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Year 5 Autumn Term 2023

We hope that you’ve all had a lovely summer break, and feel refreshed for your return to school on Tuesday 5th September.

The Year 5 teaching team includes: Mrs Dodd, Miss Tyler, Miss McNicholas and Mrs Bayley. Mr Ollier and Madame Laydon are part of our team too.

Our learning for the Autumn term

What you will need

It would be very helpful if you could bring a pencil case with a pencil, handwriting pen, eraser, ruler and some colouring pencils.

Please bring a named water bottle with you each day to keep you hydrated, and a snack for morning break to keep you energised for learning.

It will be important to bring a named coat with you each day too as we will continue to go outside as often as possible even when the weather gets colder and wetter. A change of footwear to keep in your locker would also be helpful to ensure you can play on the field.

Our P.E. days are Monday and Wednesday, so please wear your school P.E. kit and trainers on those days. Remember to bring a hairband if you have longer hair so that it can be tied back. Earrings will also need to be removed during P.E. lessons.


Please complete a quiz on the Accelerated Reader programme.

Please let us know if you are experiencing any issues with logging in and completing these quizzes.

For accessing your area and to complete a new quiz about the book you have just read, click on the link below and log in with your 5 letter log in and abc password. Have fun reading, building up progress points and seeing your word count totals increase!

MyMaths will be set each Friday. A sticker with your password details will be found in your planner.


There is a wide range of reading books in class for you to borrow, but you may bring your own from home if you prefer. I wonder if you have read any of these?

It would be good for you to read as often as possible at home.


You will find a list of the Year 5/6 spellings in your planner; we will work through these each week together. Any additional practice at home will support our work in school.

Maths resources

As you will see on the curriculum overview, we will be looking at several maths topics over the term. You will find it very helpful to know all of your times tables up to 12 x 12, so if you’re unsure of any, it would benefit you to practise regularly.

  • Hit the Button (TopMarks website)
  • My Maths (we use this for homework tasks but it is good for practise too)
  • Mathsisfun
  • Mathsframe
  • Times Tables Rockstars

Your logins and passwords for the websites below will be given to you at the beginning of the term.

Calling all budding musicians!

We are really lucky this term as we will be learning to play a brass instrument with our music teacher, Mr Birch. We will be having a lesson every Wednesday afternoon.

We are really looking forward to working with you this year.

Pikemere School Alsager
We are extremely happy with the standard of care and education.