Welcome to Year 5, I am Mr Hin.

During the year we undertake a number of exciting IPC units which cover a broad range of topics such as; the Solar System, Renewable Energy, Living and Growing as well as the Art and History of different.  We will also be exploring where our feelings and emotions come from and how they may affect us.

Our primary aim is to help prepare your child for the challenges and rigours of Year 6 and ensure they make as much progress as possible. This means building on their literacy and numeracy skills. We also believe the key to lifelong learning is nurturing curious minds and encouraging pupils to become more independent.

As teachers, it is our aim to not only to build good relationships with children, but also with parents. With this in mind, we would like to keep you informed and up to date with what is happening.

We hope your child will have a fun and hard-working year with us in 5L,  5U and 5T! Please see our class blogs for more information.

Our Year 5 Newsletter View Here

Mr Hin, Miss Slyman and Mrs Lewis.


As part of our English curriculum we study a range of texts and genres of writing, including Romeo and Juliet and The Highwayman. In Maths lessons we will be learning key skills such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, angles, fractions, decimals and percentages as well as problem solving and data handing.

All children in Year 5 have a fantastic opportunity to learn how to play an instrument with a Specialist Music Teacher. Pupils can continue this into Year 6.

We hope your child will have a fun and hard-working year with us in 5L and 5U! Please see our class blogs for more information.

For further information you can view our Curriculum Maps here: Our Curriculum.


Mr Hin

My name is Mr Hin. I am currently teaching in Year 5 and enjoying it thoroughly.
I have been teaching now for 10 years. I enjoy teaching – no two days are ever the same and the children always bring a smile to my face. Previous to this, I worked for HM Revenue & Customs.
Any spare time I have, I like to spend with my family and during the warmers months, I also like to do a spot of gardening.
I count myself very fortunate to be working in such a lovely school, teaching such well-behaved and enthusiastic children.

Miss Slyman

Hello, my name is Miss Slyman and I am currently a year 5 teacher at John Perry. This is my third year in this brilliant school and I am still enjoying every minute!

In school, I love to learn. Learning is the most important thing for everyone, including us adults. I believe that we should come to school ready to improve our knowledge and make the most of the opportunities we are being given. I have many interests both inside and outside of school. Some of them are: learning about history, reading books for pleasure and swimming.

I love coming to work every day to teach the children in my class and look forward to continuing to help make them the most amazing human beings they can be, and see them on to great things.

Mrs Lewis

My name is Mrs Lewis. I am currently teaching in year 5 and I am the Religious Education Coordinator.

I have been teaching now for 2 years but have been working and volunteering with children and young people for 7 years. I adore teaching, especially at John Perry; children here are passionate, driven and enthusiastic. Previous to this, I worked as a Special Needs Teaching Assistant and retail operator.

Since I was a little girl, I’ve always wanted to be a teacher. I have been fortunate enough to have some brilliant and inspiring teachers, which is one of the reasons I’ve become a teacher. I love learning and would like to instill that passion in children.

I love working with young people so much, that I spend my summers volunteering with 16-18 year olds participating in team building activities. I enjoy taking part in changing the lives of children and young people because I believe they can change the world and that education is the key to access social mobility.

As Nelson Mandela stated “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”



Perfect Pizzas by 5T

5T has a had a fantastic day creating Perfect Pizzas from our DT unit in Pizza Express Romford.   5T had fun learning and understanding the different ingredients that pizzas are made from. Children created their own margarita pizza and were able to explain each ingredient.   What we liked best about our trip to [...]

‘Golden Table’ Lunch, day 2

Captains, Vice-Captains and School Councillors Year 5 and 6 Captains, Vice-Captains and School Councillors joined SLT for their 'Golden Table' lunch treat today.