Welcome to Falcon Class

Miss Lyons – Year 5 Class Teacher

Mrs Welsby – Year 5 Teaching Assistant


6B Transition Board-

Reading at Hendal Primary School

Reading: Our reading resources continue to build upon previous learning stages! Our reading books are organised into coloured bands based on the level of challenge and length of text. We have a wide selection of other books within the coloured bands to ensure children are exposed to a variety of texts with the intention of all children developing a love for reading that will ensure success in adult life.

NEW TO THIS HALF TERM: Our library is open. Children will be able to check out books to take home and read and we have a fantastic selection of over 1200 books….lucky us!

Curriculum Overview

Welcome to Year 5. Throughout the year your children will learn through the topics;

  • Space – To infinity and beyond
  • The Terrible Tudors
  • The Vile Victorians
  • Eurovision
  • The Rainforest  

You can also speak to your class teacher Miss Lyons for additional information regarding the National Curriculum for Year 5 or click on the link below.

Click the link below for more information including our exciting Topic Launches, Educational Visits, Aspire Afternoons, Parent Partnerships and Finales.


Our Topic this Term

This half term you child’s topic is – Rainforests

Our topic this half term is a geography topic focusing on rainforests . We will be locating the rainforests of the world using an atlas and comparing tropical and temperate rainforests. We will also be exploring the layers of the rainforests as a habitat for plants and animals and investigating biomes. This is such an interesting topic because we use an amazing novel ‘The Explorer’ as the basis for our English work. Our children enjoy writing their own adventure narrative about being lost in the Amazon and the problems two young children might face.

What is going on this Term

Topic Launch: Zoo Lab – Rainforest Animals – an exciting visit meeting snakes, spiders and other creatures from the rainforest. 

Things to Remember

Your child should arrive promptly at school for 9.00 am ready to begin morning work. It is paramount that your child is not late as this accumulates lost learning time.

Please send you child with the correct equipment on the following days:

Monday – Indoor/Outdoor PE kit

WednesdayHomework & Spellings are to be handed in

Friday – Indoor/Outdoor PE kit & Homework and Spelling handed out

If you need any support or have any questions regarding how you can support your child’s learning at home or require further resources please speak to you child’s class teacher (Miss Lyons).

Parent Partnerships

We welcome any opportunities for parents to share their skills and knowledge.

Please listen to your child read at home at least three times a week and record this in your child’s reading record.

Milk is available to children at a cost of £1.00 per week. Families who are in receipt of low income benefits will qualify for free milk for their child. To register and pay for milk online, please click on the following link;


Home Learning – July 2021

Hello everyone! I hope you are all ok. It’s never easy learning at home but you are all superstars and will totally boss it!! We’ve done this before and we can do it again  with smiles on our faces!! If you need anything please just get your carers at home to email me. I expect everyone to turn up to every lesson ready to learn. Presentation must not slip or work quality. Mrs Welsby will be calling parents to chase up incomplete work or non attendance including leaving lessons early. You must stay online for the whole lesson  and ask permission to leave.

Please see the timetable for the week commencing 19th June: Year 5 Timetable

Friday 23rd July

Please log on as normal at 9:30am.

Please see the sheet for todays tasks: Activities

Design your own rainforest animal

Garden scavenger hunt

Summer scavenger hunt

Maths mystery

Origami Butterfly Activity

Origami Cat Activity

Origami Crane Activity

Rainforest mindfulness colouring

Summer art ideas

Summer Poem

Year book page