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The Beacon C of E (VA) Primary School

'Living life in all its fullness' (John 10:10)


1 Beacon Place, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 2SR

01395 264300


Year 5    -   2023 - 2024

The Year 5 Teaching Team are Mr Richard Johnson and Mrs Jane Hughes

Other staff who will also teach Year 5 are Miss Tash Ebbutt, Mr Sam Wright, Mr Edd Chalkley, Miss Emily Day, Miss Sarah Butcher and our Sports Coaches, Mr Marc Troman and Mrs Katie Whenman.

The email address for the class teaching team is

Summer Term 2024 Class Letter

Spring Term 2024 Class Letter

Autumn Term 2023 Class Letter

Long Term Plan


In Science, we will be learning about the 'Properties and Changes of Materials'. We will study the wider properties of materials and their uses. We'll learn about mixtures and how they can be separated using sieving, filtration and evaporation. We'll also study reversible and irreversible changes, and use common indicators to identify irreversible changes.




Home Learning

Home learning activities will be sent out on a Friday to be returned the following Thursday. This will be focused on Maths, Reading and Spelling.  Children will be given home learning books which will contain the activities they are working on that week. These are to be brought to school each Thursday ready for the next week’s activities.

Times Table Rockstars is available for homework at...


We are highly keen to encourage children’s reading for pleasure and enjoyment. As part of our school provision, children will have a school library book. This should come to and from school daily for the children to read and enjoy. Please share this reading with them and foster their love of reading.


Our topic is now 'Britain at War'. In the course of this topic, we will be learning about the causes, events and consequences of the First and Second World Wars, the influence of new inventions on warfare, how life in Great Britain was affected and the legacy of the wars in the post-war period.


PE Days:

This half term, children will be having PE on Tuesday afternoons, so please send your child to school in their PE uniforms on these days. On Fridays, children will be swimming so please send them with their swimming kit on these days.


Year 5/6 Spellings: 

Alongside the regular practice of homework spelling, there a set of Year 5/6 spellings that children are expected to know by the end of the two-year phase. Please practise these words regularly with your child.