Welcome to Year 5

Hello everyone!

My name is Miss Holder and I will be teaching Year 5 this year. This is my fourth year at St Francis of Assisi and I am looking forward to another great year.

With an English degree from the University of Birmingham, I particularly enjoy reading with my class and being involved with storytelling. My classroom will be an inclusive, safe and exciting space. My main hobby is Music – I play the flute, saxophone and clarinet! I am looking forward to getting to know you and each of the children in my class.

Welcome to  Wonderful Y5 Class

Your Class Teacher is Miss Holder.

Supporting Miss Miss Holder in class is Miss Fawcett.

Welcome back to school!

We hope you had a wonderful holiday and are ready for a busy and exciting year ahead. A special welcome to new pupils, parents and staff to our school; we hope you will be very happy here.

I would like to say how pleased we all are to see the children again. This is a very special school and one where we all feel extremely privileged to work.

Welcome to Year 5, where we are all committed to working hard and striving for our best. Our school rules are at the heart of everything we do:

  1. Listen
  2. Respect
  3. Try our best
  4. Be positive


Please have a look at our suggested reading lists for children in Year 5. These books are a range of bestselling picture books and longer texts to encourage both shared reading, individual reading and reading for pleasure.


Don’t forget if you would like some more help with your choices or to share your enthusiasm for reading our Reading Ambassadors and School Librarians are always on hand!

The Big List of Children’s Authors Doing Online Read Alouds & Activities

The Big List of Virtual Author Activities




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    Day 1 – Our home for 2 nights!


    We arrived just after 11am and had a long walk up to reach Dobroyd Castle! Time for lunch and unpacking bags.












    Day 1

    We’ve had an action packed day! Desert Group, led by Miss Daniels, have had activities trapeze, and Lava (Mrs Fawcett’s group) and Volcano (Miss Holder) have gome Caving and Rock Climbing!

    All of our groups have done the Pirahna Pool and Crate Challenge.

    We’re going to sleep well tonight..

    Evening 1 –

    Our first evening involved a filling dinner, group activities, followed by hot chocolate and preparing for bed time.


    Day 2 – Breakfast:

    After a restful sleep, we enjoyed a full English breakfast!


    Day 2:

    We have had an action-packed 12 hour day! Canoeing, raft-building, Quest, Night line, Archery (just to name a few!)

    BMX Experience 27-09-23