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Welcome to Yew 5

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Welcome to Year 5 - Yew


Our teacher is Mr Preston and our teaching assistants are Mrs Hastings and Mrs Burrows.

There are 35 children in our class - 22 boys and 13 girls.


Class Codes

  • Keep your hands and feet to yourself.

  • Respect everyone and everything.

  • Be a good listener and try your best.

  • Be proud to be in the Victoria team.

  • Show good manners.

British Values


As part of out British Values in Year 5, we will be learning about democracy by encouraging the children to make decisions together. We will do this by holding class votes. We will hold votes for class representatives and we will vote every half term for our Behaviour Ambassador.


Respect and tolerance of each other are part of the values underpinned in our school. We will be looking at different topics in our lessons such as cultural, ethnical and religious diversity in the UK. We will be discussing the issues of racism, stereotyping and homophobia. 



Class Representatives


After holding elections in Yew 5 for our student council representatives we have selected Alishba and Rayaan. It was agreed that they would both be great representatives for Yew 5 and would do everything that they could to help the school and the class. They will attend meetings and help to make decisions to continue to improve our school.


Behaviour Ambassador


Each half term we will choose a behaviour ambassador for the class. In Yew 5 our behaviour ambassador for the Autumn term 1 is Laiba. She has been chosen for the way in which she conducts herself around school and in lessons. Her role will be to keep the children in our class and school in line with the schools behaviour policy and encourage children to behave in the way that is expected.


Sports council


Our sports council representatives are Laiba and Ismaeel. 




Our SMART Bot representatives are  and . 

Class Jobs 


Cloakroom - Sulayman and Etishaam

Reading corner - Laiba and Aamna

Eco Warriors - Furqan and Prabhnoor

Librarians - Mariya and Muhammad Ali

Information about year 5


In year 5 children will be given homework on the last Friday of the half term. They will then hand it in again the last Tuesday of the next half term. The children will have a range of activities to complete throughout the term relating to the topics we have covered in class.  

The children also have reading books and reading journals. Please take the time to listen to your child read, or if they are confident reading independently please sign their reading journals. We have a class library slot every Wednesday afternoon, where library books can be chosen and changed when necessary.

Yew 5 Weekly Timetable.

Curriculum overview for the year

Curriculum Resources


Please use these resources to support your child in their learning.



Weekly Awards for Yew 5

Weekly Awards for Yew 5 1

Mathematician of the week - 

Reader of the week - 

Star of the week - Hammaad

Behaviour award of the week - Sami Y

Learning Character - 

Burton Fire Station - Safe and Sound


On the 10th October we had our visit to the Burton Fire Station to learn all about how to keep ourselves safe when we are at home and out in the local area. Whilst we were there we learnt all about fire safety, road safety, water safety, first aid and e-safety. We really enjoyed our sessions on each of the areas and learnt a lot about how we can keep ourselves safe. All of the children were on their best behaviour and we had a great time. Thank you to Burton Fire Station for allowing us to take part in the sessions. 

National Poetry Day - Visit by Kurly


As part of our English lessons this half term we have been looking at poetry. We were very lucky to have a poet come and visit our school. Kurly was brilliant at performing poems and helped us to write our own poem to perform to the rest of the school about Natural Disaster. Thanks go to Kurly for coming in and helping us with this.

For national poetry day our theme for the school was food. We took this as an opportunity to eat some healthy snacks. We had carrot sticks, cucumber sticks and pepper sticks. We had a couple of different hummus to compliment our vegetables. All children tried these and the overall opinion was that it tasted nice. 

Apple Picking


We are very lucky at our school because have have a small Orchard of apple trees. As part of our year 5 things to experience we pick apples from a tree. We enjoyed picking the apples and then eating them at break times or taking them home. 

Reading Corner


Come in and immerse yourself in a book and let your imagination run wild. For this half term our class author is Joan Aiken. Our class novel is The Wolves of Willoughby Chase.