Thomas Jolyffe Primary School

Thomas Jolyffe Primary School

Year 5 - Mrs Anderson, Mrs Evans and Mrs Woodhead

Welcome to Year 5! The team includes:

5EW - Mrs Evans and Mrs Woodhead

5A - Mrs Anderson

Learning Assistants - Mrs South, Miss Green


Mrs Woodhead has been teaching at Thomas Jolyffe for 16 years. She is responsible for the RE curriculum in the school and works part time, on a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. 

Mrs Evans joined the school last year and teaches on a part time basis, on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. 

Mrs Anderson has been teaching at Thomas Jolyffe for 13 years. She is the school's Science coordinator.


We are really pleased with how well the children have settled into Year 5 and their new routines. This term we will be focusing on the IPC topic 'Brainwaves' and learning all about French speaking countries in our topic ' Tour du Monde'. In Science, we are learning all about space and the planets.


If you need to contact us, please use the emails below:


Mrs Anderson:

Mrs Evans:

Mrs Woodhead:

Email Communication Statement


As a school we recognise the value of providing email addresses for parents to communicate non-urgent issues with members of staff - especially this year where face to face contact is rare. At Thomas Jolyffe teachers are free to check their emails as they wish in order to fit to their own preferred work pattern but are not expected to check while they are teaching, while they are at home, or at weekends - so response times may vary. We believe that up to 48 working hours is a reasonable length of time to receive a considered reply. However, children who are self isolating or quarantining will be given priority. Urgent matters are best discussed via the school office, who will ensure the message is delivered as quickly as possible.

As with all messages, the meaning and tone may vary depending on who is reading it. Please consider this before choosing to email any member of staff. We would also encourage all parents to consider information sent to teachers regarding other children very carefully as this can be requested by other parents under the rules governing GDPR.

It is the expectation in Year 5 that children read for approximately 20 minutes per day at home. We are still using AR as our reading scheme, if children want to quiz at home they can do so using the link below:
We are continuing with our Times tables Rockstars, children can also access this at home using the link below: 
‘Children are captivated by their learning’, ‘The well-being of pupils is at the heart of the school’, ‘School is a calm place - pupils are polite, courteous and well-mannered’