Bolsover Church of England Junior School

Bolsover Church of England Junior School

With Faith, Hope and Love, we grow together.

Horsehead Lane, Bolsover, Derbyshire, S44 6XH.

01246 822324

Year 5


Daley Class

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Murray Class

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Housby Class

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Mr Backhouse (Pupil Premium & Curriculum Leader) & Mrs Currie (SENCo & PSHE Lead)

Mrs Parsons (Teaching Assistant/First Aider)

Mrs Ellis (Science Lead)

Mrs Ludlam (Teaching Assistant/First Aider)

Mrs Allen

Mrs Coxhead (Teaching Assistant/First Aider)


 Our curriculum this term is titled...

Pharaohs vs Mummies

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 Welcome back after the October half term break. Our topic this term in Year 5 is titled Pharaohs vs Mummies and will have a history focus this term. Please find below an overview of your child’s learning during this term. Any further learning at home to develop your child’s understanding of these subject areas would be wonderful.

Take a look at our curriculum newsletter and knowledge organisers for this term here:

Year 5 Term 1b Curriculum Newsletter and Knowledge Organisers


For up-to-date information and photographs of your child's learning, please keep an eye on your child's Class Story on Class Dojo.

Monday 31st October 2022

Tuesday 1st November 2022

Wednesday 2nd November 2022

w/c 14th November 2022

Friday 2nd December 2022

Tuesday 13th December 2022

Friday 16th December 2022

Thursday 22nd December 2022

Monday 9th January 2023

Tuesday 10th January 2023

 20th - 22nd March


Pupils Return to School

Harvest Festival Practice

Anti-Bullying Week

Ancient Egyptian Day & Workshops

Christmas Jumper Day and Christmas Dinner

Christmas Church Service

Christmas Party Lunch/Break Up


Pupils Return to School


Year 5 Whitehall Residential



Each week, Year 5 will have the following homework tasks to complete:

  • Spellings - key words that they have been learning in the week are sent home on a Monday to prepare for a spelling test on the following Monday.


  • Reading - at least 5 times a week at home, this can be on MyOn or with a school reading book. Please record your reading using the Boom Reader (Reading Record).


  • Times Tables Rockstars - practice your times tables daily using Times Table Rockstars (see below). We also expect you to complete three soundchecks per week.


If there are any issues with the completion of the homework tasks set each week, please contact your child's class teacher.


It is very important that you are able to rapidly recall your times tables up to 12 x 12. We will be practising our times tables in school on a daily basis to improve our mental arithmetic.

Remember, we are always looking for our top TTRS scorer and there are extra rewards for those who earn the most coins each week! This is a fun and interactive way to help you learn your times tables! 

Here is a multiplication grid to help you learn your times tables:


We ask that Year 5 are reading for a minimum of 20 minutes each day - this can be your school ZPD reading book, a book from MyOn or any other time of text - a newspaper, magazine, website article or your own reading book.

This can be independent reading - without reading to an adult - although if possible, please read to an adult at least once a week and record this in your reading record. 

Once you have completed a school reading book with a ZPD sticker, then you can complete the Reading Quiz to gain points on the Accelerated Reader website here:

Wanting some inspiration about what to read?

Check out this website with suggested books for Key Stage 2:


Click the link below to access the Year 5/6 word list. 

It is expected that the children can spell the majority of the words on this list by the time they reach the end of Key Stage 2. 

Year 5/6 Word List


It is expected that pupils come to school wearing their PE kit.

This should consist of the following;

  • A plain white t-shirt
  • Navy shorts (or during the colder months, children can wear tracksuit bottoms)
  • Trainers
  • Navy/grey/black tracksuit or joggers for the colder months. Please make sure this contains no logos.

*Children can also wear a hoodie for outdoor lessons during the colder months.

Our PE days in Year 5 are Monday (outdoor) and Thursday (indoor), if this changes then you will be contacted by your child's class teacher. 

All earrings need to be removed (due to Derbyshire County Council policy, we can no longer provide tape to cover them) plus a bobble must be provided to tie back long hair. 


We will keep you up to date with reminders via Class Dojo and Parent Hub throughout the year. 

If you have any questions or concern, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are more than happy to help wherever we can. 

You can contact us via phone (the school telephone number is 01246 822324) or Class Dojo.

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