Welcome to the Year 5 page.
How do I contact my child's teacher?
Teachers use Class Dojo to communicate with parents and share children's work. Class Dojo is the quickest and most convenient way to get a message to your child's teacher. Click on the relevant icon to download the app to your phone.
Alternatively, please contact the school office to leave a message.
SchoolPing is essential for receiving school messages from John Keble, including details of events, closures and other important information.
Click on the relevant icon to download to your phone.
What will my child learn about in Year 5?
What is my child learning this half-term?
What home learning does my child have this half-term?
The school uses Google Classroom to provide children with tasks for home learning.
Additional mathematics tasks are set using the Mathletics App/Website.
Additional spelling tasks are set using the Spelling Shed App/Website.
Printable Home Learning Packs are available via the Remote Learning section of our website. Here you will also find a whole range of resources to support your child's education at home.
Can you recommend a book for my child to read in Year 5?
Helping children in Year 5 discover a love of reading is most successfully achieved when a wide range of appealing and age-appropriate books are available. Research on reading for pleasure shows that children who choose to read for enjoyment are more likely to achieve higher academic outcomes, to have improved mental health and to gain economic success later in life. What’s more, when children choose to open a book to read, they are able to discover new worlds beyond their own experiences, to learn about different people and develop critical thinking and crucial empathy skills, as well as advancing their language and vocabulary.
Getting the right book into the right child’s hands at the right time is absolutely key to sparking a love of reading. At the ages of 9 and 10, most children are able to read longer chapter books and handle stories with an increasing complexity of themes. Popular with this age group are thought-provoking books about relevant social issues, as well as laugh-out-loud funny books, graphic novels and non-fiction that cover topics of interest. As well as having a wide range of styles and formats to choose from for independent reading, an essential ingredient in developing a lifelong love of books at this age is when adults protect shared reading experiences and continue to read aloud at story time well beyond the age that children can read for themselves.