Year 5

Year 5 love to learn with their teacher Mr South and their TA Mrs Crossley. They are supported by Mrs Bruce and Mrs Alam.

Growth and development

In Year 5 the pupils are given lots of opportunities to develop responsibility.  They start the year with a fantastic residential trip to Phasels Wood which helps them to enter Year 5 with firmer friendships and independence.  They also spend the year looking after Bob, their class rabbit.  He must be treated with respect, fed, cleaned and given exercise daily – giving all children the experience of being responsible for the welfare of a pet.


Throughout Year 5 the children have fantastic opportunities to learn through exciting topics, including finding out new facts about London, discovering the stars and mummifying a body!

Year 5 Curriculum Map 2020-21

Year 5 End of Year Expectations in English and Maths

Upper Key Stage 2 Key Spellings


At Kenilworth, we ask our children to complete half termly ‘home learning grids’ for their homework.  This enables children to practise a wide range of skills at home and to share their learning across the curriculum.

We also fully understand the impact of regular reading on a child’s development.  Therefore we ask for every child to read a minimum of 3 times per week.

For more information regarding our homework policy, please visit the homework page.

Phasels Wood

At the beginning of Year 5 the children are given the fantastic opportunity to stay away from school together.  Phasels Wood is a scout camp near Hemel Hempstead, where the children get to enjoy activities including zip lining, spider mountain and archery.

They stay away from home for 2 nights and 3 days, in a large log cabin within the secure camp.

For more information about Year 5 and their trip to Phasels Wood, please look through our meet the teacher presentation from September 2019:

Year 5 meet the teacher ppt