Welcome to Year Five

Mrs Stott, Mrs Farnworth and Mrs Vaughan help the children in Year 5 with their learning.


This half term our topic is


and is based around our PSHCE curriculum

We will be looking in detail at maps of the world and finding out where we have all come from to make the wonderfully diverse family of year 5 at St James!

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Last half term H said, "I'll never be year 6 ready!"

So we thought we would spend some time making sure that all our children feel ready and confident for their year 6 journey.

We are also going to complete an Art unit of work called 'People in Motion'. 


In English our work will be based on the book KID NORMAL by Greg James.

It is the story of an ordinary child who suddenly finds himself at a school for Superheroes and realises he is the only one without a superpower.

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At the end of the story, after many adventure, he realises that you don't need superpowers to be a hero!

We will be writing diary entries, inventing our own superheroes, writing newspaper reports, a letter of application to be a superhero and a new chapter for the book.


 In our Maths lessons we will start by revising 3D shapes and looking at the properties of regular and irregular polygons. Then we will move on to revising rounding and negative numbers. We are going to learn mental strategies to multiply and divide and then work on percentages.


In Science our topic is properties and changes of materials

 In RE our unit is understanding Christianity with particular reference to the Gospel.

In our French lessons we will learn about the months of the year, seasons and the weather.

This half term we will also continue with our Artsaward explore booklets.

On Mondays we have Chess with Mr Glover.

On Wednesdays we have PE with Miss Terri and Music with Mr Partington.


Important Dates

 25th June                                        Come and Play with the Halle

  5 July                                              year 5 class assembly




There will be a learning log challenge that will be set every Wednesday which should be returned to school the following Wednesday. 

As well as a learning log, we expect the children to do at least 15 minutes per week on IXL. 

All children also have a short Maths rapid recall challenge which needs to be practised at home. The children will be tested on Tuesday.

Similarly, they will also have a weekly spelling test, which will be on a Thursday 

We also expect that the children will be spending time each day reading!

We will be checking the children’s homework diaries regularly so may we ask that you please initial all completed homework for your child.


Things to bring to school

Every day:  homework diary and reading book

Wednesday – learning log

Wednesday and Friday - PE Kit 


Our class prayers

 At lunch time, we share this prayer:

For health and strength and daily food, we thank you God.



At the end of the day, we share this prayer:

At the end of the day, we would like to say thank you God for a lovely day. Please keep us safe 'til the morning.



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