Year 5 

Year 5 Staff:

Ms A Nowak Director of Year Group 5
Mrs N Loxley 5NL
Mrs F Hooper / Mrs E Lovett 5HL
Mrs M Davidson / Miss A Bryan / Mrs M Herlihy 5DB
Mrs D Goulder / Mrs L Lacey 5GL
Mrs G Eno / Mrs K Mitchell 5EM


Welcome to Key Stage 2

Year 5

Welcome to Year 5 and your child’s first year at Aston Fields Middle School. We know that the transition from first to middle school can be quite daunting; however, we strongly believe that your childs journey with us will be an enjoyable and a memorable one!

Our September transition day provides us with a fantastic opportunity to start to develop a positive relationship with your child through interactive and engaging activities. For this reason, we would really appreciate if you could support your child in completing their transition booklets which they will bring with them on their first day.

As your child will be new to the routines and life in a middle school, most of their lessons will be spent with their forms and different teaching groups in order to allow them to form new friendships and develop new skills. Throughout the year, we ensure to prioritise academic progress through an engaging curriculum whilst also supporting your child in developing positive character traits by organising various Drop Down Days, workshops, assemblies and activities.

We look forward to welcoming you and your child to Aston Fields Middle School, and we cannot wait to celebrate their academic and personal achievements together!

Miss Nowak and the Year 5 Team



Please browse our collection of introduction presentations below

 Year 5 English Presentation Year 5 Maths Presentation
Welcome To KS2 English - Mrs Birrell - Deputy Headteacher and Director of English Welcome To KS2 Maths - Mrs Weston - Lead Teacher for KS2 Mathematics


Year 5

Pupils in Year 5 are offered a range of experiences, opportunities and activities throughout the year to encourage them to transition to Aston Fields Middle School and feel very much a part of their new school from the very first day. They work closely with their form teachers and experience a range of curriculum subjects within their forms and different teaching groups, allowing them to form new friendships and develop new skills.

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As part of their English curriculum, the Year 5 pupils have learnt about William Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’. The pupils developed their own poems based on witches' spells, which they drafted, edited and performed in their English lessons. Each form then chose two groups to perform in front of all the Year 5 pupils, with the top 3 groups receiving a special reward for not only their performance, but also for writing an excellent poem with their group. This year’s winners were a group of four girls from 5HL. Please watch their performance video and be prepared to be spooked! We would like to congratulate all the pupils for their amazing poems and terrifying performances, particularly all the groups chosen to perform in front of the year. 

Please click image below to view their performance video


Extra-curricular activities and clubs

There are a wide range of clubs and activities, run before and after school. These offer all pupils in the school a range of experiences; help them to develop new friendships and work together with other pupils. Pupils in Year 5 are offered additional activities during lunchtime they can choose to join in with. These include a Maths and English Computer Club which allows pupils to access a range of websites in school to practise key skills, such as spelling and times tables, in a fun and engaging way. There is also a Homework Club where pupils can complete any of their weekly tasks, supported by staff and Wellbeing Mentors.

Many pupils also develop their musical skills, by taking instrumental lessons or joining the orchestra or one of the choirs that are available. 

Each year, Year 5 pupils are given the opportunity to join differnt clubs; this year Mr Pavlovs (Head of Computing) hosted a lunchtime Minecraft club. Pupils are also invited to different sports clubs which have previously included inter-house dodegball and table tennis. 

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Pupils will normally receive Maths and English homework each week.  In English, pupils are given a homework folder and receive either a grammar and punctuation task, or a comprehension task which consolidates prior learning.  In addition, pupils will complete activities set on Spelling Shed and Lexia to recall and build upon their knowledge and understanding within SPaG and comprehension.  Pupils will record their log-in details, to access these websites, in their homework diaries.

In addition, pupils should be reading their Renaissance books every night for at least 20 minutes. To support reading skills, pupils will find it helpful if parents/carers could ask a range of retrieval and inference questions based on their current Renaissance book.

In Maths, pupils are given a homework folder and receive a task each week, which either consolidates prior learning or prepares them for the next topic. Pupils are also encouraged to practise times tables to 12 x 12 on a regular basis. Teachers may set online homework using websites such as Times Table Rockstars, Sumdog and MyMaths. Pupils will record their log-in details, to access these websites, in their homework diaries.   

In addition to Maths and English, Year 5 pupils may receive homework in Science and History/Geography. This could be a stand-alone task or part of an ongoing project.

There is a weekly Homework Club where pupils are able to complete both written and online homework with the support from a member of staff and older pupils.

Drop Down Days

We regularly explore what it means to be us, how we are all individuals and the different characteristics, values and skills we all demonstrate and develop. We have special days during the year when we celebrate who we are and discover more about teamwork, values and character through a range of different activities led by staff and visitors to the school.

These days include Drop Down Days which focus on different themes and consist of informative and engaging sessions; Modern Britain Day during which all pupils learn about what it means to be British and British values through sessions led by different teachers to each house. To emphasie inclusivity and good character, we hold an 'All Different, All Equal Day' during which pupils learn about the ways of life, cultures and beliefs of different places around the World.