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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


The teachers in Year 5 are:
Miss Murphy (5M)
Miss Mitchell (5ML)


Also working in Year 5 are:

Mrs Dudzinski

Mrs Millinska


Welcome to Year 5’s class page!


We have had a fantastic start to Summer term in Year 5. The children are learning about many topics in history and science, such as Earth and Space and The Anglo Saxons. We look forward to some exciting trips planned this term. 


Religious Education

The children have been learning about Passover and the events of Easter from Luke’s Gospel.  By the end of the topic theywill have developed their knowledge on the story of the Passover, and Easter and understand the purpose of Luke’s Gospel. We will explore ‘bridge people’ who have linked Jesus’ teachings to the time of the church.



In English we will continue to practise the Year 5 grammatical terminology and apply this to our writing. The pupils will have lots of writing opportunities based on our Power of Reading texts, ‘Cosmic’ and ‘The Adventures of Odysseus’. We will also continue to support children to develop their reading comprehension skills by completing weekly guided comprehensions in class. 


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)
  • Inferingusing 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 maths, we have been learning how to use formal methods to multiply and divide. The children will learn how to convert improper fractions to mixed numbers and vice versa. They will also learn how to find the percentage of a number and calculate discount prices of items. Throughout the term, we will revise the key basic skills of mathematics, including place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We continue to encourage the children to be proficient in their times tables.



The children are learning about the Anglo Saxons.

The children are covering many aspects of the Anglo Saxonscivilisation including how the civilisation started as well as comparing the similarities and differences between The Anglo Saxons and the Vikings.



Our new topic in science is ‘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.

We will then move on to our second topic, ‘Forces’. During this topic, children will 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.



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 staffis 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.



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 homework is due.


Homework includes:

  • RE
  • Spellings
  • English
  • Maths
  • Reading

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

‘Every end has a new beginning’



Year 5 Curriculum Talk September 2018-19