Year 5 – Welcome!

Year 5 is a very important year and the second 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.


Class 2E – Ms Bennett

Class 2D –  Ms Garcia-Menchon


The Year 5 Spring News was sent home at the beginning of this term together with the Year 5 Spring Term Topic Web that outlines what we will be covering of the course of the term. Our focus topic is Our Global Community.

Dates, Trips and Letters

  • We will be attending a Junior Citizenship Day as our trip this term. Details will be posted once finalised.
  • Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th March – Parents’ Evening – by appointment
  • We will add more dates here whenever they are confirmed. 
  • Please also check the Dates for your Diary page to see whole school events




Year 5 children have two PE sessions each week. Please bring in P.E. kit including trainers each week on a Monday and take them home for a wash on Friday. One session will be PE at school. The second session will be swimming, which is part of the curriculum, and is as follows:

Class 2D – swimming lessons weekly from 10th January until half term

Class 2E – swimming lessons weekly from 21st February to the end of the Spring Term. 

Swimming kit: children must bring in a towel, goggles, swimming cap, and appropriate swimwear each week.

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.

• Reading. Year 5 children are expected to read each evening for at least 25 minutes and write their own comment in their reading record (where possible).
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.
Spellings and Times Tables: children will be given spellings and times tables to learn and practise ready to be tested in school.


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.


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.


Swaffield is a ‘healthy school’ and we don’t allow sweets, chocolates or cakes (including birthday cakes) to be brought into class. 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.


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
Lunch. 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.