Year 5

A warm welcome to our Year 5 home page. On this home page you will find information about what the children will be learning, latest news, children’s achievements, homework and useful links.

Year 5 Class Teachers

5B - Miss Briarwood

5C - Miss Surrall

5J - Mr Bridgewater

Year 5 News

Please could all children ensure they have their coats and change of footwear for their outside education lessons on Fridays as well as their PE kit in school every day. Also, children will need their swimming kits in school on Thursdays. Homework is given on Fridays and due back on Wednesdays of each week.


Well done to those children who were chosen for Miss Barratt’s ‘Instant Star’. It is wonderful to see so many children trying their very best in all subjects, including their homework. Keep up the good work.

We Are Learning:

In Literacy, we have been discussing how authors use language used in discussion texts. In Numeracy, we have been looking at how to multiply factions.  In ICT, we have been presenting our power point presentations on The British Empire.



Subject Task
Reading Read for at least half an hour a night and ask your parent(s) to fill in your diary. You should also write a comment about the book.
Times Tables Practise your times tables.
Spellings Learn your spellings
Literacy Write a descriptive setting about a trip you have been on. Use high level vocabulary and lots of show not tell sentences.
Numeracy Get the sheet off your teacher.
Science / IPC

Write an information leaflet about Queen Victoria as part of your British Empire topic

Unicef Learn articles 27 - 30


Year Group Events

P.E on Tuesdays, Swimming on Thursdays and Outdoor Education & YogaBugs on Fridays.

Useful Links

Year Group Information

At Dorrington, homework is considered a vital part of the children’s education as it not only supports, but enhances the learning taking place in school. We ask that all parents and carers support children in their homework and encourage them to take responsibility for their own learning.
Homework will be given out every Friday and includes; one piece for literacy, numeracy, science/IPC and spellings. In addition, we ask that children read at least three times per week to an adult and have their reading records completed accordingly. As an ongoing commitment to drive progress in mathematics at Dorrington, children also have a multiplication project to complete each week. All homework will be collected on the following Thursday.


Each week children participate in two physical education sessions (one indoor the other outdoor). These P.E. sessions play a vital role in educating children about the benefits of enjoying a healthy lifestyle as well as promoting the spiritual, moral social and cultural aspects associated with P.E.  It is therefore important that all children participate in these sessions.

Please ensure children have the appropriate P.E. kit for their PE days:

White T-shirt
Black Shorts/Tracksuit bottoms
Suitable footwear (Trainers for outdoor P.E.)

Outdoor Education

We ask that children come to these sessions in appropriate outdoor clothing, which can be left in school during term time. It is suggested that children have with them a warm, waterproof coat and sensible footwear appropriate for outdoor use i.e. boots or wellingtons.

If you have any questions or queries regarding your child, please do not hesitate to contact the school office to arrange to speak to a year group teacher or make an appointment if necessary.


At Dorrington, we believe that the Internet plays an important role in developing children’s learning. As part of our commitment to E-Safety we recommend that children use  ‘Safe Search’ (Click the link below) when browsing the Internet at home. Safe search is designed to make it safer for children to access webpages. However, it is still recommended that children are always supervised when using the Internet.