Class 7

Welcome to the new school year! I hope you have all had an enjoyable summer.

My name is Mrs Bridgeman and I am looking forward to being your child’s teacher this year. We are lucky to have Mrs B Pemberton and Mrs Y Aikman working in our class this year too.


Please find below some key information about Class 7.

Reading – Reading is key! We encourage children to read at home as much as possible. Children are expected to read at least three times per week. When your child has read, it should be recorded in their home reading diary. Reading diaries will be collected and checked on a Friday.


Spellings – A spelling grid will be sent home for each half term, informing you of the spellings your child needs to learn and the date of each test. Please look at the definition of each word and ensure your child is able to use each word in the right context. 


Times tables – Times tables are essential to each Maths lesson, therefore it is important that your child practices their times table each week at home. Your child will be tested on the 3 times tables on Friday 13th September. If your child gets full marks, then they will move on to practicing the 4 times tables. If they don’t get full marks, they will be tested again the following week. They will only move on to the next times table when they have achieved full marks on the previous one.


Homework – A piece of English homework; grammar, punctuation or comprehension, and Maths calculations homework, will get sent home each Friday and needs to be completed and returned to school no later than the following Thursday. I will keep you informed if homework is not completed and returned. Homework will be marked and any problems discussed in class each Friday, but please feel free to ask for help when needed during the week.


PE – Our PE day will be Wednesday. Children should wear their tracksuit, with shorts underneath on this day. If the weather is dry, we may be outside so it is important that track suits and trainers are worn. If your child has earrings, please ensure they are removed on this day.


Walking home – If you would like your child to walk home from school on their own, a letter must be sent into school informing us of you intentions.


As always, if you have any questions or worries, please don’t hesitate to grab me on the playground at the end of the day.

Many thanks

Mrs R Bridgeman

Year 5 Curriculum Overview