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

Ms Wilde's email address is:

Scroll down for details on term dates, educational visits, homework and other useful information...

Things to bring to school

Every day:  reading diary and reading book

Wednesday – Completed learning log (homework)

 Wednesday - PE  (please BRING a PE kit of a white t-shirt and blue or black shorts)

Please remember to bring a coat in cold and/or rainy weather

Homework information

  • There will be a learning log challenge that will be set every Wednesday, which should be returned to school by the following Wednesday.  Homework help is on Microsoft Teams every week. Please bring back homework on time to avoid any consequences.  
  • Children are given spellings every Monday (in their reading record) to learn at home. They need to remember them for the spelling test on Friday.  
  • We also expect that the children will be spending time reading and learning their times tables at home.  

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 1st November 2022 - Friday 16th December 2022

Topic: Industrial Revolution

A history focus

Industrial Revolution

 We will be learning about changes in Ashton-under-Lyne as a direct result of the Industrial Revolution including jobs, buildings, innovation, and transport. This is an aspect of history that altered the whole of Britain and is significant in our locality. We will also be learning about the inventions that helped bring about the Industrial Revolution in England. We will be exploring how key events (such as child labour laws) and individuals of the past.  Some of the people who have helped shape the modern world are Isambard Kingdom Brunel and Thomas Telford. We will be making comparisons between then and now and we will use our knowledge to explain why some things have changed, and other things have stayed the same in our locality. 


You can find all of the weekly spellings on the spelling app (on this website). Children will be reading a range of texts including fiction, non-fiction and poetry. 

  • Street Child by By B Doherty Street Child By Berlie Doherty
  • Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens (abridged version)
  • 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - a poem by Clement Moore
  • A Christmas Carol - By Charles Dickens (film version with excerpts from the book)

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

Watch Disney's A Christmas Carol | Full Movie | Disney+


  • Week 1: Addition and Subtraction - problem solving (Revise rounding)
  • Week 2: Factors and Multiples
  • Week 3:  Square and cube numbers (Revise x by 10, 100,1000)
  • Week 4 - 7: Fractions

Other subjects

  • In science, we are learning about levers, gears and pulleys. After that, we will sort materials according to their properties. 
  • In computing, we are creating posters and PowerPoint materials for internet safety
  • In French, we are saying 'Je suis le musicien' -  I am a musician!
  • In PSHCE, we are learning about staying safe online and the SEALs theme is 'Getting on and Falling out' 

    Reading: Owen and Mzee

  • In RE, we are considering why Christians think Jesus is the Messiah but many other religions don't 
  • In art, we will be looking at the work of LS Lowry and how he captured the industrial landscape in his paintings of Greater Manchester

Autumn 2: Homework

Week 1 – Ashton Fact Sheet

Week 2 – Inventions of the Industrial Revolution

Week 3 – Anti bullying/Friendship Week

Week 4 – LS Lowry facts and art

Week 5 – Design a town using OS map symbols

Week 6 –  What is Hanukkah?

Week 7 –  What do you know about Judaism?


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

Year 5 – Educational Visits

At St. James’ Church of England Primary School, we believe that our children should have the opportunity to enjoy many experiences to enrich their lives and learning. As a result, we have planned a series of educational visits for the children. These include:

Friday 11th November 2022 Media City for Blue Peter. 8am pick up – 12.30 return

Thursday 17th November 2022:  Ashton cinema for film festival – The Railway Children. 10-11.45am

Thursday 24th November 2022: Industrial Revolution - Park Bridge Heritage Trail. 9am-11.30am

Thursday 1st December 2022: Forces and Flight - Museum of Science and Industry. 9am – 3.30pm

*Wednesday 7th December 2022 - Hanukkah Assembly at school - parents welcome*


Term Starts 

Term Finishes

Autumn 2021


Monday 5th September 2022

Tuesday 1st November 2022

Thursday 20th October 2022

Friday 16th December 2022

Spring 2022


Wednesday 4th January 2023

Monday 20th February 2023

Thursday 9th February 2023

Friday 31st March 2023

Summer 2022


Monday 17th April 2023

Monday 12th June 2023

Friday 26th May 2023

Friday 28th July 2023

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.

Click the maths links below: Place Value

BBC Bitesize Place Value

 Place Value Games

Don't forget to look out for more 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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