Year 5: Maple and Sycamore 2019 - 2020


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

Our Teachers

Sycamore class: Mr. Scott

Maple class: Mrs. Muirhead

Our Year 5 LSA: Mrs. Cain


If you have any queries please get in touch here:

Mr. Scott:

Mrs. Muirhead:

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 days are:

Sycamore: Monday and Tuesday

Maple: Tuesday and Wednesday

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.

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 different texts in school during shared reading and in English lessons. In class, we are currently reading 'Who let the Gods out' by Maz Evans and every child has their own book to take home and enjoy.


The children will be writing a range of fiction and non-fiction texts 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 term we will be learning about;

Rivers, Animals & their Habitats, Cyber Safety and much much more.

Please see our Curriculum news at the bottom of the page for more information. 

It will be a busy and fun-filled year of learning. 

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 reading comprehension, GPS, arithmetic & reasoning. Homework for the other subjects will be set half termly.

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


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.

To keep up to date with our learning journey don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @PinehurstP or @Year5_Sycamores 

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


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