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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

Summer 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 may be 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 = ? They will also need to know the related facts!


Our Summer Term Topic is.......

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We will be finding out when and where in the world this civilisation existed. What was special about it and their empire. The sort of things the people of Ancient Greece believed and how  Ancient Greek religion/gods influence us today. We will be studying the Ancient Greek writing system - understanding why writing was important and what the Ancient Greek people wrote about. We will be using our knowledge to write a non-chronological report about Ancient Greece. Following this, we will be studying Ancient Greek myths and legends - discussing where these stories come from and the story structure/themes they contain.


Art and Design



Our Art work will be inspired by our work on the Greeks - looking at how the Greek Pottery depicted their life style.

We will also be tasting Ancient Greek foods as part of our Design and Technology food topic.

We will design and make mythical mazes. 




P. E. will take place on Wednesdays.

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

Class 5 will continue swimming on Thursdays. 



R. E.



Our Class Saint is Saint Cecilia.


RE units for the Spring term will include 





The Work of the Apostles 


Marriage & Holy Orders




In French, we will be looking at Food served at different times of day and trying some French foods.





This term, we will continue to learn how to play the recorder.



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