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Welcome to 5Y's class page! 


Our class teacher is Mr Holloway and we are helped in our learning by Mr Watkin. 


Thank you for stopping at our class page to check out all of the interesting things that we will be doing during our journey through year 5. This page will include all the important information that you should need and will be updated regularly so you are kept in the loop!


Please see below for any important parental information and electronic copies of letters, homework and spelling lists. 


Our Curriculum




Our topic this term is 'Amazon to the Trent - why are rivers important to us?'. During this topic, we will be learning about: 


  • the water cycle,
  • the formation of a river,
  • the  River Trent,
  • Stoke on Trent and it's location within the UK,
  • the Amazon River,
  • different rainforests of the world.




In science this term, we are starting our learning about the properties of materials. We are looking forward to lots of investigations and practical work during this topic! 

Important information

P.E. days

5Y have their PE lessons on a Monday and a Friday.


Clean PE kits should be brought in to school on a Monday morning and will be sent home for a wash on a Friday. It is essential that the kit is in school all through the week (even on non-PE days) as our timetable can sometimes change at short notice. Please see the Sutherland Primary Academy uniform policy for further guidance on PE kit items.


Spellings and Homework

Reading is incredibly important to your child's development. Once they have been assessed, children at Sutherland each have a banded reading book. Each time they read at home and get their diary signed by an adult, they are able to earn tokens which they can collect and convert in to additional Golden Stamps! We would also like to encourage the children to read independently when possible, and to ask parents to sign their diaries when they do, so they can still get their Golden Stamps for reading! If you would like any advice on questions that you could ask your child or books, please speak to Mr Holloway.


Golden homework is another great way to earn extra Golden Stamps! Homework tasks are handed out at the start of every term and the number of Golden Stamps is shown for each homework task. Children can earn a higher number of Golden Stamps for homework that is completed to a fantastic standard. Our current homework tasks can be found via the Spellings and homework tab  above. 


Maths homework: This can vary from one to two pieces a week, and supplements learning during that week's unit. We strongly encourage children to complete this task on a weekly basis as it can only benefit them in the long run.


Spellings are handed out at the start of each term in a booklet containing each week’s word list. These can be found via the Spellings and homework tab. Spelling tests take place each Friday and we have a competition between the Year 5 classes to see which class can get the highest average score. It's obvious that 5Y will get the coveted spelling trophy!


We would like to send out a massive thank you to all parents in advance for being supportive of their children and actively encouraging them to complete their Golden Homework and weekly spellings! We really appreciate it!

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