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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 Mr Sam Wright

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

Autumn Term 2023 Class Letter

Long Term Plan

Home Learning

 Here are our home learning activities for 02.11.23. I hope you enjoy them and find out some interesting facts to share when we come back!

Home learning activities 02.11.23

Information Fact File example


Our topic this term is Maafa. We will the explore the history of the Kingdom of Benin and its rulers and its relationships with other countries around the world.


Our Science focus this half-term is Earth and Space. We will be exploring the solar system, the axis of the Earth and how it creates the seasons and the phases of the Moon. 

Earth and Space

Home Learning: 

Home learning activities will be sent out on a Friday to be returned the following Friday. 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 Friday 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.

PE Days:

This half term, children will be having PE on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, so please send your child to school in their PE uniforms 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.