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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    Academic Year 2022-2023


    Our home for 2 nights!


    Day 2 – PM

    Another awesome afternoon which included canoeing, caving and the dungeons! Tea was delicious and all the boys were asleep for 9:15!

    Day 3 

    Up early and packed for home. We’ve had that much of a blast that we’d happily stay another day! We should be back for about 3pm. A text update will be sent.



    Year 5 residential has been an absolute blast! We have loved every minute and have worked extremely hard on pushing ourselves outside of our comfort zone and showing sheer determination.


    Day 1- the children had their first adventure on a few mile walk, along the canal, over a railway bridge and up through the forest and hundreds of steps to the castle.           

    They enjoyed a tasty lunch and got started straight away on activities: piranha pool, crate challenge, trapeze and challenge course. This was finished by a tasty tea where everyone tucked in! We ended the night with some

    Team challenges and hot chocolate with biscuits.

    Day 2 – everyone had a great night sleep and woke super refreshed for another busy day.

    Breakfast was a feast and all children tucked in. We’ve had so many activities today that have all been great fun: canoeing, climbing wall, archery, caving and so much more!

    The weather is glorious and the sun is shining down for us!

    BMX Experience 27-09-23