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St. Mary’s Catholic Academy
part of the Painsley Catholic Academy

Love and Serve

“Every individual will develop knowledge, skills and understanding with confidence and belief to take in life's journey. Together we will excel, love and serve through the Catholic Faith without limitations.”

Year 5

to Class 5!

Mrs Haines, Mrs Eyre, Mrs Morgan and Miss Hine

Autumn 2017

Homework is given each Wednesday and is due back in the following Monday

Homework is given each Wednesday and must be completed and returned for the following Monday. Homework will include spellings to learn, as well as IXL Maths and Grammar to be completed online. The grammar may be on either IXL or according to the topic covered.


An optional learning log task will also be given. This may link to any subject or activity we are doing in class.


The homework will also appear on this website in case any paper copies are mislaid


Spelling Tests take place every Monday.


Times Tables will be tested every Tuesday.

Times tables underpin much of the maths we do in class, so please continue to practise these at home to ensure they are fluent.    Tests will include both times (x) and divide (÷) questions, so although the question could be 6 x 7 = ? children will also need to know the answer if the questions is 42 ÷ 7 = ?

Our Autumn Topic is.......

Our topic this term is Brazil. We will be going exploring deep into the Amazon Rainforest, finding out about the plants, animals and people who live there, and learning about why the rainforest is important.


We will look at art-work inspired by Brazil and the rainforest, and create our own rainforest inspired art.

PE will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please ensure your child's PE kit is in school every Monday for the week ahead.

Please ensure all children bring a named water bottle into school each day.




Our Class Saint is Saint Cecilia.


RE units for the n term will include Creation, Miracles & Sacrament of the Sick and, as we approach Christmas, Advent.

We will also have an opportunity to look at the Sikh faith this term


Please keep an eye on our class page as we will be updating it throughout the year!

Mrs Haines & Mrs Eyre smiley

The Twits Maths Investigation (helium, balloons & chocolate buttons)

Curriculum Plans for Reading, Writing, Mathematics and RE

Year 5 and Year 6 Curriculum and Expectations

With the new National Curriculum, the Department for Education has produced new expectations for the end of each curriculum year. These will replace the old system of levels and provide you as parents with a clear idea of what the children should be achieving at the end of the year.

Below you will find the expectations for Year 5  and Year 6 in Reading, Writing and Mathematics. The year 5 document that can also be downloaded provides year 5 expectations. We have also produced ‘deepening’ targets for parents to show you the targets that the children will be working towards if they have met all of the ‘expected’ targets to master their learning skills.

As a school we report your child’s progress against these end of year expectations at our parent evenings during the year.

The following terms will be used:

·         Your child is not on track to meet the end of year national expectations.

·         Your child is on track to meet the end of year national expectations .

·         Your child is on track to exceed the end of year national expectations.


Any extra support you can provide in helping your child or children to achieve these will benefit them greatly.

End of year expectations for year 5