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St. Michael & St. Martin

Catholic Primary School

Learning our faith, living our faith, loving our faith

Year 5

Welcome to Year 5’s class page!

It was lovely to welcome the children back to school during the Spring term, making us feel very positive about the term ahead.  During Summer, the children will be learning about many topics in History and Science, such as the Victorians and Earth & Space. We also look forward to providing the children with exciting and engaging wider curriculum topics to help them to showcase their talents and interests in all aspects of the curriculum.


Within this area, you will be able to find all the home learning tasks we have planned during the current school closure. 


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Teachers will respond to emails within 24 hours - Monday to Friday only. 


Please use this email for home learning enquiries rather than the school office. Thank you. 

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Year 5 Home Learning Timetable- Week 3- Week Commencing 20th April

Year 5 Home Learning- Week 3 Lessons and Resources- Week Beginning 20th April 2020

Year 5 Home Learning Topic Grid- Summer 1- Anglo Saxons and Scots & Forces

This home learning grid has 12 exciting research-based activities all about your History topic 'Anglo Saxons and Scots'  and Science topic 'Forces' for you to complete!

Try to complete one activity each week from Monday 20th April until the end of the half-term. 

Use your orange exercise book for all of your work.

Cross off each section of the grid once you have completed it. 

Try your best and remember to present your work neatly!

Year 5 Home Learning Timetable- Week Beginning 30th March 2020

**Update 26th March 2020**


Dear Pupils,


Please check your SATScompanion regularly for further instructions through messages in your inbox.

The weekly timetable on the school website will include your daily routine.


Thank you, 


Mrs Ali and Miss Logue 

Year 5 Home Learning Timetable- Week Beginning 23rd March 2020

Home Learning Topic Grid - Rivers and Water

This home learning grid has 12 exciting research-based activities all about the topic 'Rivers and Water' for you to complete!

Try to complete one activity each day from Monday 23rd March- Friday 3rd April. 

Use your orange exercise book for all your work.

Colour in each section of the grid once you have completed it! 

Try your best and remember to present your work neatly!

Welcome to Year 5


The teachers in Year 5 are:
Mrs Ali (5A)
Miss Logue (5L)


Also working in Year 5 are:

Mrs Staczek

Mrs Nketsiah



Welcome to Year 5’s class page!


After a difficult end to the Spring term, we are looking forward to a wonderful start to the Summer term in Year 5 and are excited about the upcoming areas of study. The children will be learning about many topics in History and Science, such as The Anglo Saxons and Earth & Space. We also look forward to some exciting trips and extra-curricular activities planned this term.


Religious Education

We will start our new topic of ‘Easter to Pentecost’ in which we will be focussing on retelling the story of the resurrection according to Matthew and making links to belief in the resurrection of Jesus as expressed in Matthew’s account. It is hoped that this topic will help pupils develop a sense of openness and wonder about the resurrection and the coming of the Holy Spirit and an appreciation of the work of the Holy Spirit in their lives. By the end of the topic, they will have developed their knowledge and made tangible links between two people of faith and their response to the issues of their day.  



In English, we will continue to practise the Year 5 grammatical terminology and apply this within our writing. At this point of the year, the Year 5 and 6 common exception words have been embedded within our curriculum and the children will now need to continue with revising these in preparation for Year 6. ‘The Explorer’ is a new text for this year, which will provide the children with a range of opportunities to develop their writing for different text types. The book is a modern classic of an adventure that will not only transport us away from the classroom to the Amazon, but also spark the imaginations of all of the young explorers in our class! The pupils will have lots of writing opportunities based on our Power of Reading text, ‘The Adventures of Odysseus’. We will also continue to support children to develop their reading comprehension skills by completing weekly guided comprehensions in class and within homework tasks.


Guided Reading

We will continue to provide the children with a range of text types to apply their reading skills to.  The key reading skills are as follows:

  • Predicting
  • Asking questions
  • Clarifying (Spot breakdowns and try to mend them)
  • Summarising (put important items together)
  • Infering using clues
  • Making connections to background knowledge

Reading skills will be explicitly taught to the children as well as developing inference of a carefully chosen text.



In the Summer term, we will be going back to cover missed Spring learning on Decimals and Percentages -  small steps will include: decimals up to two decimal places, decimals as fractions, understanding thousandths, thousands as decimals, rounding decimals, ordering and comparing decimals, understanding percentages, percentages as fractions and decimals, and equivalent FDP.

Summer Block 1 (Decimals) small steps will include: adding and subtracting decimals within 1, decimal sequences, and multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1,000.

Summer Block 2 (Properties of Shapes) small steps will include: measuring angles in degrees, measuring with a protractor, drawing lines and angles accurately, measuring lengths and angles in shapes, regular and irregular polygons and reasoning about 3D shapes.

Summer Block 3 (Position and Direction) small steps will include: position in the first quadrant, reflection, reflection with coordinates, translation and translation with coordinates. 

Summer Block 4 (Converting Units) small steps will include: understanding kilograms and kilometres, millimetres and millilitres, metric unit, imperial units, converting units of time and timetables. 

 Summer Block 5 (Volume) small steps will include: calculating volume, comparing volume, and estimating volume and capacity. 



The children will be learning about the Anglo Saxons and the Scots under the key question: What effect have the Anglo-Saxons had on English history?  The children are covering many aspects of the Anglo Saxons civilisation, including:

  • How the civilisation started
  • Comparing the similarities and differences between The Anglo Saxons and the Vikings
  • Sequencing key events within this period of history

Our English text has cross-curricular links with Ancient Greece and will help the children when investigating, ‘Why are myths integral to Greek history?’ We will research Greek life, their achievements and their influence on the western world.



We will begin the Summer term by continuing our learning on ‘Forces’ from Spring – specifically, the force of up-thrust associated with water and how it stems from Archimedes’ ‘Eureka! Moment’. We will then move on so that children will have the opportunity to recognise that some mechanisms, including levers, pulleys and gears, allow a smaller force to have a greater effect. They will also identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction that act between moving surfaces. It is hoped that many common misconceptions, such as the confusion between ‘weight’ (a force) and ‘mass’ (a measure of how heavy something is), will be ameliorated during this topic.

Then, our new topic in Science will be ‘Earth & Space’. The children will be learning about the solar system and how day and night occurs on planet Earth. We will explore the size of spherical bodies, relative to the sun and examine why gravity is such an exceptional force.

During the last few weeks of term, we will be building upon our learning from Autumn 2 on ‘Properties and Changes of Materials – Mixtures and Filtration;’ children will now investigate why some physical changes are easily reversible and some are not. We will also be able to explain that some changes result in the formation of new materials, and that this kind of change is usually irreversible.



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.

The children continue to be enthusiastic about our system for house points, e-praise, which rewards positive behaviour!

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



We are encouraging children to take an active role in their own learning as they will soon be in Year 6 and the demands will increase. We expect the children to take responsibility for their own learning and to organise their workload accordingly. Children are expected to complete their homework to a high standard and hand it in on the due day. They have a timetable which shows the when the homeworks are due.

Homework includes:

  • RE
  • Spellings
  • English: Writing & Grammar
  • Maths topic & Arithmetic
  • Reading comprehension


Accelerated Reader

A few of you have contacted and asked about doing your quizzes from home. You will be able to log in and do your quizzes using this link below:


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For free audio-books to listen to use the following link:


Additional Resources:


Thank you for your continued support. 

Mrs Ali and Miss Logue

Every end has a new beginning’