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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


Welcome to Spring Term

  in Class 5

Mrs Haines, Mrs Eyre, Mrs Morgan and Miss Hine

Picture 1

Our Rainforest Display

Our Rainforest Display 1

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 = ?


Our Spring Term Topic is.......


We will be finding out where the Vikings came from,

how and why the invaders eventually settled here and how they lived.




Our art work will be inspired by our work on the Vikings.

We will be using textiles and making collages.



PE will take place each Mondays children will swim each Thursday afternoon.

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.



R. E.



Our Class Saint is Saint Cecilia.


RE units for the Spring term will include




Parables & Sayings of Jesus

and as we approach Easter,






In French, we will be looking at Food.


We will be playing glockenspiels in our music unit this term

as we explore improvisation and Jazz music.



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