Welcome to year 5.

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!


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.


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 5 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.”

Mrs Moreline

My name is Mrs Moreline. I am currently teaching in year five but have had teaching experience in year groups 3 through to 6. I have been in education for 17 years. I have a husband and three children of my own (although they are young adults now)
My strength is in the teaching of English because of the richness and complexity of our language. I especially like a bit of poetry, children’s of course, and if it is written by Michael Rosen then that is a bonus. I like to make my English lessons a bit like his poems – all about real life situations- if possible.
When I am not teaching you will find me, taking a walk in the countryside, reading a good book or watching rugby ( England of course). I have not always been a teacher- I have been a sales assistant, a Post Lady and an administrator as well as a full-time mum. I like to think that all those experiences have brought a rich tapestry of skills with them that help me see things from others points of view and help me to be a better all-around understanding teacher.

Miss Van Haeften

My name is Miss Haeften. I am a year 5 teacher.

The reason I moved to John Perry was due to its warm and welcoming nature. Everyday is a new challenge and I enjoy working with children helping them to succeed. I love to be creative in my classroom and always try to create an exciting and enthusiastic environment to learn in. I love the arts, especially music!

In my spare time I love to horse ride, take cooking classes, learn a new language, play the saxophone, flute and piano and travel.



5U Class Assembly

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5T Virtual Class Assembly

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