St James' Church of England Primary School

Together in faith, we are a winning team.

  Welcome to Year Five

Mrs Wilde, Mrs Vaughan and Mrs Malik help the children in Year 5 with their learning

Please click the link to MEET THE TEACHER!

My email address is:

Things to bring to school

Every day:  reading/homework diary and reading book

Wednesday – Completed learning log (homework)

 Wednesday - PE Kit (come to school in your PE kit on Wednesdays)

Friday - shoes for outdoor sports


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

Children are given spellings (every Monday) to learn at home. They need to remember them for the spelling test on Friday. Here is the link for the spellings for the year: SPELLING LINK

We also expect that the children will be spending time reading and learning their times tables and/or working on 'My Maths' and 'Reading Plus' at home.  I will also set tasks on Teams.

We ask that you initial all completed homework and reading for your child in their homework diaries. Thank you.

Summer 2

(Monday 7th June 2021 -  Friday 23rd July 2021)

Who do you think you are?

Work for this half term is based around a study of migration, identity, family and home.

If your (Year 5) child is at home please follow this weekly topic list and use the links for resources:

Maths work

Week 1- 6 Decimals: Ordering decimals, rounding decimals, decimals up to thousandths, adding and subtracting decimals, multiplying and dividing decimals. 

English work 

Week 1:  Where my Wellies Take me – Michael Morpurgo poetry scrap book 

Click the link:  Where my Wellies take me

Week 2 - 4: How to live forever – Colin Thompson

Click the link: How to Live Forever

Week 5  Poetry -   Poems by Valerie Bloom

Click the Link:  Poems by Valerie Bloom

Week 6  Coming to England by Floella Benjamin

Click the link: Coming to England

Topic Overview

The topic this half term is all about family, belonging, home and genealogy.

 We will be learning all about:

Britain as a multicultural society

Our family tree, where surnames come from and creating a 'coat of arms' 

We will be looking at 'growing up' and how to look after ourselves


Week 1 - Foetal Development

Week 2 - Gestation periods

Week 3 - Child development

Week 4 - Puberty

Week 5 - Old age

Week 6 - A timeline of human life

 We will be studying:

  • In PE we will be doing cricket and rounders
  • In computing, we will be learning how to use send emails
  • In French, we will be learning about seasons
  • In PSHCE: Changes and reading 'Scribbleboy' 
  • In RE: Gospel


Week 1 -  Investigate your family tree

Week 2 -  Create a report about your favourite animal

Week 3 -  Make a collage about their life

 Week 4 -  What were your highlights of Year 5?

Week 5 -  Find and write out your favourite poem

Week 6 - Create a poster about ways to stay healthy

Children will have the homework explained to them before they bring it home. Labels will be in their homework books. Thank you for helping them learn at home! You help is appreciated. 

Do you want to do extra maths at home?!

Here is the link to White Rose Maths, which is the scheme  we use in school - linked to Power Maths. 

There are loads of activities in here and you can choose the appropriate level to do.

Don't forget to look our for your activities on My Maths and TEAMS!

If you are interested in First Aid, there is a free online course for children and parents.

Just click the links to access: First Aid part 1

First Aid part 2

Our class prayers

 At lunch time:

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



At the end of the day:

Now the day is over, we lift our hands and say,

Thank you heavenly Father/God - for today,

We're sorry for the wrong things, but glad about the right,

Keep us heavenly Father/God, in your love tonight. 


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