Welcome to Year 5


Your Year 5 Team

Miss Froggatt & Miss Mousley - Fothergill class teachers

Miss White - Bowden class teacher

Mr Martey, Miss Whistler & Mrs Kearney - Teaching assistants

Behind the names!

Watson Fothergill, originally born in Mansfield, was an English architect who designed over 100 unique buildings in Nottingham. I wonder if you can spot any of his architecture while you are out and about in Nottingham!

Sir Frank Bowden was a British businessman and inventor who founded the Nottingham Raleigh Bicycle Company. Raleigh has made many famous cycles over the years including the chopper and the bmx.

Our learning journey - Autumn 2

In maths we will be covering: statistics, multiplication and division and fractions.

We have many exciting texts coming up in English this term: Beowulf, Viking Boy and How to train your dragon which is also linked to our Vikings topic!


Times tables up to 12

Speedy recall of times tables is vital for success in so many areas of maths. Children should practise their times tables weekly at home and these can be found in their reading diaries. Children must also know the related division facts.


It is absolutely crucial that children read for at least 10 minutes each day at home. This will enable them to build a wider vocabulary and a rich imagination.

If you have any questions about how to support your child at home, we would be more than happy to help!​​

PE – Thursday

Please make sure you bring your PE kit at the beginning of term. We will send it home to be washed at the end of term. Plimsols/trainers, shorts and t-shirts are fine but children will need to bring a sweatshirt to school as the weather gets colder.

Homework and useful websites

Children must continue to read as much as possible.

Children are to practise times tables every week - we have bought TT Rockstars following a trial by children in Fothergill, passwords to be handed out in November!

WWF Green Ambassadors

Led by Miss Mousley, Y5 Fothergill are our ambassadors for the WWF. http://gowild.wwf.org.uk/

As Green Ambassadors supporting the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature), our role is to raise awareness across the school and wider community. We focus on the following areas;

  • Championing Sustainable Food
  • Saving on Energy & Water Use
  • Protecting forests & habitats
  • Taking action on climate change
  • Protecting endangered animals.

December 2018


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