Duston Eldean Primary School

Welcome to Year 5!

Welcome to Year 5!

Year 5 is a busy and exciting time for the children. Throughout the year, children have the opportunity to take on a range of roles and responsibilities within the school community and are encouraged to strive for the highest standards of behaviour and attitudes at all times.

This is the time in which children begin their preparations for the transition to secondary school. Working closely with the Year 6 team, we support children’s development towards becoming mature, independent and responsible members of society with their own opinions and beliefs.

Children study a broad and motivating knowledge rich curriculum, which helps them to develop their skills in a range of academic, creative and sporting areas. Additionally, they will spend a large proportion of the year exploring a range of relevant social, moral and emotional issues. All of this helps the children to grow into unique individuals with a strong sense of self worth, ready to help them with their next steps in education.


Reading is at the heart of the curriculum throughout children’s time at Eldean and this continues during the children’s time in Year 5 also. Children are encouraged to broaden the range of texts which they read and children work hard on developing their own opinions as a reader, in order to establish their identity as a reader.


Issued every Tuesday and due in the following Tuesday, the children have 7 days to complete their homework. Children have the option to attend Year 5 homework club in their own classroom during Monday’s lunchbreak.


·         Topic project – termly

·         Maths homework – weekly

·         SPaG homework – weekly

·         Reading (3 times minimum) - weekly

·         Spelling zappers – ongoing

·         TT rockstars – ongoing

Healthy lifestyle

The Daily Mile, our circuits programme, access to a range of sporting extra curricular activities and 2 PE lessons per week, help to keep the children physically active during each week. The children’s emotional, moral and social health is developed through a carefully delivered programme of relationship and health education lessons, including the care of their mental health and online safety.

PE days

·         Dolphins: Monday and Thursday

·         Turtles: Wednesday and Thursday

Proposed Year 5 highlights (Covid dependent)

·         Community day at St Luke’s Church

·         Think Tank trip

·         Viking History Off the Page Day

·         Classroom exhibitions with parents – Viking and Egyptians

·         Egyptian crafts day

·         Everdon trip

·         Art and design projects – electrical moon buggies, pyramid pully system, clay beast eyes


Upcoming Events

30 Aug
Late Summer Bank Holiday
Date Mon,30 Aug 2021

Contact Us

School Business Manager

Duston Eldean Primary
Main Road Duston Northamptonshire NN5 6PP
Tel: 01604 752283