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Otter and Water Vole

Information on Year 5

It’s an action-packed year for all of us in Year 5, as we explore an amazing range of topics. From grappling with those vicious Vikings to finding empathy for our natural world and finding modern-day solutions, we will leave no stone unturned in our pursuit of engaging awe-inspiring learning.

We will keep in touch mostly by Dojo, but you can always catch a member of our team after school.

The Year 5 Teaching Team:

Mr Lawrence – Water Vole teacher

Miss Ambrosini and Mrs Swankie – Otter teachers

We are assisted by Mr Williams (Otter) and Mrs Hatch (Water Vole)


PE Days

We ask that you send your child in PE kit for Mondays and Fridays.

Term 1 and 2 will see the children swimming, so they will require swimming kit and a coat on Fridays.

PE will continue to be on a Friday, so will need to wear their PE kit on that day.


We ask that you read with your child a minimum of three times per week. Also, we ask that your child practises their times tables on Times Table Rock Stars a minimum of three times per week.

Water Vole send home a weekly spelling test via Class Dojo. The children should listen to the recording, then they can discuss the words with an adult, look them up in a dictionary to find out what they mean, practise the words and then do the test on the paper provided. The paper is due in on Friday for checking in class.

Please see our knowledge organisers for information about each term’s studies.