Infants : 01536 760486
Juniors : 01536 760361

Havelock Street, Desborough
Northamptonshire, NN14 2LU



·         Please feel free to come and speak to us about how your child is settling in or if there is something you feel you need to share. If this is a quick message, the member of staff  on the door in the morning will be happy to pass it on to your child’s teacher otherwise you can catch us at the end of the day. If you require a longer conversation, please make an appointment for a more convenient time. As you can appreciate, mornings are very busy. We do want to hear from you and will always do our very best to follow up any concerns. Home/School link books are checked every day and we strongly encourage this to be used as a communication log between home and shool.

·         We ask that all items of clothing are named (particularly jumpers). If your child does come home with clothing that doesn’t belong to them, please return it as soon as possible.  

Year 5 PE days are as follows:

 Explorers:  Wednesday and Friday

Adventurers:  Monday and Wednesday

Pioneers    Monday and Friday

On those days, earrings must be taken out before school unless your child can take them out themselves. We can help them in school if you sign a permission slip. If your child goes home in their PE kit after a club, please make sure it is returned to school the next day. Children should wear a plain white t-shirt and preferably black shorts/leggings. Please note: While COVID restrictions are in place, ALL children must attend school wearing their PE kit on the days they are due to have PE.

·         We use Accelerated Reader as our independent reading scheme. Some of you will be familiar with how this works, but simply, at the start of each main term the children do an online assessment to set their reading level, which is given as a number, not a colour. Every day the children are given 20 minutes to read independently and must do an online quiz for each book that they read. We encourage  all children to read for 15 minutes at home each evening – research shows that it makes all the difference to their progress and ask that you make a simple record of this in their Home-School Link books. Children are rewarded with a certificate for reading at least five times each week but we do send out a yellow reminder letter on the importance of reading at home if they read less than five times each week. Please feel free to access this at home.

  • Homework is set on Thursdays and must be handed in by Tuesday. We will set literacy and maths work each week and a team point will be given for completed work (or even two if it is obvious that your child has made a particular effort). We will be using an internet-based site called My Maths for maths homework.

Children’s login information has been sent home with them.  To access MyMaths, children must initially use the school’s login information:

School Username:  Havelock1    

School Password:  square200

  • Children now have access to Purple Mash which has a host of learning tools and educational games.    Children can log in using their login details sent home in their home school link book.   

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you need any further information, we are grateful for your continued support


Upcoming School Events

1 Mar
St. David's Day (Wales)
Date Mon, 01 Mar 2021
Holiday or observance in: Wales
4 Mar
World Book Day
Thu, 04 Mar 2021
8 Mar
HIS Reading Week
Mon, 08 Mar 2021 - Fri, 12 Mar 2021
15 Mar
HJS Reading Week
Mon, 15 Mar 2021 - Fri, 19 Mar 2021
17 Mar
Holiday or observance in: Northern Ireland
23 Mar
Parents Evening
Tue, 23 Mar 2021
24 Mar
Parents Evening
Wed, 24 Mar 2021

Year 5 Curriculum