Year 5: Maple and Sycamore 2023 - 2024


Welcome to Year 5's Page

In Year 5 at Pinehurst, we Experience, Excel and Enjoy.

Our Teachers

Sycamore class: Mr Timms

Maple class: Miss Monaghan

Our Year 5 LSAs: Mrs Zeverona and Mrs Parr. 


Use these links to join our Class Dojo pages!

Mr Timms, Sycamore: 

Miss Monaghan, Maple: 


If you have any queries please get in touch here:

Mr Timms: [email protected]

Miss Monaghan: [email protected]


A Typical Week in Year 5 

The children and staff in Year 5 are looking forward to a great year of learning together. 

We have focused sessions on Reading, Writing, Basic Skills and Maths, each day.

We also enjoy lots of opportunities to learn about Science, Computing, Spanish, History, Geography, RE, PHSE, Art, DT, PE and Music throughout the term. 

Our PE day is a Tuesday

Your child will need a yellow Pinehurst t-shirt, navy shorts, navy jogging bottoms and a pair of pumps or trainers in school to take part in PE. Your child may leave their PE kit in their locker in school but please ask them to bring their PE kits home to wash regularly.

Our Curriculum 

At Pinehurst Primary School we aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that provides the children with opportunities to Experience, Excel and Enjoy. We aim to foster a lifelong love of learning, through delivering a twenty-first-century education. A cross-curricular approach to learning encourages the children to be independent, reflective learners and responsible citizens. We work closely with parents to support children’s learning. 

In Year 5


Children will be reading a range of texts and extracts in school during shared reading and in English lessons. For the first half of Autumn term, we are reading The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgeson Burnett. Your child will also be given a levelled book for them to take home and enjoy.


The children will be learning about features and audiences of different texts and writing a range of fiction and non-fiction writes throughout the year.

Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation

Children will be focusing on Year 5 features such as parenthesis, relative clauses and varying their punctuation usage.


The children in Year 5 learn maths through our mastery approach encouraging deeper thinking and understanding in their maths and where they can find maths being used in daily life.

The Wider Curriculum

This half term we will be learning about;

Science:  Living Things and their Habitats

Geography: Fieldwork: Economic Trade

PE: HR Fitness (LFC Coaches)

Art: Wire Sculptures

RE: Christianity:  What would Jesus do?

PHSE: Relationships

MFL: Leisure

Music: Minimalism

Download our Autumn Curriculum Newsletter and our Long Term Plan at the bottom of this page. 

How can I help and support my child at school? 

Homework is set on Friday and should be returned by the following Thursday. 

Children without homework must complete it at Friday lunchtime ready to be marked after lunch.

Homework will include weekly English and maths.

Reading is encouraged daily and should be recorded in your child’s reading record book. 

We encourage children to complete 45 minutes of TT Rockstars at home each week.


Practical ideas to support your child 

Sharing books, reading with and to your child. 

Visiting places of interest, talking to your child about them, and encouraging them to ask questions. Places you may choose to visit: the library, country parks and local nature reserves, museums, etc. 

Making opportunities to play and work with others. 

Opportunities to be creative. 

Allow your child to problem solve, if they are experiencing a challenging situation, allow them time to try and solve it themselves before stepping in.


Blended Learning

Please find below for useful resources and websites should your child have to learn from home.




If home learning is required please contact your child's teacher for log-in details, practical activity ideas and additional resources.

To keep up to date with our learning journey don’t forget to follow us on Twitter on: @PinehurstP @year5sycamore & @MrsLBurke1

Please continue to share with us your tweets about your learning outside of school.    


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