Hughes (Year 5)


You can download a copy of the Hughes Class homework here - Wednesday 11th March 2020

Destination: Outer Space

For our long term homework and linking to our Destination: Outer Space Topic we were asked to investigate an astronaut and present our research using biographical features. Amber chose Neil Armstrong. We all think her presentation and artwork makes her work outstanding! See our display in the KS2 corridor and see if you agree. 

Our work on display in our classroom

Kaspar: Prince of Cats

In Year 5 we were given a challenge: To add a new chapter to our whole class reading book Kaspar, Prince of Cats.

We all really enjoyed the task: getting Kaspar onto the Titanic – this enabled us to show how we can manipulate our writing:  to a particular audience, genre or style.


As part of our Titanic Topic, we have written our own adventure stories.

Welcome to Hughes Class

One of our main responsibilities in Year 5 is to run the ‘Tasty Tuck’ shop which the school council established. We sell Tasty Tuck every Tuesday and Thursday break times for 50p. We are in charge of the money and keeping track of the stock. This gives us the opportunity to practise our numeracy skills as well as gaining experience of what it might be like to run a business. The rest of the school enjoy it too!

As Year 5 pupils, we also have the opportunity to spend time with our Year 1 buddies. We share stories with them, play games where we have to read the instructions and do art and craft activities encouraging them to develop their reading and speaking and listening skills. This also gives us the chance to improve our reading across a variety of texts and to share books with different audiences.

In Year 5 we are often called upon for extra roles and responsibilities in school, being in upper KS2, especially when Year 6 isn’t around!

Learning at home

In class 5, you can support your child’s learning by:  

  • Practising daily reading and comprehension skills; this could be discussing the text, looking at the layout and features relating to that particular genre or just sharing a good book. Asking children questions about the book is extremely important for developing a deeper knowledge of what they are reading.
  • Keeping on top of the times tables, once the facts are mastered, can they be recalled in any order and at speed? Children can access different times table activities on Times Table Rockstars.


Homework will be given out weekly on a Wednesday and will be due in on the following Monday. It can be accessed using the link above.


PE will usually be held on a Friday. Please ensure your child has their PE bag in school at all times. Children will need: a white top; black shorts/black jogging bottoms (depending on weather); black trainers/black plimsolls; and a black jumper. PE bags can be taken home at the end of each half-term to be washed. Information regarding jewellery can be found by looking at the Uniform policy on the school website.

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Smith, Mrs Prior and Mr Lewis