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Great Missenden Church of England Combined School

An Academy of the Great Learners Trust


Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!

Mrs Barac (5B), Mr White (5T) and Mr Waite (5W)


Year 5, like every school year, is busy, action-packed and rewarding.  We have exciting topics, lessons, activities and trips.  We continue to be develop our independence as learners, our growth mindsets and our resilience through making and learning from mistakes.  We look forward to seeing what the year has to offer and we want the children to have an exciting and fulfilling year.

Key Dates for Year 5 Summer Term


  • 26th - 29th April = 5B 
  • 4th - 7th July = 5T 
  • 11th - 14th July = 5W 


RACA sessions (Royal Academy of Culinary Arts)

  • Friday 13th May = RACA session 1
  • Friday 20th May = RACA session 2
  • Friday 8th July = RACA session 3



Kit days

As per last year, the children are welcome to come into school dressed in their PE kit on the days they have PE and Games. 



We are fortunate enough to have Nigel Kerry, a local cricket coach, working with year 5 this term - everyone will have these sessions on a Wednesday as well



All - Wednesday afternoon

Homework Tasks

  • Spellings - Set on Spelling Shed each Tuesday. Practise at least 5 times each week. 

  • Maths - Set on Mathletics each Tuesday. Click on assignments, and scroll down to the assignment set for the week. 

Reading at home

In Year 5, we would like the children to be reading every day for at least 10 minutes. The children should record their reading sessions in their reading record and parents/carers should sign the records weekly.  Please do discuss what your child is reading with them, for instance what they think of particular characters, what they predict might happen next and why, their likes, dislikes, puzzles and questions about what they are reading.


It is also important that children read a variety of texts. They do not just have to read stories. They could read newspaper articles, poems, plays as well as many others. This will allow children to see different language styles and vocabulary.


Reading records will be collected and checked each week on Mondays.

Year 5 French