Meet the Team

Mrs L Dixon


Mrs J Stansfield

Teaching Assistant

Miss J Gallagher

Teaching Assistant

Welcome to Year 5 

Welcome to Year 5! This year we have 32 wonderful, hard-working, smart and responsible Year Five children taught by Mrs Dixon and assisted by Mrs Stansfield, Mr Irvine and Miss Gallagher. The children have adapted to our new routines well, both in class and around school, and are showing a growing maturity. We have got so many fun and exciting things planned for this year. 


At the beginning of term, the children suggested their ideas for the Bucket List of experiences and activities they wanted to enjoy over this academic year. Here is the list;


Year 5 Bucket List

The children of Year Five have decided that their ‘Bucket List’ of Year Five experiences during this year should include;


· Create an Anglo-Saxon village

· Experience a Greek Day

· Build a moon buggy

· Have a Science and Technology day

·Build mountains

· To be announced (I wonder what this could be?)

 We can’t wait to take part in all of these wonderful activities.


We also have a list of books that it is suggested we try and read this year, in class and at home.

Year 5 Book Bucket List 

Beowulf – Michael Morpurgo

The House With Chicken Legs – Sophie Anderson

Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens

The Railway Children – E Nesbitt

The Nowhere Emporium – Ross MacKenzie

The Phantom Tollbooth – Norton Juster

Who Let the Gods Out – Maz Evans

Wolf Brother – Michelle Paver

The Invention of Hugo Cabret– Brian Selznick

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe – CS Lewis



Dinners: School dinners this half term will be ‘packed lunch’ style with children being offered a hot dinner on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and sandwiches on Tuesday and Thursday. Children will be able to choose their lunch from a set menu ready for each week.  


Water: Please ensure that your child has a bottle of water every day, labelled with their name, to keep them hydrated throughout the day and to drink with their lunch. We are no longer able to provide the children with cups from school.


Snack: The children can bring in a healthy afternoon snack, which must be kept in their coat pocket or in their tray.  


P.E kits: We will be doing PE outside as much as possible so please ensure that your child has the appropriate kit for this. Their kit can remain in school for the half term. Please take out or tape up earrings on PE days. Children may bring in plain black tracksuit bottoms or leggings for outdoor PE sessions.


Forest School: This year, we have decided that it will be more practical to ask you to send your child in their forest school clothes instead of uniform on Forest School day. Do not forget - they will still need to bring their change of footwear and waterproofs in a bag. Please ensure that the clothes sent to wear are not for ‘best’ and that they will be appropriate for the weather conditions. Please bring a bag with an additional coat and wellies on the Forest School dates (please see timetable below)


Library and Reading Books: Please could you return any school books from last year as soon as possible. Reading books will be changed on a Monday. Please ensure your child has their reading book in school every day. 








Forest School


Homework due in


Book Change Day



Spelling Test






Homework Set


If you have any questions, please speak to me on the playground, call the school or contact me via email 

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