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


Cheetah Class

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Tiger Class

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Jaguar Class

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Mr Backhouse (Pupil Premium & Curriculum Leader)

Mrs Coxhead (Teaching Assistant/First Aider)

Mr Williams (Maths Lead)

Mrs Foster (Teaching Assistant/First Aider)

Miss Armstrong (Science Lead)

Mrs Saunders (Teaching Assistant/First Aider)


 Our curriculum this term is titled...

Bolsover's Heritage

Bolsover Castle - Historic House in Chesterfield, Bolsover - Visit  Chesterfield

This term gives learners the opportunity study our local area! Learning more about the local area and how it has developed over time. Starting right at the end of the Tudor period and moving into the reign of the Stuarts, we look at how Bolsover Castle has changed.

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

Year 5 Term 3a 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 25th April 2022

Monday 2nd May 2022

Thursday 26th May 2022

Friday 27th May 2022

Friday 27th May 2022

Monday 6th June 2022

Summer Term Begins

Bank Holiday

Year 5 Bolsover Castle Visit (date could change)

Nottingham Trent Careers and Aspirations Workshops

Break Up for Half Term

Summer Term 2 Begins



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 Friday to prepare for a spelling test on Monday.



  • Reading - at least 5 times a week at home, this can be on MyOn or with a school reading book.



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 tracksuit or joggers for the colder months.

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

Our PE days in Year 5 are Monday (outdoor) and Wednesday (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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