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Welcome to Year 5!

Mrs Burke/ Miss Coughlin- Class teachers

Mrs Gallimore- Additional Support teacher

Mrs Knight/ Mrs Powell/ Miss Cantello- Teaching Assistants


    To celebrate the Year of Mercy Year 5 created Peace Palm Pledges.


Homework is given out every Friday and is collected the following Friday. This homework is generally linked to topics the children have been learning in school. Each week children get Numeracy, Literacy and Spelling; along with this, children are expected to read every night and learn their times tables every night, which are in the back of their school planners.


PE Kits:

Children have P.E. on a Monday and Wednesday afternoon. Their kits are expected to be in school on those days. P.E. kits should consist of: shorts/leggings/jogging bottoms, t-shirt and appropriate footwear eg. trainers or pumps.



In Literacy this term we have been studying the book 'Tuesday' by David Wiesner. From this we have been focusing on planning and conducting interviews for police reports, newspaper reports and TV reports which the children thoroughly enjoyed.

Next half term we plan to focus on Classic Narrative Poetry when we will look at poetry by Edward Lear, Lewis Carroll and Alfred Noyes 'The Highway Man'. Classic Narrative Poems are poems by well known poets from the past that have stood the test of time and are therefore generally acknowledged to be great and valuable pieces of writing.



In Numeracy this term, we have been learning about the properties of 2d and 3d shapes, types of triangles, nets of 3d shapes and creating 3d shape riddles.


Next half term, we plan to focus on standard metric units for weight, length and capacity, handling data through tally charts, bar charts and line graphs.



In our religion lessons this term we have been looking at Inspirational People and what it means to be inspirational. We have focused on our Lenten journey through making Lenten promises, attending mass for Ash Wednesday, Y5 Lenten mass in school and Holy Week Mass, as well as weekly assemblies, collective worships, Wednesday Word and writing about the Easter Story.