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John Clifford Primary & Nursery School ‘Be your best. Celebrate success. Together we will be successful.’

Year 5

Welcome to Year Five



Miss Crook - Buddleia Class 

Miss Kyle - Allium Class

Mr Hayward-Mitchell - Allium Class

Mrs Hosker - Year 5 Teaching Assistant 


Welcome to our Year Five information page.

A Very Warm Welcome to Year 5


Welcome to Year 5. All of the children have had an incredible start to the academic year, and as a team we are all extremely proud of them. 


This half term the children will be learning about Africa and the Benin through a geography and history based topic. Our key text is 'Journey to Jo-Burg' by Beverley Naidoo, a story set in the apartheid years which follows the physical and emotional journey of two young children in search of their mother. 


PE and Swimming


In the Autumn term, PE takes place on a Monday afternoon. Please could all children wear their PE kits to school on a Monday. PE kits consist of PLAIN black shorts or jogging bottoms, PLAIN white t-shirt and trainers. Children should wear their school jumper too. 


Swimming will be on a Wednesday morning until the end of the Autumn term. Please could we ask that you ensure that all swimming trunks have NO pockets and that swimming costumes are worn. The children have loved swimming so far! 

Homework in Year 5


Each week, we ask that all children read with somebody at home at least three times a week. This could be any adult or an older sibling or friend. Every little bit of reading really does help children on the learning journey. We also ask that the children practise their weekly spellings which can be found below. We conduct a spelling quiz each week, and these words form part of our English teaching for the week.