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Hucknall National

CofE Primary School

Growing together in learning, love and faith

Year 5


Welcome to Year 5 for 2021-2022


Welcome to the Year 5 page.


This will be a little corner of the Internet that will show the world what Year 5 at HNPS are up to. We are made up of two different classes: Goshawk and Peregrine. 


We are looking forward to a year filled with adventure and wonder. From following the exploits of Antarctic Explorers through the Vikings and Saxons to learning about how World War 2 affected children and the world.


As with many aspects of living with COVID, we are currently formulating plans and trying to work out what parts of previous experiences like the residential trip to Castleton that we will be able to run.

As soon as we have any news we will let you know.


Please come and see us if you would like to find out more!


Many thanks, 

Miss Pell, Mr Dutton, Mrs Doran and Mrs Deakin



Race to the Pole  

This term's work will be based on Antarctica.  We will be finding out about the bravery and resilience of Ernest Shackleton and his ill-fated expedition to get to the South Pole and the lives of the creatures that he came across while his expedition was stranded there.


The children will be writing about the animals and what it will have been like to have been on the expedition: dealing with the harsh conditions, the constant fear and the determination to survive and get home.


The other curriculum areas, (Science, PSHE, Art, Design and Technology and Art) will use the theme of Antarctica and the Polar Regions as their stimulus.  So please look forward to different conversations about what it would have been like to have been trapped in such a hostile environment.

 Physical Education


Year 5's P.E. session are on a Friday afternoon. Please can you ensure that your child comes to school in the correct P.E. kit for the day.  They are not getting changed at school.



Homework will be set weekly through Google Classroom/Class Dojo. The children have been set up on this through their school email address. They will be sent home with an exercise book to complete homework in- this will have all of their login information in. If you have any problems logging in please contact us through Dojo.


We are anticipating that the Homework portion of the tasks set should take no longer than 30 minutes to complete. 



Reading Homework


Throughout school we encourage children to be involved in engaged reading time for a minimum of 20 minutes a day so that expected progress is made. We are challenging the children to read as many words as they can, with a push for reading 1 million words. This will earn them a book of their choice from Miss Barratt.

It is important that children read at their correct level and work towards their next reading certificate- you will find their reading range in the front on their homework book. The children are to have a book within their range alongside a book for pleasure, this can be at any level and does not need to be quizzed on. 


Spelling Homework


In class we look at spelling patterns each week which children are to practise at home. Alongside these, children are to practise the Year 5 and 6 spellings which can be found in their organisers.