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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

Summer 2018


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 = ?

For those children that are already fluent in all their times tables, we will be practising mental maths skills during this time.


Our Summer Term Topic is.......

Our topic this term is Ancient Greece.

We will be finding out about their lives and what they believed (get ready to meet some fantastic monsters!),

and most importantly how the Ancient Greeks changed the world they lived in and still affect the way we live today.







We will continue to explore Ancient Greece in our art work, with projects ranging

from theatre masks to a 2000 year old maths puzzle.






P. E. will take place on Mondays and Thursdays.

Please ensure your child's kit is in school every Monday for the week ahead.

Swimming kits will be needed on Thursdays.



R. E.



Our Class Saint is Saint Cecilia.


RE units for the Spring term will include


      RE units for the Summer term will include

Easter, Pentecost, Works of the Apostles and Marriage & Holy Orders.




In French, we will be looking at Family and Friends.



We will be playing recorders in our music unit this term. If anyone has their own recorder at home, we would be delighted if you could bring it into school for this unit of work.





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

Mrs Haines & Mrs Eyre smiley

Classic Games Club

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