Welcome to Orca Class

Mrs Freer (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday) & Mrs Godfrey (Thursday, Friday) – Year 5 Class Teacher

Mr Rigg – Year 5 Teaching Assistant

Miss McAllister and Miss Foster (am) & Miss Robinson and Miss Pearson (pm) – 1:1

Welcome back Orca class and a warm welcome to Year 5!

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 Mrs Freer or Mrs Godfrey 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.

Year 5 – Year overview


What is going on this Term

This half term you child’s topic is – Space – To infinity and beyond

This half term we will be learning all out space! We will be looking at the solar system and all things planetary. We are extremely excited for a visit from the Stardome, where we learn about the sun and the constellations. This term we will also be exploring: the history of space travel and looking at the space race – including the first moon landings. Our class novel is: Cosmic by Frank Cotterell-Boyce. A thrilling tale of a young boys exciting accidental adventure into outer space.

What is going on this Term?

Topic Launch:  The children will be putting themselves into Neil Armstrong’s space boots as they blast off on the first manned mission to the moon and explore some NASA mission badges.

Educational Visit/Visitors: One Day Creative: Star company – date – TBC

To view more information about this half term …

Space – To infinity and beyond overview

Home Learning – 11.10.21

This week is assessment week in school

Have a go and practice some of these …

Maths arithmetic paper

Maths reasoning paper 1

Maths reasoning paper 2

Reading text

Reading answer booklet


Home Learning – 04.10.21


Monday – Slides

Monday – Task

Tuesday – Slides

Tuesday – Task

Wednesday – Slides

Wednesday – Task

Thursday – Slides

Thursday – Task

Friday – Slides

Friday – Task




Guided Reading


Day 1

Day 2

Things to Remember

Your child should arrive promptly at school for 8.50am 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 (weather dependent)

Wednesday – Swimming kits

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 (Mrs Freer or Mrs Godfrey).

Home reading books should be brought into school every day.

Homework and spellings are set on a Friday and should be returned to school the following Thursday.

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.

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!

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;

Please see the School Dinners page or Mrs Brailsford in the school office for more information about our School dinners.