“I know the plans I have for you says the Lord...plans to give you a hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29 v11

Holy Trinity and St John's Church of England Primary School

Hope | Believe | Achieve


Teacher: Miss Wall

Teaching Assistants: Miss Balcombe & Mrs Ward

Additional Adults: Mr Turner, Mr Williams


Class email:

Year 5 email:


Please do not hesitate to contact Miss Wall directly with any questions or queries using the kestrel email; or for any member of the year 5 team, email the year 5 email.  We will respond as promptly as possible.  Alternatively, you can find us on the playground at the end of most days or ask the office to make an appointment for a face-to-face meeting.

General Information



PE is currently on a Tuesday and for Term 1 will be swimming.  Please ensure that your child comes to school in their PE kit on this day (house coloured t-shirts) and have their swimming garments.  Pupils will return to school between 3:30pm and 3:45pm and will need to be collected from the main playground as usual.


Water Bottles

Please provide your child with a clearly named water bottle.  Please only fill with water and the class staff will refill throughout the day as necessary.



Your child may bring a healthy snack with them for the mid-morning break.  Please ensure that these are not in their lunch boxes and are set aside to be kept in class or in their individual lockers as there will be no access to lunch boxes prior to their lunch break.


Home Learning

Home Learning will be sent home on a Tuesday and is due in the following Monday.  Please encourage your child to complete as many of the tasks as possible - these are in addition to Times Table Rockstars and Reading.


Times Table Rockstars

Your child has a unique username and password for practising their multiplication tables on TTRS - the expectation is for at least 10 minutes a night where possible.  The children are set weekly targets and battles to complete which equate into house points and rewards.



Your child has a reading record for you to complete and sign.  Each read is worth 1 house point and regular reading will be rewarded.

As your child finishes their book, please ensure that they quiz on Accelerated Reader (see link below).  Your child also has a login for myON - an online reading platform to read/listen to books and quiz on them (see link below). 

All quizzes equate to prizes and accumulation of words - the more you read and quiz the more rewards you reap!  The book vending machine is waiting to eat your tokens!!



Year 5 Learning Overview (Please be aware that trips are provisional and may be changed)

Year 5 Maths Learning Overview 2023-2024


Super Science - Forces - Parachutes - Does the surface area of the parachute affect the rate at which it falls?

Our rocking roller-coaster virtual ride

Our inspiring visitor Mr Arnold Schwartzman - Writer, Director and Illustrator - He lived in Margate!

Geography - Why do Oceans Matter? Our Great Barrier Reef Posters

Music - finding the pulse and tempo - using body percussion - instruments to come later!

Making boats- testing buoyancy and water resistance

Testing Friction Using Books and Our Own Strength!!

Team Building and Fun in Woodland School!

Print Making From Different Materials in Art