Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!

You will be greeted by:

Mr S Thorpe – Teacher

Mrs K Turner – Teaching Assistant

When the children enter this year in their academic lives, we expect them to be role models not only in their own class but across the wider school community as well.

We have high expectations of them and encourage them to be polite, well-mannered and hard-working inside and outside of school. This way they are always ‘Ready, Respectful and Safe’ aiming to be the best they can be at all times.


Homework at John Randall is based on supporting our learning in the classroom.

Our most important piece of homework is READING (Reading takes you places!)  Reading is at the heart of everything we do, so we need to use Practice Panda to get better at this skill!  The more you read, the more you succeed!

Adults, please read with your child, 3 times per week (or more if you can!)  3 Parents signatures in the reading diary is worth 15 Dojos!

Time Tables Rockstars! Again, Practice Panda and Memory Magpie this time!  When you know your Times Tables, you can make so many links and Maths simply gets easier!

Finally, weekly spellings.

We do not set a lot of homework, but we do ask that we make these activities an important part of our home/school life!

I am out on the playground every morning for a quick chat or you can also contact me via email:

Times Table Rock Star

Thank you to all the parents who joined us for our launch of Times Tables Rock Star in school. 


Remembrance Day

As part of Remembrance Day Year 5 made soldiers using wooden pegs.

Science Week

Year 5 were growing rainbows in Science week as they studied Light and Galileo.


NSPCC Workshop

NSPCC workshops with Loudmouth Theatre – Children learnt about PANTS.

Trip to Shrewsbury

We recently enjoyed a trip to Shrewsbury as part of our top to see Tudor Buildings. Children also had an opportunity to the ring the bells at the Abbey.



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