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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 Allison (5A), Miss Wright (5W) and Mrs Barac and Mrs Sutaria-Cassidy (5BSC)


Year 5, like every school year, is busy, action-packed and rewarding. We have exciting topics, lessons, activities and trips planned. We continue to 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.

Please keep an eye on this page for updates of things coming up!


Key dates for Year 5 Summer 1


New PE days: Tuesday and Wednesday


  • Tuesday 16th April - Friday 19th April - Bikeability 1
  • Monday 22nd April - Thursday 25th April - Bikeability 2
  • Friday 26th April - Earth Day dress up
  • Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th May Bikeability 3
  • Monday 13th May - Friday 17th May PGL Residential
  • Thursday 23rd May - Break up for Half term



Key dates for Year 5 Summer 2

Games: Tuesday 

PE: Monday - 5W

Wednesday - 5BSC 

Thursday- 5A


  • Monday 3rd June - Book look after school
  • Tuesday 4th June - Book look before school
  • Friday 7th June - Break the rules day
  • Week commencing 10th June -  Assessment week
  • Wednesday 19th June - Sports Day
  • Friday 28th June -  Talent Show
  • Tuesday 2nd July  - Transition day
  • Tuesday 9th July - Year 5 Games at Misbourne
  • Wednesday 17th July - Year 5 Farmer's Market


Please check back regularly for updates

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, Swimming and Games. Children should have full school PE kit, earrings need to be taken out or taped up and watches should be removed. 


PE and Games (Summer 2):

All three classes - Tuesday (Games).  PE for 5W is Monday, 5BSC is Wednesday and 5A is Thursday. Games and PE will normally be outside during the summer term so please ensure your children have coats or equivalent in colder weather.

Meet the Teacher Slides (2023-24)

*UPDATED 2024* PGL Caythorpe Information

Home Learning Tasks

These will be set after October half term. Please use this page to keep up to date with what your child is being set. The children will all have log ins in their reading record.


Reading however will start from the first day of the first day of the year!

Reading at home

Reading is so important! 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 online reading record (link above). Children can read to someone or to themselves or a mixture of both. 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. Encourage them to use VIPERS when discussing what they have read.








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. Each child will bring home a banded book (unless they are free reader) and they should read and discuss this book before changing it at school. They can of course read a range of other books as well as this school reading book.