - please click the links below for homework sheets

  Identifying the main clause in a complex sentence


  Place value - multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000


 Rule/focus: words with the letter string '-ough'


 Please ensure that any unfamiliar words are looked up by the children, to help them work out how they are pronounced and what they mean. This way, these words can be used in the children's own writing successfully.

Children choose their spellings from a pyramid of words related to the spelling rule that week (gradually increasing in difficulty) - generally, they are required to choose at least one word from each tier until they have ten. Should they have made any errors on their previous spelling test (up to 4 errors), they 'replace' words from the spelling pyramid with these i.e. 6 new words from the pyramid and 4 words from the previous spelling test.

Using techniques such as 'Look, say, cover, write, check' and word pyramids (gradually building a word up in a pyramid formation, letter by letter) can be helpful when practising spellings.   






These websites will help you if you get stuck with your homework. If all else fails, type your question into Google and see if you can find anything to help you!