Message from our Head Teacher

Welcome to Haydonleigh Primary School’s website and to a school where ‘I am talented, together we are amazing’ underpins our philosophy.

We provide a secure and happy environment where the work is varied and challenging and every child and adult is valued. We set the children and ourselves high standards to enable every child to develop his or her potential to the full and become confident learners.

All parents are very welcome at Haydonleigh, and we see home and school working together as very important for your child.

Our website will give you a flavour of our school’s aims, the activities that the children are involved in, the achievements that we have gained and the wealth of memorable experiences that the children encounter.

I hope you enjoy the website and if you'd like to visit the school, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Frances Billinge

I am talented, together we are amazing !

Welcome to Year 5


Mrs Rochester                                                                                                     Miss Kenshole

Class 16                                                                                                                 Class 17

Miss Walters

Class 18

 Mrs Titcombe

Mrs Swindall

Mrs Hackman

Mrs Roberts 

Parents Curriculum Evening  - Tuesday 14 November

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Useful Information 


  • Year 5 PE days are usually on Wednesdays and Thursdays, however children need to have their PE kits in school every day of the week. 


  • Music lessons will take place on a Wednesday afternoon. Children will receive one term of recorder tuition and two terms of clarinet lessons.


  • If your child has anything they wish to discuss, please encourage them to approach their teacher first. In Year 5 we strive to achieve greater independence.  We operate an open-door policy and welcome parents and guardians to approach and discuss any concerns with their child’s teacher. Many thanks for your support in this busy academic year.


Year 5 Homework

Homework is handed out on Monday and collected back in on the following Monday.


Maths homework

Our Maths homework is to complete the weekly task(s) set on a Monday. Children are also required to practise their times tables with the related division facts each week in preparation for a times tables test every Friday.


English homework

Our English homework is to complete the weekly task(s) set on a Monday.


Reading homework 

Children are expected to read at least 5 times a week for approximately 20 minutes each time and record their comments in their reading journals. It is imperative in Year 5 that children are reading regularly to help improve their writing and to prepare them for future years.

Spelling homework

Children need to practise their set spellings every evening in their ‘home spelling books’. There are lots of spelling strategies to refer to at the front of these books.


Spellings for term 1



  • First day of Term 1 - Monday 4th September 2017
  • Welcome to Year 5 Meeting 3.30 pm or 4.30 pm - Wednesday 13th September 2017
  • Haydonleigh Open Day - Saturday 16th September 2017
  • Teachers Training Day - Monday 2nd October 2017
  • Parents Evening - Tuesday 10th October + Wednesday 11th October 2017
  • Last Day of Term 1 - Wednesday 18th October 2017
  • Steam Visit - 6 & 7 November - Years 5 & 6


Building Learning Powers

In Year 5 we aim to develop the children’s independence and attitudes to learning by encouraging them to consider the Four R’s at all times during their learning. These are:

Reflectiveness, Reciprocity, Resilience, Resourcefulness.

These learning powers are regularly referred to by both adults and children throughout Year 5 and reminders are displayed in the classrooms. Children are familiar with the different learning powers and understand how they can demonstrate those attitudes in their learning.

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