Eldon Primary School

Aspiration, Determination, Success

Year 5

Welcome to Year 5.

Classes and teachers


Jupiter class – Mrs Cox

Mars class – Mr Innes

Neptune class – Ms Baverstock

Saturn class -  Miss Foster

Venus class – Mr Symister

Lessons start at 9am, so the Year 5 children can enter the building from the back playground from 8:50am.  At the end of the school day, Year 5 children will be collected from the back playground from 3:20pm.  If you would like your child to walk home alone, please make sure you sign the correct form. (Additional forms can be obtained from the School Office) 

Year 5 is an important year, building on the work started in Year 4 and preparing the children for year 6.

Reading is the key to success so we ask parents and carers to continue to read with their children as much as possible (every evening) for at least 20minutes as this will improve their fluency and understanding. 

The children should then fill in their reading log.  Please sign the log to say you have heard them read.

Every Monday your child will receive a spelling homework. Please help them to learn these words ready for their test on Friday morning.

By the end of Yr 4 children should know their multiplication tables off by heart as it helps them calculate at a faster rate.  Please hear your child chant their multiplication tables regularly or give them some quick fire questions. is a fun website and helps the children learn in a different way.

Google classroom has been set up for your child to complete homework other home learning.  All children have been given their password and class code.  Please regularly check what they are doing and that they are using this platform appropriately.

If you have any concerns or questions please speak to your child’s class teacher, Miss Foster (Yr Leader) or Mr Beckford (Phase Leader) so that we can sort out any issues immediately they arise.

Nightly homework: reading, spelling and multiplication tables.



Autumn Term

Year 5 have enjoyed the end of the Autumn term.  We have completed a variety of practical activities that have made our learning even more memorable.

The children have thoroughly enjoyed designing and making sweet biscuits without using chocolate.  They have measured out all the ingredients, mixed the dough and shaped their biscuits before adding their final designs.  The best part was the tasting session!

During our science sessions, the children have been separating materials by sieving, filtering and evaporating.  They know about reversible and irreversible changes and are now making more links with their learning.

The children have been learning how to play the ukulele during their music lessons, all the children have had this wonderful opportunity to play this unique instrument.

Neptune and Saturn classes have really enjoyed their swimming sessions and have made really good progress.  Swimming is a life skill so please take your child swimming as it is a great form of exercise too.  Jupiter, Mars and Venus classes will start their swimming in April 2022.

When we come back in January the children will be consolidating their methods for multiplication and division. 

We will be studying William Shakespeare and his plays.  Each class will be looking in detail at an individual play.  In History, the children will be studying the Vikings and learning about California in Geography. While in art, the children will be refining their printing skills. So be ready for learning on Wednesday 5th January 2022

The Year 5 team would like to wish everyone a peaceful Christmas and a very healthy 2022.

Autumn 2

The children have settled well into year 5 and have been enjoying all the new learning experiences.


In science they have been learning about ‘fair testing’ when we have been comparing different types of materials for different jobs.  They have been carrying out their own investigations and have been learning the importance of measuring carefully so they have accurate results so that conclusions can be made.


In music the children have been learning about notation.  They have been using this knowledge when playing the glockenspiels and xylophones.