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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5


The teachers in Year 5 are:
Miss Murphy (5M)
Miss Esteban (5E)


Also working in Year 5 are:

Mrs Fedderson-Doyle

Mrs Bowman

Welcome to Year 5’s class page!

We have had a fantastic start to Year 5. The children are learning about many topics in history and science, such as Ancient Greece in history and investigating the different life cycles of animals and humans in science. They have made a great start adapting to the challenges in Year 5.

Religious Education

Our Autumn topic in R.E. is ‘Beginning with the Church’ where the children will be learning about the three Sacraments of Initiation, Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation.


In English, we are reading ‘The Adventure of Odysseus’ and learning about how Odysseus overcame the trials of Poseidon on numerous occasions. The children have the opportunity to combine cross-curricular links whilst studying the text by learning about the different Greek Gods and Goddesses and their powers through role play and descriptive writing.


In maths, we are learning how to recognise the value of numbers up to one million and adding and subtracting numbers with up to 2 decimal places. Throughout the term, we will be incorporating the key basic skills of mathematics, including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We continue to encourage the children to be proficient in their times tables as these are vital in many aspects of mathematical problems.




The children are developing their knowledge of the Ancient Greek civilisation and their wonderful homework projects aided with their understanding when studying different aspects during lessons. The children are learning about the different Greek God and Goddesses, their way of life and are will research the history of the Olympic Games.


Our science topic this half term will be ‘Forces. In this topic children will learn about the different types of forces and take part in experiments to test out theories and scientific questions. They will look at where forces are present in everyday life.

in science, Year 5 will also be studying ‘Animals including humans’ in which the children will learn the different life cycles of both humans and animals. They will investigate the gestation periods of different mammals and plot graphs to show their findings.  The children will develop an understanding of the physical and emotional changes that occur through human life.


  • 5E will perform their assembly based on Anti-bullying week and our RE topic of ‘Beginning with the Church’
  • 5M will share an assembly about ‘Remembrance Day’

We are coming up to Celebrations of Languages week where the children will explore and celebrate the many languages that make up our school.



We encourage all children to demonstrate a high standard of behaviour at all times in order to create a safe, respectful and happy learning environment.

Each class has participated in the process of making a set of ‘Golden Rules.’ The children have agreed to follow the rules as they understand that this will help their learning.

Respecting each other and all members of staff is expected and reflects the ethos of our school.

The children are required to listen carefully and to develop their self-control and concentration in class and in the playground.

Working together with parents and guardians plays a big part in establishing good relationships and standards of behaviour.



Homework:  A detailed homework timetable has been given out accompanied by a homework diary that is to be checked and signed each weekend by parents. Homework diaries will be checked by teachers every Monday morning,

Homework includes:

  • RE
  • Spellings and grammar activities
  • Timestables
  • Arithmetic
  • English
  • Maths

Homework not handed in on the due date will result in a demerit and recorded in homework diaries by class teacher.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to term ahead!

‘Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world’

Nelson Mandela

As Headteacher and on behalf of all the members of St Michael & St Martin School community, I would like to welcome you to our school website. Within our school, we seek to create a supportive and friendly environment, where each child has the opportunity to develop spiritually, intellectually and socially.