Year 5 2023 - 2024

Miss Beard

Miss Beard

I am delighted to be joining Rode Heath Primary! I have previously spent two years working in Stoke-on-Trent. I have predominantly taught in KS2, and this will be my second year in Year 5. I am a Geography enthusiast and I enjoy sharing my love of the outdoors with the pupils that I teach! I strive to create a learning environment where all children feel that they can succeed.

Outside of school I enjoy horse-riding, and regularly compete in dressage and show jumping competitions with my horse, Rum.

Welcome to Year 5


Please note that our P.E days in the Summer term will be Wednesday (outdoors) and Friday (Swimming). Children can come to school wearing their P.E. kits on both days.

Welcome to Year 5! We have lots of exciting things planned for this half term including:

  • Geography- a comparison between how the UK and the USA use energy.
  • Design and Technology- designing and creating a pop-up story book for a Year 1 child.
  • English- exploring persuasive texts on plastic pollution based on our class text, 'The Paperbag Prince'.
  • Music- exploring how colour and music can be intertwined.

To see our full curriculum map of all the things we will be learning please see the bottom of the page.

We are very much aware of the importance of ensuring the children are happy, safe and secure in school and to help us do this, we will be following our Hearts and Minds curriculum.  More information about our Hearts and Minds curriculum and our weekly Hearts and Mind planning can be found using this link: Hearts and Minds.

Here are a few important organisational weekly reminders:

  • Please ensure your child is filling in their reading diary on a daily basis
  • Practise timestables on a daily basis using Times Table Rockstars and practise spellings regularly 
  • Please come to school wearing your PE kit on a Wednesday and Friday.  Some of these sessions will be outside so please wear appropriate outdoor kit (tracksuit bottoms/ leggings and a jumper/ tracksuit top).  You must wear school agreed PE kits.  If you are unsure of this then please refer to the newsletters or ask me directly in the morning or via the school office. 
  • Maths and English homework will be given out on a Friday to be completed and handed in the following Friday.  Spelling homework will be given on a Friday, to be completed for the following Friday.

Here is a link to the book that I recommend you purchasing to help your child with the Upper Key Stage Two grammar, punctuation and spelling expectations:

Renaissance Link for reading click here


In order to find year group expectations for maths, please click here, scroll down and click on the overview. 

For year group expectations for English, please click here, scroll down and click on the overview. 

The expectations for science and the foundation subjects can be found by selecting the relevant heading from here.

To access the Atom Learning homework platform, please click here. 


Continuing the learning journey 8/7/24

Maths: We will be learning about co-ordinates and translating shapes.

English: We will be writing information paragraphs using relative clauses.

Science: We will be moving onto our new topic: humans.

Hearts and Minds: We will exploring different family types.

PE: On Wednesnday's we will be doing outdoor P.E and on Friday's we will be doing Swimming. We will also be practising our dance for the Summer Fayre.

RE:  We will be learning about how we remember people.

Geography: We will be learning about the human features of deserts.

Design and Technology: We will be beginning our new unit on structures.

Music: We will be looking at composing our own songs based on colour, using glockenspiels.

Spanish: We will be learning how to say different types of transport.


Don't forget to visit our Think Like an Engineer website regularly, to see what we're all busy doing:




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Rode Heath Primary School

Heath Avenue, Cheshire, ST7 3RY

Main Contact - Mr John Frankland

Tel: 01270 314414


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