Castleton Primary School and Children's Centre

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Green Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS12 1JZ

Andrea Riley and Alistair Darnell (co headteachers):

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Castleton Primary School and Children's Centre

'Unlocking Potential'

Year 5

We have two Year Five classes in our school: 5C and 5N.

In each class there are two adults, Miss Crane and Mrs Frith in 5C; Mr Newton and Mr Jackson in 5N. They help support your child’s learning each day; if you have questions or concerns, please see one of us at the classroom door either before or after school.


P.E. Day

Year 5 P.E. lessons are on a Monday afternoon (outdoor games) and Wednesday afternoon (indoor P.E.). Please make sure your child is wearing appropriate school P.E. kit.


Boom Reader

We will continue to use a digital reading record app through to monitor reading records. Parents can download the BoomReader app to share information with school and no more worry about finding lost record books! A letter with your child’s log in information should have made its way home already – if not, please see your child’s teacher for another copy.



As well as reading at home and logging on Boom Reader (at least three times a week), children will be set homework each week on Times Table Rockstars. They will have twenty garage games and ten studio games to complete (totalling thirty minutes practice). Quick recall of times tables will be important as the demands of the maths curriculum increase – teachers will be tailoring TTR practice to your child’s needs to best support them fill any gaps in their knowledge.

Autumn 1

In Autumn 1, the children will write be developing their story-writing skills with a focus on suspense using a short story called ‘The Nightmare Man’. We will be using Maths No Problem to further children’s mathematical knowledge and understanding with our focus in Autumn 1 being place value. Our first few reading lessons are based around the story Peter Pan and Wendy by J.M. Barrie but we will be using a range of texts to help develop our reading skills. In history, we will focus on the Ancient Maya civilisation. We will look at the importance of the Maya and how they influenced modern culture, with their amazing creations of some of life’s most important past-times – football and chocolate! In science, our first topic is Earth and Space so we will be finding out lots and lots about our planet and beyond. In our P.E. lessons we will be improving our hockey skills during games sessions with Mr Young and we are developing our ability to work together with some team building when we’re in the hall. Our computing lessons will continue to be delivered by Junior Jam and Mrs Leadbeater will still be leading music in school.