Year 5 2022 - 2023

Mr McCue

Welcome to the Year 5 Class Page


We hope that this page proves useful to you throughout the school year. This year, we look forward to teaching a well-rounded, exciting and engaging curriculum that inspires the children to 'work at being the best they can be.' Here, you will find updated information throughout the year on our curriculum and what we will be focusing on as a class each term. There are also several resources provided at the bottom of this page which are available for you to download should you wish to.


Homework for the first Spring half term will be set each Monday via the software 'PurpleMash' which children can access with their own personal logins. Homework will consist of spellings, maths and a grammar task which should be completed for the following Monday. Children will be given a spelling sheet to take home to practise their spellings over the course of each week.


Spring term

For more information on the curriculum during the Spring term, please feel free to see Year 5's medium term planners available in the resources below.


During the Spring term, our topic will be 'Mission', 'Memorial Sacrifice' and 'Sacrifice'. You can find more information about what each topic entails on the Year 5 R.E. overview.

Collective Worship

Collective Worship is held daily at school. Children are given weekly opportunities to plan their own and I have been amazed at how the children continually plan their own worships around a theme with increasing confidence.



We will be reading 'The Invisible Kingdom' by Rob Ryan and 'The Ways of the Wolf' by Smriti Prasadam-Halls. You can find more information on how we will be using these books to inspire and help us with our writing in the Medium Term planners provided in the resources below.



Following our Multiplication and Division topic, we will begin our work on Fractions during the start of the Spring term and how these link to Decimals & Percentages. We will also be returning to our work on Multiplication and Division in more detail. Our shape and space work will focus on Perimeter and Area before we finish the term looking at Statistics.



Children will be answering questions on their own reading using 'Reading Plus' on Mondays and Tuesdays. We will also be completing work on our new class text 'The Boy at the Back of the Class' on Wednesdays and Thursdays before we finish each week with a Non-Fiction or Poetry text each Friday.



Our topic for Science is 'Properties and Changes of Materials' where children will discover through planning and completing many of their own investigations around this.



We continue our work on 'Anglo-Saxons' in the Autumn term by thinking about how this applies to our new topic 'Vikings' before we have our school trip to Tatton Park to celebrate all of our learning during these topics.



We will be revisiting some of our work on the water cycle during Year 4 and using this to explore 'Rivers' in our Spring Geography topic.


Design and Technology

Linked to our 'Vikings' topic, children will design and test their very own Viking longships.



We will be thinking about how God loves us during our changing and development.



We will be using to create some of our own games before learning about spreadsheets and databases.



The children have been very excited to learn that St. Helens Rugby will be coming in to deliver rugby sessions with the children on Mondays. They will also be developing skills in Hockey on Wednesdays.



If you would like to contact us to discuss anything or to arrange a meeting, please ring the school office on 01744 621 380 to arrange a mutually convenient time.



General information:



P.E. days are every Monday and Wednesday. Please be advised that children should arrive to school in their P.E. tracksuits on these days.


Plastic Pollution:

We take our responsibility in looking after our wonderful world very seriously.  For this reason, the children should have a reuseable plastic water bottle (the coloured ones that come in different shapes and sizes.)


Children are encouraged to drink plenty during the day.  Please ensure that they bring a suitable and reusable plastic water bottle to school daily. These should be taken home each evening and refilled for the next day.  


Please ensure that any money sent into school is placed in an envelope with your child's name on.


Year 5 Useful websites:


Below are some useful websites that you may wish to look at for practising your English, Maths and other skills that will be useful in your learning. (Maths times tables) (Maths) (Subjects across the curriculum) (General)





Class Teacher: Mr McCue (Miss Hitchen Monday afternoons)


Learning Assistant: Mrs Rignall

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St. Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School
Rainford Rd,
Denton's Green,
Saint Helens
WA10 6BX

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