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Thomas Reade Primary School

Year 5


I’m Miss O’Hare, Year 5 Teacher and newly appointed Literacy Co-ordinator at Thomas Reade. Before I became a teacher, I studied Multimedia Journalism at Bournemouth University and then went on to study for my PGCE at Oxford Brooks. I have a passion for health and fitness, having spent most of my life training intensely as a competitive Irish dancer! The achievements I am most proud of include placing 17th in the World Irish Dancing Championships in 2015 and running the London Marathon in 2020 and 2021, for which I managed to raise £6000 for Women’s Refuge. In my spare time I enjoy running, playing netball, reading, baking and I’m also part of the Oxford Operatic Society – we perform a number of shows each year in both the New Theatre and the Oxford Playhouse. I hope this gives you a little insight into my life – please do come and say hello if you see me around school!


I’m Miss Martine and I have been working with babies, children, and young people for 27 years now. My passion is learning! I love learning absolutely anything and everything, but my most favourite subject is learning about how children play and learn. I am so lucky to get to work throughout Thomas Reade School, although this year you will mostly find me working in Year 5 alongside Miss O’Hare and Ms Webster. Outside of school I am a keen genealogist, stargazer, and conservationist. I am at my happiest when I am open water swimming with my friends, foraging in the woods with my dog or at home with my six rescue cats listening to music from the 1980s. If you see me at school, please come and say ‘Hello’ and share your learning with me!


I’m Angela and I am working in Year 5 with Miss O’Hare and Miss Martine. I have been working at Thomas Reade for 21 years, and have been lucky enough to work in every year group! My daughter, Becky attended Thomas Reade many years ago – she’s now 26 years old. I also have a 29-year-old son, Daniel, who has a keen interest in Joseph and the Technicoloured Dreamcoat! I have a huge passion for health and fitness and enjoy spending my free time going to the gym and taking part in Bootcamp sessions. I previously played Badminton and was taught by ex-Olympian Julie Bradbury – I learnt a wide range of techniques from her. I’ve also recently started doing yoga which I find very relaxing!  

Expectations Of Our Class

In Year 5, we are expected to have an excellent attitude towards our learning. We need to be sensible in class and always listen to and follow instructions. We must always put in 100% effort and “Go for Gold” in every lesson. We must respect the adults we work with and other members of our class. We know that we listen when others are talking and speak kindly to both children and adults. We obey the class rules, school rules and the “Power of Five”. Finally, we are taught to persevere with all our work and to never give up.

We have fun in Year 5 and earn table points and merits which earn us certificates in assembly and go towards a reward at the end of each term, such as a Christmas Breakfast, an Easter Slumber Party and a Summer Water Fight!

Highlights Of The Year

We have many highlights in Year 5. We go on a trip to Reading Museum in the Autumn term to help us when we are studying the Victorians. It is a fun day as we also get to dress up as Victorian children. We also go swimming in this term and this is where we learn and develop key swimming skills at the Leisure Centre! In the Spring term, we practise for our production which we normally do with Year 4 before the Easter holidays. It’s really fun because we get to sing, dance and act! Also in the Spring Term, we design and create our own Mayan masks as part of our History topic about the Maya Civilisation. In the Summer term, we take a trip on a boat up the River Thames and try and spot different river features and wildlife that we have been studying in our Rivers topic in Geography.

Year 5 homework

 Year 5 key documents and resources

Year 5 key topics