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Northgate Primary School

Northgate Primary School

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Year 5

Beech, Willow and Chestnut Classes

This year’s topics:


Autumn term – “Long Ago and Far Away - Living Among The Stars''

Spring term – “A World Of Our Own - Settlements: Why do people move?''

Summer term – “Exploring The Unknown - The Unknown Time Traveller: The Vikings"



All children are expected to read every day and to provide evidence of this in their blue homework diaries. They need to learn to read and spell the relevant word lists for their year group. They should also practice their multiplication and division facts so they are able to recall these fluently.


Click below to visit our Homework page for year group spelling lists and guidance on supporting your child's reading.



Every class has a weekly library session during which time they can exchange their reading books and ask for guidance and support for their individual book choices from our School Librarian.


Library days are Monday for Willow, Wednesdays for Chestnut and Thursdays for Beech Class.



Spring term PE days:

Tuesdays and Wednesdays 


Please ensure your child has all the correct clothes for PE on those days. These must all be labelled clearly with your child’s name (including their shoes).


Click below to visit our Uniform page for more information about sports and PE kit.

If your child wears earrings it is easier to remove them before school on these days. Children will be asked to take out their own earrings for PE. If they are unable to do so, they must be covered with micro-porous tape during PE.


Water bottles


All children are encouraged to bring a water bottle to school each day to drink regularly in their classroom and maintain good hydration. Please ensure your child’s name is written clearly on their bottle.



Mid-morning snack


Please provide your child with a piece of fruit or vegetable to eat during their mid-morning break. Parents have the option of ordering a small carton of milk.


Click below for more information about fruit and milk.



A healthy and nutritious lunch will help to boost your child’s energy levels for learning throughout the afternoon. We encourage all our children to eat a hot meal each day. However, if you choose to provide a packed lunch for your child, please remember that Northgate is a ‘nut-free’ school.

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