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

Please click the link to MEET THE TEACHER 2021

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

Homework information

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 may also set tasks on Teams.

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

Scroll down for the list of homework tasks for each half term. 

Autumn 2 

Tuesday 2nd November 2021 - Friday 17th December 2021

Topic: Industrial Revolution 

A History Focus

Industrial Revolution

This is a history topic studied through texts, visits and artefacts with a specific focus on the impact of the Industrial Revolution on Ashton-under-Lyne. The industrial revolution (1760 - 1840) began in Georgian times and continued into the Victorian era. The great age of steam, canals and factories, changed the face of the British economy forever. 

Children will be learning about the industrial revolution on Ashton-under-Lyne and the UK, including the impact it had on work, school, housing and law. 


You can find all of the weekly spellings on the spelling app (on this website). Children will be learning about sentence types (simple, compound, complex), expanded noun phrases, speech marks and expanding their vocabulary. We will be reading a range of texts including fiction, non-fiction and poetry. 

  • Street Child - Berlie Doherty
  • The Highwayman - Alfred Noyes
  • A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
  • Non-fiction books examining the lives of the rich and poor during the industrial revolution

Look at our online library section of the website to access the books


  • Week 1: Consolidate problem solving with addition and subtraction
  • Week 2: Data handling: interpreting tables, two-way tables, line graphs
  • Week 3 - 5: Multiplication and Division
  • Week 6 -7: Perimeter and Area

Other subjects

  • In science, we are learning about levers and pulleys
  • In computing, we are learning about internet safety and 'PowerPoint' 
  • In French, we are speaking about musical instruments in French
  • In PSHCE, we are learning about 'getting on and falling out' 

    Reading The Amazing Story of Owen and Mzee  (Friendship through adversity)

  • In RE, we are examining the Christian beliefs about incarnation, asking 'was Jesus the Messiah?'                                               We will also be studying Judaism and performing our special Hanukkah assembly 
  • In art, we will be looking at the work of LS Lowry and creating art in his style
  • We will be using OS maps in our orienteering trip to Park Bridge where we find buildings related to the industrial revolution in Ashton-under-Lyne

Autumn 1: Homework

Week 1 -  Make a fact sheet about Ashton-under-Lyne

Week 2 -  Find out about LS Lowry and his art

Week 3 - Make a 'One Kind Word' poster for friendship week

 Week 4 - What were some of the inventions created from 1740-1860?

Week 5 -  What is the story behind the Hanukkah celebrations?

Week 6 -  Design your own town using OS map symbols

Week 7 - If God is everywhere, why go to a place of worship?

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 assistance 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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