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

Miss Walters                                                                                                     Mrs Rochester

Class 16                                                                                                                 Class 17

Miss Bragg

Class 18

Mrs T Titcombe
Mrs S Franklin
Miss J Fusco
Mrs L Fry

PGL presentation for parents/guardians of current Year 5 parents - please click to open


Please view the presentation for the upcoming Year 6 residential, taking place in September 2019. Please note a deposit is required to secure your child’s place on this exciting trip. Please ask the school office for details of how to secure your booking. Should you have any queries regarding the details of the trip, please don’t hesitate to speak to your child’s current Year 5 teacher or a member of the Year 6 team.

Documents - please click to open


  1. Year 5 Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for Reading, Writing and Maths
  2. Year 5 Homework Guidance
  3. Parents’ guide to the Year 5 curriculum
  4. Suggested Reading for Pleasure Book List
  5. Grammar Guide
  6. Letter - Nova Hreod Trip - 14 November 2018


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 as we may take PE opportunities at other points in the week should we feel this would benefit the children.


  • Weekly music lessons will take place on a Tuesday afternoon. The children will be continuing their knowledge of how to play the recorder (from Year 3) but will focus more on intonation, reading sheet music and learning different tunes.


  • 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.


Weekly Homework

New Maths and English tasks are set every Monday and collected back on the following Monday, unless specified differently by the class teacher.  The children receive their spellings termly and all homework tasks are outlined/linked under the subheadings below.  If you cannot access these files, or would prefer a paper copy to be sent home with your child, please can your child let their class teacher know and this will be arranged.


Reading homework 

Children are expected to read at least 5 times a week for approximately 20 minutes each time.  During this time, they should record their own comments in their reading journals.  They may choose to read to themselves, but are advised to read out loud to an adult at least once a week.  We ask that parents sign the last box of every page in their child's reading record so that this is being monitored at home as well as at school.  It is imperative in Year 5 that children are reading regularly to help improve their writing and to prepare them for future years.  It is equally as important for them to discuss and reflect on their understanding of the story.  This is done in their reflective comments but should also be addressed through discussions with adults at home.  If you would like some support on helping your child with their reading. please see their class teacher - we are always happy to help! 


Maths homework

As well as the task linked below, children are required to practise their times tables and the related division facts each week in preparation for a times tables test every Friday.


Miss Bragg and Mrs Rochester's maths groups

Miss Walters' Maths Group


English homework

English Homework – Week beginning Monday 12 November 2018

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 Term 2

Spellings Groups Term 2


These are Term 1’s spellings for most of Year 5. Please check your child’s home spelling books as some children have a different selection of words which are more individual to them.


Optional Homework



  • 13th November 2018 – Curriculum evening for parents
  • 14 November 2018 - Nova Hreod Trip
  • 7th March 2019 – Parents’ evening
  • 12th March 2019 – Parents’ evening 

What we have been up to:

For the first few days of Term 2, Year 5 have been enjoying whole mornings dedicated to particular subjects. On Monday, we planned, conducted and analysed an experiment all about levers and how to reduce the amount of effort it takes to move a load! Everyone showed incredible reciprocity both within their groups and across the class by helping each other and comparing results. What a great way to welcome in the new term! On Tuesday, we had a maths morning which involved lots of investigations and games, and on Wednesday we focused on RE and how religious people may view some of the events going on in today’s world. To present their ideas, the children re-enacted a TV news feature based on an event of their choice. We’re looking forward to seeing what else they can achieve in the next 6 weeks!


Useful Links - Please click to open


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