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Welcome Year 5


Welcome to Fox Class. We are a class of 30 Year 5 children who are taught by Miss. Houldridge and are helped by Mrs. Oxley and Miss. Ferguson. This page is where you can find important information, as well as updates of the fun things we are getting up to in class.


We are part of UKS2  and therefore learn closely with the rest of Year 5 and 6 in Kestrel and Kingfisher Class. PE is on Thursday and Friday. Please come to school wearing your PE kit on these days.


Homework will be given out on Fridays along with Spellings. These will be tested the following week. If you need to contact me directly, please use the contact form above or contact me directly on ClassDojo. 




Class Charter

Class Information



It is suggested that you spend around 1 hour per week completing homework with your child.  If you find that you are unable to complete the homework within this time, please do not feel that you must exceed this time.


On Friday there will usually be two  pieces of homework. These will be Maths and SPaG which will be linked to that week's learning.

Please could this be returned by the following Thursday.



Your child will be tested on their spellings every Friday.  New spellings will then given out for the following week.  Once spellings have been learned, children are encouraged to use these words in context by writing them in a sentence. It's vital that children understand the meaning behind these words.




Your child will be heard read at least once a week in school by an adult, either as part of group reading or individually.  Children are asked to read at least 4 x per week, as in the school policy. It is important for your child to read aloud to you, even if they are competent readers, so that you can question their understanding of what they have read.  If your child is told they are 'free reading' they can choose to read their own books and keep them at home, or choose from books in school. School reading books will be changed when needed. 


Please spend a little time talking with your child about the book and what has happened so far, what they predict might happen next, and check their understanding of the text.


P.E Kit

P.E will take place on Thursdays and Fridays.  Please ensure that your child arrives in school wearing their kit on these days.


Please feel free to come and see me if you have any concerns or questions, I will be happy to help.


Thank you

Age Related Expectations in Year Five for English and Maths

To contact Miss. Houldridge directly, please complete the form below: