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. We also have two students from the University of Greenwich on placement in our class, Miss. Whittington and Miss. Andrews.


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 practice handwriting through LetterJoin click here and to complete Mathletics homework click here (2 Mathletics tasks are set every Wednesday, these tasks are pre-learning for upcoming topics). 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.


A reminder that the homework overview has now move to here (Home>>Teaching and Learning>>Homework>>Year 5)


I hope you are all enjoying your half term! Mathletics pre-learning tasks have been set today (20/2) and are due the first Wednesday back (27th). Don't forget you bring your (compulsory) knowledge organiser to school on Monday 25th - you won't be able to access the day's learning without it!


Pharaohs | Term 4 Learning Project


Our learning project for term four is 'Pharaohs'! A learning project all about the wonders of Ancient Egypt. We'll be learning about Howard Carter and the discovery of Tutankhamun, the role of a Pharaoh, Cleopatra, Gods and Goddesses, Egyptian myths, the mummification process and how the Ancient Egyptian's impacted the life we live today in modern Britain. 

Comprehension Homework


Every week comprehension homework will be set in the KS2 English Comprehension Year 5 Targeted Question Book your child has been given. This homework will be marked as a class so it is important homework is completed every Wednesday and that the book is in school.


This weeks comprehension is: Pompeii (non-fiction) pages 14-15, questions 1-6  Due: Wednesday 27th February


Below are links to different spelling and word games to support learning:


Spellingframe - a fantastic website to support the learning of spellings. 

Spelloween - a fun spelling game.

Word wrangling - a collection of fun word games to help you look for patterns, shapes and relationships between letters and words.

Wordshake - a fun word game against the clock. 


Flash is needed for these games and they run better in Internet Explorer.

Pre-learning Homework

Otter Class Timetable

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