Year Five - Benjamin Zephania
Welcome to the Year 5 Class!
Our class name for this academic year is ‘Benjamin Zephaniah’. Benjamin is a well renowned British poet and writer who has received numerous awards for his work alongside several honorary doctorates from various universities across Britain. He is a member of the Times’ list of 50 greatest post war writers and is a true testament of hard work and dedication. From a young age Benjamin was diagnosed with dyslexia and left school unable to read or write. Despite this, he is now considered one of the most influential modern day poets and has inspired generations of people across the world.
Your Year 5 teacher is Miss Murphy and Miss Ellison is our class teaching assistant.
Year 5 is an important year as many final-year objectives are introduced before next year’s SATs. Although the curriculum does increase in complexity, the great variety of topics that the children study will excite and inspire them ensuring Year 5 to be one of the most exciting years yet!
From sculpting our own mythical creatures to the heights of space, from the production of our Anglo-Saxon TV News Report to the construction of space rockets; there’s sure to be something to excite your child.
We have an exciting year ahead of us. The children are going to be learning and applying a range of new skills through our English, Maths and Science lessons embedded in our Inquiry-based curriculum – for more subject-specific information please see our Curriculum Page.
The children will start each day with handwriting or a basic skills activity, followed by Active Reading sessions, Maths and English lessons each morning. Science, History, Geography, Computing, P4C and many more subjects will be taught in the afternoon.
If you have any questions about Year 5 or your child’s learning feel free to email me at:
For more information about the Year Five curriculum take a look at our curriculum page.