Evenlode Primary School

Always being our best, for ourselves and for each other

Year 5





Welcome to Poplar and Sycamore


Come and meet the team!  The class teachers are: Mrs Shields – Sycamore and Miss Williams – Poplar.




During the Autumn Term we will be look at the book 'Street Child' by Berlie Docherty with the hook of 'Change'.  In the Spring our novel is 'Skellig' by David Almond with 'Mystery' as our hook, and to end the year we finish with 'Wonder' by R.J. Palacio with a hook of the same name.  Please see our Curriculum Newsletters for more details on the learning in Year 5.



The school is currently working at evolving it's curriculum in line with the implementation of the Curriculum for Wales 2022.







Spelling - pupils will be given words weekly to work on in school. These words will be based on familiar word patterns as well as the high frequency words all pupils need to learn before leaving primary school. 


Reading - All pupils from will take part in daily guided reading sessions which are designed to develop all pupils reading skills. In groups pupils will read and discuss a range of texts.


Writing - through the focus on our termly novel, pupils will write using a range of genres with word and sentence level focus through to extended pieces of writing.




In Maths we cover a wide range of topics in line with the Curriculum for Wales. These include the four operations, Place Value, Shape and Space, Measures and Data Handling. Opportunities for problem solving and investigation work are provided across these topics. Lessons are differentiated to ensure all pupils are receiving work appropriate to their level of ability. Pupils answer a range of mental maths questions on a daily basis. 



Please ensure that all uniform is clearly displayed with your child’s name. Missing uniform can be found in the lost property box.



PE kits are to be worn to school on a Tuesday for games and a Friday for indoor PE.

Winter kit: jogging bottoms/leggings, school PE t-shirt and jumper.

Spring/Summer kit: shorts and school PE t-shirt.



Water bottles are kept in the classroom and children may drink throughout the day. This is in addition to any drink’s bottle included with a packed lunch. Please ensure this water bottle is clear and contains only water and their name is clearly marked. 


All homework at Evenlode is completed via Seesaw, an online learning journal.  Students use creative tools to enter text, to take pictures, draw, record videos and more to capture learning in a portfolio.  Children are issued with individual logins at the start of the year to be able to access their own journal and complete teacher created activities that are assigned on Fridays and submitted by Tuesday mornings.    Seesaw is available from on a computer, or you can install the Seesaw Class App on an iOS or Android device.  


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