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Water Mill

Primary School

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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!


Your teacher will very soon be filling this page with exciting class news, pictures of things we’ve done and more.


Do you have any ideas for this page? Why not let your Teacher know!

Applying for secondary schools - important information from Birmingham City Council

What Your Year 5 children will need each day


Item Day /s Details
PE kit Needed everyday Include shorts, t-shirt, sweatshirt pumps or trainers, joggers in a named bag  (not a carrier bag)
Dinner money Monday Online payments using our School Money app
Homework Thursday Given and marked
Book bags Everyday Only books to be carried in them
After school club Everyday apart from the last day before a holiday To be booked in advance, phone school for details
Reading Everyday Please read to and encourage your child to read a little each day.
Drop in sessions Monday 9.10-9.25am Please make an appointment with the office to check staff are available.
Swimming Kit Wednesday Your child will be informed when they need their swim kit. They need a bag for their kit, a towel, long hair tied back, no jewellery. Girls need a one piece costume. Boys need short trunks.


Ways to support your child 


Using clocks, telling the time,

Using money, giving/receiving change, how much things cost etc,

Reading every day and discussing what they have read (the plot, the characters, predicting what might happen next etc)

Practice spelling words regularly, spelling test Thursday

Encourage children to use them in sentences/discuss meaning.

Discussion of stories and texts read

Short multiplication – times tables

Playing games (e.g. board games / card games)

Encourage them to play maths games on www.sumdog.com and Purple Mash

Take them to the library

Take them swimming

Practical maths such as cooking for measuring, capacity and volume, gardening for area and perimeter

Enhance their knowledge and experience by taking them to places of interest like museums, country parks, castles etc.

Take them shopping so they can use money

Homework – due in every Thursday

Click on the links below to see what will be covered in each Year 5 Theme

For further information about whay your child is expected to learn by the end of Year 5 click here

Please bear in mind these are generalisations for children of this age, some will be working towards them and some may have exceeded them by the end of the year.

Contact Us

Water Mill Primary School Water Mill Close, Selly Oak, Birmingham, B29 6TS
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