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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5



Ruth Butchers Kasia Halota
Aspen class  Beech class

Half-Term Autumn 1

This half term (Autumn 1), our topic is 'Third rock from the Sun'.  Please see below for our curriculum newsletter detailing what we will be covering:


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Key Information

Water Bottles & Snacks
All children are encouraged to bring in a water bottle each day which should contain water only.  Children are allowed to bring in a piece of fresh fruit or vegetable (one only please) to enjoy at break time. Please ensure this is clearly named so that it can be easily identified in the snack box at break time.

PE Kit
PE kit must be in school every day.  Please send you child in with their bag on Monday, which will be sent home on a Friday.  Should the children bring their kit home during the week, please ensure it is returned the following day.

Start & End of the School Day
School opens at 8:35am and children should enter through their classroom doors before 8.45am.  If arriving after this time, please enter via the office. Children will be dismissed at 3.10pm by the staff by the same door.  For any parents considering allowing their children to walk home from school  unaccompanied permission for this must be granted by Mrs Francis.

Year Group Specific Information
Year 5 marks the start of phase 3 (upper Primary) and brings with it new responsibilities and opportunities.  Phase 3 provides the opportunity for children to develop independence and self-management. To  support this we strongly encourage children to take responsibility as a learner.

Get Involved!

There are numerous opportunities for you to join in with the life of the school in the
following ways:

  • Accompanying School Trips;
  • Class Celebration (Autumn 2);
  • Sports Day (Summer 2);
  • Year Group Performance (Summer 2);
  • PTA & Volunteering in School


Hillcross is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment.  This means that we have a Child Protection Policy and supporting procedures in place.  All staff (including supply staff, volunteers and governors) must ensure that they are aware of these procedures.  Parents and carers are welcome to read the policy on request.

Our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) are:

  • Lisa Francis – Headteacher
  • Helen Beckett - Deputy Headteacher
  • Lee Christy - Assistant Headteacher
  • Tanja Doig – Year 2/Assistant Headteacher