Holy Trinity Church of England

Primary School

Growing Tomorrow's Leaders

Year 5 - Otters

Welcome to Year 5 Otter Class!


Welcome to our class page! Here you can find what we are learning about and find any key updates.


Mr Bennett is our class teacher and Mrs Andrews is our class teaching assistant.


If you ever need to know anything about your child's learning or have any questions, please feel free to come and see us after school, pop a note in the contact book or fill out the form below.


To take Accelerated Reader quizzes log-on here, to complete Mathletics homework click here and to practice handwriting through LetterJoin click here. For curriculum coverage an overview can be found in the National Curriculum for Year 5.


There are some changes to homework this year so please see the below homework overview for detail. Homework will be 'set' on a Friday and should be handed in on a Wednesday. Pre-learning tasks will also be set across the term. These tasks will give children an advantage in class and will help to bring out what learners already know; what misconceptions they may have and what interests them.


Below are some key documents relating to our class.




Our learning project this term is ‘Stargazers’. During this learning project we will be taking a journey through space! We’ll take a trip to the stars, planets and suns and discover the amazing wonders of the night sky.


WOW Basketball Day

WOW Basketball Day 1 Otter class having a session with Paul Sturgess
WOW Basketball Day 2 A pro-player in the making!
WOW Basketball Day 3 Oh no! Don't hit the cone!
WOW Basketball Day 4 Three arms are always useful playing basketball!
WOW Basketball Day 5 Putting Michael Jordan to the test!
WOW Basketball Day 6 I'm not afraid of no cone!
WOW Basketball Day 7 Paul, Mark and Otter Class
WOW Basketball Day 8 Making our heads spin!

Visit to the British Museum

Visit to the British Museum 1 Exploring Saxon burial aretfacts
Visit to the British Museum 2 Using artifacts to answer questions
Visit to the British Museum 3 Exploring the Egyptian exhibit
Visit to the British Museum 4 Inspecting an Egyptian pyramid entrance
Visit to the British Museum 5 Noah and Lincoln appreciating a sculpture
Visit to the British Museum 6 Taking the sheer size of the creations in

Astrodome | Planetarium Visit

Astrodome | Planetarium Visit 1 Different space mission badges and rockets
Astrodome | Planetarium Visit 2 Samples from planets across the Solar System
Astrodome | Planetarium Visit 3 Space artefacts
Astrodome | Planetarium Visit 4 How weight changes across the Solar System
Astrodome | Planetarium Visit 5 Peter answering questions
Astrodome | Planetarium Visit 6 What is a star?
Astrodome | Planetarium Visit 7 Learning about our planet
Astrodome | Planetarium Visit 8 A black hole...
Astrodome | Planetarium Visit 9 Peter sharing artefacts
Astrodome | Planetarium Visit 10 A super way to start the academic year!


Comic: it's one giant leap for all boy-kindThis term's class text is 'Cosmic'


It's one giant leap for all boy-kind in Frank Cottrell Boyce's out-of-this-world story: Cosmic.

Liam is too big for his boots. And his football strip. And his school blazer. But being super-sized height-wise has its advantages: he's the only eleven-year-old to ever ride the G-force-defying Cosmic rollercoaster - or to be offered the chance to drive a Porsche. Long-legged Liam makes a giant leap for boy-kind by competing with a group of adults for the chance to go into space. Is Liam the best boy for the job? Sometimes being big isn't all about being a grown-up.

If you would like to contact Mr Bennett, please fill out the form below.