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Information for pupils starting in Year 5 - September 2021

Parent Information Leaflet:  YEAR 5

September 2021

We are looking forward to seeing all pupils on Tuesday September 7th  when pupils return after the summer holidays. The purpose of this leaflet is to provide parents and carers about your child’s learning as they start a new year group.

Year 5 Staff

  • YEAR 5KF is Mr Feltham supported by  Teaching Assistant Mrs. Basar
  • Year 5MM is Mrs Medley supported by Teaching Assistant Mrs. Allot

The Year 5 Curriculum


Each half term, Year 5 will focus on a high-quality book where they will continue to learn the skills of fluency & comprehension.  The book is also used as a stimulus to develop pupils writing skills in a variety of different genres.

Accelerated Reading will continue next academic year where pupils will regularly choose books from our school library or reading corners where they can read for pleasure at school and at home. All pupils are given a username and password to answer a quiz on completion of the book to check their understanding.


Healey JIN School is adopting a Mastery Approach to Maths where pupils are taught Maths’s skills daily which develops pupil’s fluency, problem solving & reasoning skills. It is important that they know their times tables. All pupils have access to the website Times Tables Rockstars to help them practice.



Each term or half term pupils will have the opportunity to learn new knowledge and skills through Humanities and Science.

  • Autumn 1:  Local History
  • Autumn 2: Victorian Railways
  • Spring 1: Earth & Space
  • Spring 2: Early Islamic Civilization
  • Summer 1: Extreme Earth
  • Summer 2: Ancient Greece


  • Autumn 1:  Properties & Changing Materials
  • Autumn 2: Forces
  • Spring 1: Earth & Space
  • Spring 2: Animals including Humans
  • Summer 1: (Consolidation)
  • Summer 2: Animals including Humans


We endeavour to support pupils learning by going on educational visits. Whether these are local trips, such as visits to Batley Library, or further afield, we will provide information nearer the time.  Outdoor learning will also take place during one of the half terms in the year.



Year 5 is the target group for the two-day Bikeability course that takes place at school by qualified instructors. There will be a limited number of places available in October. Further details will sent out in September.


Physically Active Pupils:

Pupils will participate in PE every week using the hall or outside facilities. Please ensure that pupils wear the correct clothing of black shorts, white t-shirt, suitable footwear & no jewellery.  Pupils will have opportunities to attend sporting competitions throughout the year  and there is also an annual sports day in the summer term. There is also a range of free after school clubs available.


Year 5 will start swimming  every Friday starting March 4th 2022. The National Curriculum states that all pupils should be able to swim unaided for 25 metres.

Pupils must have:

  • Swimming costume or non-baggy shorts
  • Swimming cap
  • Towel
  • Healthy snack



Pupils will continue to receive homework every Friday which needs completing & handed in the following Thursday.


The school communicates in several ways to keep parents & guardians up to date. If you have not yet downloaded the school ping app to your smart phone, then please speak to the school office for further information. Please also ensure all your contact details are up to date including an email address.

The school website is updated regularly, and paper copies of newsletters are given to children.

Further Information:

If you have any queries, then please do not hesitate to contact us. There is also further information on the Curriculum tab & Parents tab.




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