Welcome to Year 5!

Welcome to your class page, where you can find important information and news and find out what we are learning about during this Autumn term.  The team and I are hugely excited for this term, it's going to be filled with hard work, new experiences and a chance to deepen your understanding of the world around us.

If you have any questions then please don't hesitate to email using the email address below.


Mrs Stanyer 

Please note that this email is not monitored during the school day as I am teaching.  My admin time will be after the school day ends at 3pm, Monday to Friday. For all immediate enquiries please contact 


Year 5’s topic units for this year are:

Autumn - The Ancient Egyptians



Year 5 PE days 

Year 5 PE days will be Mondays and Thursdays this term.

Children need to come into school in their PE kits for their normal PE session.

If children have a sporting club after school they should come to school in their school uniform bringing their PE kit in a bag to change into at the end of the school day.


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Secondary Transfer Presentation - 2023

Reading Buddies for an afternoon!

Year 5 and 2 had a great time sharing stories and reading to each other.  This is a new initiative beginning this summer term, giving an opportunity for the younger children to share fun characters and stories with the older children.  Equally, an amazing experience for the older children.

Performing Refugee Poetry

To kick off our summer term in English, we were exploring different poems looking at refugees.  There was powerful imagery, emotive language and some complex rhyming patterns.  After exploring the features, we began to practice reading and performing them in groups, thinking about how we can use our voice and body to engage the audience...

Maths can be Active!

In Year 5, we have been starting our maths lessons with active games focussed on topics we have already learnt to consolidate our learning. Not only are they good for our knowledge and understanding but they are fun too!

Ways you can support your child's learning in school


In Year 5, we have some 'Words of the Week' too.  These aim to develop use of more adventurous vocabulary and sometimes these words are also related to the spelling pattern.

Year 5 have a spelling list of words that is used within lessons. These words form the basis of our weekly spelling tests.


In Year 5 the children take part in guided reading sessions, 4 times per week, where we focus on specific reading skills.  We prioritise reading in Year 5, recognising that regular reading of high quality books will impact learning in a positive way.  Reading appropriately pitched books will inevitably lead to an improved understanding of written material, whilst also positively impacting the childrens' writing content.

Do please encourage your child to read (and share with you) the texts from our Brill School Year 5 recommended book list.


Within the Year 5 curriculum, there are many times where secure knowledge of all of the times tables from x1 to x12 helps the children learn new skills and methods of calculating. Please encourage your children to frequently practise their times tables; both by rote methods and by asking questions out of order.  The more secure the times tables are, the more confident your child will be in lessons when learning much of the curriculum objectives for Year 5.

Class Teacher

Miss Stanyer

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Freeland

Teaching Assistant 

Mrs Tuffley

Autumn Curriculum

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Useful information

PE: Mondays and Wednesdays are our PE days. Please ensure that your child comes to school in their correct uniform for the day on these days.  Please also ensure that your child has a pair of trainers in school at all times.

Reading books: Children are able to bring a reading book in from home or carefully select one from our amazing library. Our daily Guided Reading lessons will give children the opportunity to explore a variety of texts as a class,  strengthen their core reading ability and develop specific comprehension skills.  

Pencil cases: Please do not send your children in with pencil cases. We will be providing the children with all necessary equipment while they are here. 

Spellings: We will cover the core spelling patterns from the National Curriculum as well as tricky and common use words in class. Further details on our approach to learning how to spell can be found on the school Literacy page. 

The Curriculum: At Brill School, English, Maths and Core Skills are taught through focused daily lessons; usually in the morning.  For other lessons we have developed a curriculum that is imaginative, child focused and cross curriculum.