Welcome to Yew Class.

'YEW can do it if you put your mind to it!'

We are a class of year 5 children. Our teacher is Miss Young and our teaching assistant is Miss Maple. We also have Mrs Birnie and Mrs Wilson with us working with some children.  




Miss A Young


Miss D Maple

Teaching Assistant

Mrs P Birnie

Teaching Assistant

Mrs T Wilson

Teaching Assistant

PE will take place on Wednesday afternoons and will be led by Mr Allen. Please ensure your child has full PE kit in school for both indoor and outdoor sessions.

Swimming takes place on Thursday mornings. Children need to bring a swimming cap, full costume/swimming trunks and a towel.

UKS2 Termly Overviews



We will be continuing to learn through a story-centred approach. We will spend a number of weeks immersing ourselves in a new book and then building up our writing skills, using the text for inspiration. In the Autumn Term, we will be reading 'Leon and the Place Between' by Angela Mc Allister followed by 'Journey to Jo'Burg' by Beverly Naidoo. Alongside these, we will be choosing a number of novels to read together as a class for our own enjoyment.



Children are encouraged to read widely and regularly. We expect children to read their school book a minimum of 3 times per week. They are rewarded for each time they return their book and signed reading record. Regular reading is an invaluable way to enhance our learning and understanding and so it is extremely beneficial. Pupils will bring home their reading records and school book each evening and can return it everyday. Please ensure their record is signed by an adult when they have read and let us know when your child is ready for a new book. Additionally, children are encouraged to access Reading Eggs, or another book of their choice - these can be counted towards their weekly home reads!



Spellings rules are taught throughout the week. These are based on the Common exception word list for year 5. New word lists are sent out on Monday and tested on Friday. We will also be covering spelling rules based on the year 5 spelling curriculum. Children will be rewarded for accurate use of these spellings within their school work.



We follow the year 5 Maths curriculum with each child accessing the appropriate support, strategies and challenge according to their prior learning, attainment and year group. This half term we are focusing on place value, addition and subtraction, statistics and geometry.  This will be through practise and consolidation activities including using pictures and resources such as place value counters. We will also complete daily 'Early Bird Maths' activities upon arrival into class. This is an invaluable time for pupils to receive extra support and enhance their fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills so please ensure your child arrives punctually and ready to learn!

Each week the children will complete a times tables test.  It is expected that by the time the children are in year 5, that they all have rapid recall of ALL tables facts up to 12×12. Please encourage and support your child with accessing TT Rockstars to help them to practise their tables facts.



If you have any questions or matters that you wish to discuss, please do not hesitate to make an appointment through Mrs Nicolls in the office or contact me on my class email address - yew@dukestreet-pri.lancs.sch.uk

Miss Young

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