Class Teacher: Mr Verschoyle

I am very excited to be your class teacher this year and I am looking forward to helping you to be the best that you can be.

In Year 5, we are very lucky to have the very talented and experienced support of Mrs Ball.

It is going to be a great year!


Topic – Spring Term 1

Please look at the Knowledge Organiser below to see what your child will be learning about in this term’s topic.


Below you will find some general information and links for homework help:


Please remember to come to school in your PE kit on our PE day. We will let you know which day this will be each week.

You should be wearing a red top, black shorts and plimsolls or trainers. School jumpers should be worn, and if the weather is chilly, then you can also wear jogging bottoms.



Homework will be handed out on a Thursday as often as is possible.  This should be completed by Tuesday.  If your child needs help, please write a message in their book and we can go through it with them. Incomplete homework will need to be completed during play times.

Please read for 20 minutes everyday and use your reading journal or your homework book to record what you have read.

You could use our Virtual Library if you need something to read.

Click on the image below to access it.



Practising your x tables will help you to short circuit your brains when you are solving problems in maths.

Remember that practice makes perfect!


Purple Mash

Please login using the Purple Mash login at the front of your homework book. Make sure you are logging into our school on Purple Mash – the website is:

As part of your weekly homework, you should be practising your times tables. In order to help you build up your speed of recall, you have been assigned the task of completing the online times table activities on Purple Mash.

You will be able to see your result and check any questions you may have made errors with. This will help you to see which times tables you need more practice with.

The more you practise the quicker your recall of facts will be.

You will also find a variety of 2do activities that have been set for you to complete.