Red Hall Primary

Red Hall

Primary School

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Believe and Achieve

Year 5

“You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think”
– A.A. Milne/Christopher Robin


In Year 5 our teacher is Mrs Marshall and our amazing teaching assistant is Miss Clemmons. They want every child in the class to achieve their full potential and make good progress! In class 5 we love books and love to read for pleasure. We really enjoy our topic work and it inspires us to produce some fabulous pieces of writing and creative art work.

How your child is learning at home is very important. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to email the School, and we will help you as best we can.

Key Dates

This half-term we have some key dates coming up..

  • Transition Days – Monday 24th June and Tuesday 25th June
  • DIVERSITY week – W.C. Monday 1st July


In our Literacy lessons we have been working on short stories. We have been looking at the ‘Just So’ stories by the amazing author, Rudyard Kipling! In the next few weeks, we will be planning and producing our very own ‘Just So’ story, using our imagination and writers techniques taught.

In Year 5 we also have a passion for reading and enjoy reading for pleasure. Each month we will be looking at a different author; learning about their life and the books that they have written. This month our author of the month is Liz Pichon.

Topic News

Our new topic is HOLA MEXICO – which we are really excited to get started with. To begin the topic, we held a Mexican afternoon and invited Y5/6 parents and carers to join us. We tried a variety of Mexican food, participated in a quiz and even encouraged the parents, carers and staff to try ‘the chilli challenge’. We now have lots of questions about the country Mexico and what life is like in this country. Watch this space for our new-found knowledge!


This half-term we are focusing on translation and rotation.


  • Homework is given out on a Thursday and is due in on Tuesday.
  • Spelling tests are on a Wednesday
  • Reading at home should be done at least 3 times per week. The staff in Y5 check children’s reading records daily
  • For each Topic there will be a home project to be completed – WATCH THIS SPACE! 🙂