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Great Missenden Church of England Combined School

An Academy of the Great Learners Trust


Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!

Mr Austin (5A), Mrs Barac (5B) 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.

Humanities and Science Topics 

Autumn Term - How can change impact our lives?

Geography: Volcanoes, Mountains and Earthquakes

Science: Forces



Key Dates for Year 5 Autumn Term

Friday 18th September - Jeans for Genes Day

Children to come in to school in full mufti, including jeans. £2 minimum online donation to the justgiving page.


Homework Tasks

  • Spellings - set on spelling shed - 'ial + ially'

  • Maths - set on Mathletics

Homework Links



Purple Mash: 


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.

Our Year 5 Learning Journey

Follow the year 5 twitter page for all the latest learning. Email for further information on how to follow.