Forestdale Primary School

Believe - Aspire - Excel


Classes are open at 8:40am please make sure your child is on time.....

Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!




Teaching Assistant ~ Mrs Evans

If you need to speak to Mr Beardsmore you can find him on the playground at the end of the day or email him on c.beardsmore@forestdale.bham.sch.uk

Our class novel this half term is ...  



Gunnar is the son of a Viking chieftain, living peacefully on his family steading with his mother, father and their people - until they are raided by Skuli and his Wolf Men, who raze his home to the ground and take his father's life. Gunnar swears an oath to avenge his father's death and save his mother, but first he must save himself.

Author ~ Tony Bradman

Tony Bradman is an experienced editor, writer and anthologist in the world of children's books. He has written numerous plays, stories and poems for young children. 



Spelling - we will hand out spelling homework each Friday for a test the following Friday – please help your children practise their spellings at home. Work will also be set each week on Spelling Shed to complete.

Maths – each week your child will be set some work to consolidate what they have been learning that week on Sumdog – this will help embed their learning. They will also be given a worksheet as homework when necessary. Please ensure your child completes their homework to assist them in their learning.


Spellings-  we will also be looking at the year 5/6 word list and will be randomly selecting them from the list to test each week.


Reading- every day for at least 15 mins with an adult.

Reading Books  

Regular reading at home is a key component to learning. Children will be given a reading book to take home at the start of the half term. When they read with an adult, they are expected to record this in their reading journal.  For every three reads that the children complete and log with an adult, they shall receive a golden ticket to be entered for a prize draw at the end of the half term.

Please ensure you comment and sign reading record books. If your child is struggling with their book or do not enjoy it after attempts at reading it then let us know.



PE days for Year 5

PE will be on a Tuesday and on  Wednesday

Please ensure your child comes to school in their PE kit on  PE days

PE Kit =  black pumps, white T-shirt or school T-shirt and black shorts. 


Remember earrings cannot be worn for PE or swimming and must be taped if unable to remove BEFORE school


Look what we have been up to so far this year...

(update coming soon)

A big THANK YOU to every one that came to our Escape Room SPAG Inspire Workshop

Thank you to everyone who attended our family reading sessions

Investigating the life cyle of a plant

Our Worry Workshop

Golden Time Activities

A big THANK YOU to every one that came to our Escape Room Maths Inspire Workshop

We have been learning about the solar System

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We would love to hear any comments you may have on the photos of activities we share with you.



Awards we have received so far.

  • Primary Science
  • Healthy Schools
  • Health for Life
  • Artsmark Award
  • EEF
  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Music Mark