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Year 5

Year 5 is the third year group in Key Stage 2.

The school day starts at 9.00am and finishes at 3.15pm.

You can read the induction booklet for Year 5 for more information.

Classes And Teachers 

5 CAPYBARA (Room 2D) | Miss Davidson
5 LYNX (Room 2E) | Mrs Bennett



The Year 5 Summer Term Newsletter will be sent home at the beginning of this term together with the

Year 5 Summer Term Topic Web that outlines what we will be covering of the course of the term.

Our focus topic this term is The Victorians.

Dates and News

  • Friday 12th July - Trumpet Concert for Year 4 plus Year 5 & Year 6 continuers
  • Thursday 18th / Friday 19th July: Overnight trip to Walton Firs. Read the initial letter home here.
  • We encourage children to bring (named) water bottles in each day
  • Swaffield School app - please ensure you have downloaded the app and are registered in it to ensure you are kept up-to-date with what's happening
  • Please also check the Calendar to see whole school events such as Arts' Evening, Class Photos Day, and Sports Day.


We will have an indoor and an outdoor PE session each week. Please ensure your child brings in P.E. kit including trainers each week on a Monday and takes them home for a wash on Friday. 

We will also continue our swimming lessons this term. 

The children are expected to have the school PE kit (available from the supplier Stitch Design) including trainers for each session.  Long hair must be tied back on PE days.

If your child forgets their PE kit, they will wear a spare kit from school and lose minutes from golden time.


There is more information on our Homework page where you can find out more details of our homework policy, guidance for parents and also download some useful information to help you support your child at home. You'll also find some useful links on our Fun & Educational websites page that can help your child.

Homework tasks alternate each week. Homework is given out each Friday and is due back the following Tuesday. 

If your child is struggling with their homework please ensure they speak to their teacher on a Monday morning.

Please ensure your child is practising times tables daily using Times Tables Rock Stars. 


Year 5 children are expected to read each evening either independently or with an adult and should write their own comment in their reading record (where possible).

Please click here to see our Year 5 Reading List. 

Mobile Phones

Children in Year 5 and Year 6 may bring a mobile phone in to school.

Please ask the office staff for a permission letter, these need to be signed and returned to school before any phones are allowed in.

Mobile phones may not be used in school and should be handed in to the class teacher for safe keeping during the day. MeetingTeachers  Parents' Evenings take place in the Autumn and Spring terms - a private 15-minute appointment with your child's teacher to discuss progress.

If you wish to see your child's teacher at any other time, please speak to them in the first instance when you pick up your child from school. Teachers are always happy for you to make an appointment to see them which you can do through the School Office.


If you wish, you can send in a plate of fruit or donate a book to your child’s class and write a birthday message inside.

Swaffield is a 'Healthy School' and, as such, we do not allow sweets, chocolate or cakes to be brought into the classroom. This includes birthday cakes.

You may provide a plate of prepared fruit for the class to share if you wish.

If you wish you can buy a book to donate to your child's class and it will be inscribed, "This book has been donated to Class ... to celebrate the birthday of .........  .........." (It is always best to check the suitability of a particular book, with the class teacher, before you purchase it.)

Please DO NOT ask teachers to distribute 'birthday bags' or invitations.

The School Day

Start Of The Day

Year 5 children need to line up when the first bell goes ready to be collected by their teacher when the longer bell goes at 9.00am.

Water Your child may bring in a bottle of water with a non-spill cap to have during lessons.

Break Time 

Children may bring in a piece of fruit to eat at morning break or a dried fruit product which is labelled ‘one of your five a day'. No other snacks are permitted.

Alternatively they may purchase something at our Healthy Tuck Shop and should bring in no more than a maximum of 25p for this.

Milk is now available break time for those who have signed up to the Cool Milk service. Milk is free for under 5’s as well as those who get free school meals and subsidised for all other primary school children.
Find out more including how to register by visiting www.coolmilk.com


You can find out more about lunches and get a copy of the current school menu here.

End Of The Day 

The school day finishes at 3.15pm for Year 5.  The teachers bring the class down to meet parents/carers near the school’s main entrance. Children who are not collected on time will be taken to the School Office to wait for you.


In the autumn and spring terms we have Parent Evenings. However, if you have any concerns or questions about anything to do with your child, please don’t wait for a formal meeting, but contact us right away.

The teachers are always pleased to see parents or carers of the children they teach, but it is not possible for them to talk to you when they are responsible for a class.

Teachers are happy to make an appointment for before or after school.  The Head, Deputy and Assistant Head are very happy to see parents or carers at almost any time.   If you prefer, you can  ring to make an appointment to see either of them.

We want parents to feel welcome in our school. Please see your child’s teacher if you would like to help, for example, by accompanying classes on outings or helping with reading for the first half-hour of the day.