Welcome to Year 5's class page

Here is where you will find out more about our classes: Armadillo, Jaguar and Sloth!

Welcome back to school Year 5! We have some fantastic topics to teach you about this year and we cannot wait to see what you think of them. 

Please click this link to get to the Year 5 learning page to hear all about what you will be doing during your time in Year 5. 

 Miss McCarthy, Mr Thurston and  Mr Heaton

If there are any questions or concerns that you or your child may have, please let us know, perhaps sending a note in with your child or calling the office if you don't see us at drop-off or pick-up time. We want all of the children to have a great year in Year 5 and quickly settle back into school life, so please don't hesitate to come and talk to us!


Armadillo Class

Class Teacher: Mr Heaton, Mrs Thorpe and Mrs Lockett

Jaguar Class

Class Teacher: Mr Thurston, Mrs Thorpe and Mrs Lockett

Sloth Class

Class Teacher: Miss McCarthy, Mrs Thorpe and Mrs Lockett


Children will participate in PE both indoors and outdoors each week. Please ensure your child has a full change of clothes suitable for physical exercise and trainers for each PE lesson. School PE kit is available to buy from the school office. Children are expected to dress appropriately for the weather. All long hair must be tied up and earrings removed or covered during all lessons. 


See the termly newsletters for days as they may change from term to term.



At the start of each term, the children will take home a list of all the spellings that will be looked at over the coming term. They will no longer be tested on these spellings but we will be learning the associated spelling rules in class and completing spelling activities in lessons. 

The children are also expected to play Times Table Rockstars every week as part of their Maths homework. Their log-ins have been sent home. If your child is unable to access the TT Rockstars site, please let your class teacher know and they will be able to provide alternative Times Tables practice sheets.


In Year 5, we love reading and have got some glorious topic books! All children read regularly in school: they read weekly in guided reading, once every 3 weeks one-to-one with an adult and are given opportunities to read independently, daily. We also share a class story at the end of every day linked to our topic.  We give children opportunities to change books regularly. We encourage children to discover books they enjoy so if your child is a free reader, and is enjoying a particular novel at home, they are welcome to bring it to school to read during the day. 



Frodsham Weaver Vale Primary School: Spelling and Grammar