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St Francis Braintree


Here you will find information about our learning in Year 5 and on the galleries page you can find photos of our learning. The children always work so hard and love for you to have a window into our classroom. You are most welcome to visit the classroom every Friday after school (3.15-3.30), where your child can show you work from the week that they are particularly proud of.

Home/School Partnership:

Please let us know, via the school office (email or phone), if there are any changes to pick up routines or if you need to talk about anything regarding your child. We are a team and we are really keen to work together. 

Home Learning Platforms:

Children have been given log ins to TTRS / Numbots and Edshed. These should be used regularly at home to build an automatic recall of number facts and spellings.


We will be practising set spellings over the period of a fortnight with a test at the end. These spellings will be sent home to practise via Seesaw, or on paper copy if requested.

Reading At Home:

Please make sure the children read aloud at home (ideally daily) as this is still an important part of their journey to become an effective reader. This should be recorded on Boom Reader (log in letters have been sent home).

All children* have the opportunity to choose a home/school reading book which can be independently changed as required. They also have the opportunity to choose a library book.

(*Some children might still be bringing home a scheme book, but this will be based on an assessed need)

In Year 5, we would encourage children to read widely, so please feel free to read any books at home and log these on Boom Reader (it does not have to be the home reading book only!). Children are also encouraged to log their own reading using the Boom Reader platform.

Reading At School:

Children will have daily reading lessons, where we will read and discuss a variety of texts from a diverse range of writers and poets. All children will have the opportunity to read and interact with text every single day. Please be reassured that, although teachers are moving away from the 'traditional' model of one-to-one reading of home reading books in school, they are listening to and assessing every child's reading on an ongoing basis.


Our P.E. days for Autumn term are:

Mondays (gymnastics)

Thursdays (with Colchester United)

Please ensure P.E. kits are in school on these days. It would be best for earrings to be taken out at home to minimise the risk of them getting lost, but please make sure the children can take their own earrings out if this can't be done at home.


Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Miss Chapman (class teacher)

Mrs Govey (TA)


Information / Further Reading can be found by clicking the links below:

Spelling In Year 5 - Extra Information

Year 5 Homework Autumn 2023

Year 5 Autumn Term 2023 curriculum booklet