Year 5

What does learning look like in Y5?
As well as posting on our Twitter account (@RockinghamClass) we will also be posting lots of exciting things which we will be doing in our class…



We encourage children to read at home every night where possible. This can be a combination of independent reading or reading to an adult. These can both be recorded in the children's reading records. Reading records must be brought into school every day and are all checked on a Friday to ensure the children are reading at home.  


 This year our PE lesson will be held on a Friday afternoon. Please can you ensure your child comes to school in their PE kit. They will wear their kit all day and leave in it at the end of the day. This is so we can minimise risks in the current COVID pandemic. I would recommend checking the weather the day before to ensure they are wearing appropriate PE kit.

The children will participate in an outdoor PE lesson unless the weather becomes too extreme to complete outdoors. It would be recommended that pupils have a T-shirt and shorts in case they become wet during the lesson.

Required PE kit


A blue team Elsecar PE T-shirt;

A pair of black shorts, PE skirt or Skort;

A pair of tracksuit bottoms and a top for outdoor use;

A pair of trainers suitable for the playground and field.


Your children will be sent home with 10 spellings on a Monday. Each day they will complete spelling activities to help them embed the recall of these spellings and understand their meaning. It is vital that these spellings are also practiced at home, ready for the spelling test on Friday afternoon.

Common exception words: 
Below you will find documents containing the year 3/4 common exception words an the year 5/6 common exception words. At the minute every Monday we are recapping the 3/4 ones before we move onto the 5/6 ones.