St James' Church of England Primary School

Together in faith, we are a winning team.

  Welcome to Year Five

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

Things to bring to school

Every day:  homework diary and reading book

Wednesday – completed learning log

Every Tuesday/Wednesday - PE Kit (take home every Friday)



  • There will be a learning log challenge that will be set every Wednesday, which should be returned to school the following Wednesday
  • We would like the children to work on maths every week, any day they choose. This could be IXL or learning their times tables.
  • Children are given spellings (every Monday) to learn at home and they need to return their spelling books by the following Monday. 
  • We also expect that the children will be spending time each week reading.

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

Autumn 2 

Wednesday 6th September - Friday 20th December 2019

Theme: Vicious Vikings and Smashing Saxons

Children are going to learn about Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons plus the Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor :

  • Identify the time when the Anglo Saxons and Vikings ruled Britain
  • Learn what Anglo Saxon life was like, including crime and punishment, religion and their fight with the Vikings
  • Learn about Alfred the Great
  • Make a Viking longboat
  • Make comparisons between life then and now 

English - Texts for reading and writing prompts: Beowulf  (poem and Michael Morpurgo book), How to Train your Dragon (Cressida Cowell), non-fiction texts relating to the theme of Vicious Vikings and Smashing Saxons, poetry and a play script for their Christmas assembly. 

Spelling and grammar- homophones, prefixes and suffixes, doubling consonants, apostrophes, noun phrases, relative clause and pronouns.   

Mathematics - Place value, multiplication and division, graphs (line graphs) and timetables.

Science - Forces: including gravity, levers, gears and pulleys.

RE - Examine creation stories. Does science and faith work together? 

DT - Design and make a viking longship

Music - Listen to: Ride of the Valkyries. Compose and perform: Music for Christmas around the world.

French - Je suis le musicien (I am a musician)

Computing - Using PowerPoint to present information & internet searches/safety

The key focus for this half term will be history

Important dates:

Friday 8th November - FREE Ashton Cinema trip (to see Abominable)

Friday 13th December - Class 5 & 6 assembly

Thursday 19th December - Nativity in Church

  On Mondays, we have Chess with Mr Glover.

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

On Tuesdays, we do physical activities with Mr Rusholme. 

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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