Year 5 2017 - 2018

Welcome to Year 5

When children begin Year 5 they are part of Upper Key Stage 2, the final phase for their primary education.  In Year 5 essential learning takes place to prepare chdilren for their end of Key Stage 2 tests in Year 6.  Maths, English (which includes Reading, Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation as well as Writing) take place daily to ensure chidlren's skills, knwoledge and understanding in the core subjects are fully developed. 

This is not the only focus however, as the children need to work hard in all subjects, to achieve the level they are capable of.  This is why we stress to parents the importance of homework.  Children are given regular homework on a Friday, which is expected to be returned by Wednesday of the following week, at the latest. During the Summer, Christmas and Easter holidays, children are given a Learning Log to complete, to help them explore the next topic they will be studying.  We encourage parents to be involved in their child’s homework to ensure they complete it to the same high standard expected of them within school.  

In Year 5, there is a focus on Enterprise, with the children investigating and creating their own business ventures and products to sell, raising money towards their Summer Term trip to Bradley Wood Activity Centre.  They are encouraged to develop their collaborative skills as well as being given tasks which encourage them to become more independent in their learning as they move towards the challenges in Year 6.  In addition, children are encouraged to take greater responsibility through volunteering for junior positions within the school such as Play leaders and Office Juniors.  This allows our children to develop wider skills and responsibilities.


Year 5 staff

5A   Mr A Greenhalgh (teacher) / Miss S Patel (teaching assistant)

5B  Mr M Shotter (teacher) / Mrs N Stead (teaching assistant)

5C  Mrs S Sadiq (teacher) / Mrs R Uppal/Miss Begum (teaching assistants)

Mrs Z Rashid (additional teacher)

Additional support - Mrs S Peat

SEN support - Mrs N Akthar/Ms I John


How wonderful the year is:

Year 5 Cooking experiences


Year 5’s visit to Bradley Wood - Activities included: High ropes, climbing wall, bush craft, archery and orienteering.


Quotes from students:

“The trip to Bradley Woods was amazing"

"We do lots of fun things like cooking.  Mr Hunt-Brown is really good at teaching us how to cut vegetables and make delicious food."

"We read lots of really fun books in Year 5 like Billionaire Boy."


School Trips

There are various trips and visitors for the children to look forward to in Year 5 including Bradley Woods and a visit to Magna Museum.



Year 5 children spend the year learning to swim at a local pool and we ask for parental support to ensure children have their swimming kit in school ready for the Wednesday session.  Currently, children go on a Wednesday morning.  They also have a PE session in school on a Tuesday and we ask that PE kit is kept in school ready for this session.  Please ensure all PE kit is labeled. 



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Mount Pleasant Primary School

Victoria Road

Office Opening Times
Start: 08:00
Finish: 16:00

Breakfast Club 08:00 - 08:45

If, as a parent of a pupil attending this school, you require a paper copy of the information on this website, we shall provide this free of charge.

Head Teacher: Mrs Naeem Nazir

Safeguarding Officer: Mrs Sandra House

Business Manager: Mr Mohammed Imran

School SENCo: Miss Sarah Peat

Chair of Governors: Dr Andrew Williams

Main Contact: Mrs Lynnette Haley

Tel: 01484 223198