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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

Year 5

Spring 2019


Homework is given each Wednesday and must be completed and returned for the following Monday. Homework will include spellings to learn, as well as a Maths and Grammar/English task

(this maybe online on either IXL or


Spelling Tests take place every Monday.


Times Tables will be tested every Wednesday.

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.  




P. E. will take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please ensure your child's kit is in school every Monday for the week ahead. Class 5 will be starting swimming after February half-term.



R. E.



Our Class Saint is Saint Cecilia.


RE units for the Spring term will include Baptism  

 Parables & Sayings of Jesus

and as we approach Easter, Lent



In French, we will be looking at Food.




This term, we will be learning to play the recorder.

A reminder if you would like to purchase a recorder, please let Miss Blood know during the first of Spring Term. 

A letter will be sent home on Monday 7th January with details regarding this. 

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!


If you have any problems or need any more information at all during the year,

please do not hesitate speak to me on the playground

where if you would prefer we can make a before or afterschool appointment.

Miss Blood & Mrs Iremonger

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