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Year 5 - Shark class

Welcome to Shark Class! 

Welcome Back!

Hello Sharks laugh


Miss Lyndley will be teaching Shark Class all day Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, plus Friday morning.

Mr. Warren will be teaching on Thursdays and Ms Elsworth on Friday afternoons.


PE for Shark Class will be Monday and Friday mornings so please come to school in your PE kits on those days. Bring something warm to wear over the top on cold days and bring a change of shoes in case your trainers get a bit wet or muddy. We will be outdoors for both PE sessions. Earrings should be removed on these days or, in the case of new piercings, they should be taped over. 


I am excited that we will have Forest Schools every Wednesday. The children should wear their wellies for this and may bring jogging trousers to wear for it once the weather gets colder and the ground gets muddier. They should also have a warm waterproof coat. 


We will be going outside at breaktimes as much as possible so please  make sure you have a named coat and named pair of wellies in school every day. We all know how unpredictable the British weather can be. 


For the first few weeks we will take things slowly as you get to know your new class and teachers. We will start off with activities based on the lovely book "Here We Are" by Oliver Jeffers as well as looking at the St Andrew's values of love, trust and perseverance. 


Welcome to Year 5 Sharks'! This would normally have been delivered in a parent meeting, so for this year, here is the powerpoint with some useful information.


Dates for your diary:


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We hope to arrange a week of exciting and diverse day trips in the Spring Term 2021.

Shark Class Timetable

After the first few weeks, our timetable will look something like this. 

Our main topic this term will be Off With Her Head which will start in week four.

What sort of man would order the beheading of his wife? Was she really that bad? Travel back in time to the 1500s and meet the terrifying Tudors, a domineering dynasty that changed our history. Discover an opulent court where dancing and singing goes hand in hand with swift falls from favour, and even swifter falling of heads. Develop your painting skills in miniature, solve riddles and remember to protect your precious neck with a large white ruff, if you want to survive at Tudor court. 


The National Curriculum for Years 5 and 6 expects children to be able to:

  • Use further prefixes and suffixes and understand the guidance for adding them (such as –able and –ible)
  • Spell some words with ‘silent’ letters (such as knight)
  • Continue to distinguish between homophones and other words which are often confused
  • Use knowledge of morphology and etymology in spelling
  • Use dictionaries to check the spelling and meaning of words
  • Use a thesaurus

By the end of Year 6, children are expected to understand and be able to meet the challenging spelling demands outlined in the National Curriculum. Children’s knowledge is assessed through a grammar, punctuation and spelling test that children sit in May as part of a week of national tests.


National Curriculum Spelling Lists: By the end of Year 6 pupils should be able to spell all of these words and be able to use them in their writing.

English National Curriculum Year 5 and 6 Programme of Study.

Maths National Curriculum Year 5 Programme of Study

Stay smart online

Useful links


Here are some useful links which you can use at home. 


Remember the more you use Mathletics, the more certificates you can earn. Time to go for GOLD!

It is a fantastic way to practise your maths skills. 



Those of you who have logins to Lexia, Dynamo Maths and/or Reading Eggs, please spend regular time on these . password "maths"  use mathletics username/pw





Reading journal ideas



Check out this link to the Book Trust's Great Books Guide!