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Welcome to Term 2

We are very excited to be starting our new term.

Our fantastic Year 5 teaching teams are: Mrs Allen and Mrs Chapman in Teak Class, Mrs Shepard and Mrs Riches in Cedar Class, Mr Chesher and Mrs Schofield in Mahogany Class.







Year 5 have really enjoyed continuing their learning of the Ukulele this term. They have continued to learn new chords by understanding where to place their fingers on the fret. They have also learnt new songs, playing in both unison and in rounds. The children are very much looking forward to continuing their learning journey on this instrument.









Odd Socks Day

As part of our learning linked to 'Anti-Bullying Week' the children were giving the opportunity to wear crazy odd socks. This marked the beginning of the week. 

Can you spot your odd socks below?




As well as this, the children were asked to think about what makes them special and unique. The children were given a sock template to record their thoughts. They have created some super designs.

What makes you special and unique?



This term we will be learning all about 


The Golden Age Of Islam



     This term, we will be learning about the 'Golden Age of Islam' here we will be learning all about this ancient civilization, cities within them, important buildings such as the 'House of Wisdom' as well as exploring Islam art work.

Have a look at these pieces of art, what do you notice about them?








We are very much looking forward to continuing our maths learning this term using Maths No Problem.



Our topic for science this term is linked to light. We are very much looking forward to investigating a range of things within this unit.




Class assembly 

This term, Teak class will be sharing their class assembly - the theme of this is assembly is the Ancient Greeks - this assembly will be shown to the school on Tuesday the 27th of November. The children would then very much like to invite their parents/guardians to watch this assembly on Thursday the 29th of November.




Please remember to keep an eye out for the school newsletter. Reading it is a great way to keep up-to-date with upcoming events, as well as celebrating all the wonderful activities we do at St Katherine's school.



Our timetables this year are follows:

Any changes will be communicated to the children, and updated on this page


Class Library Games


Mahogany Thursday Thursday


Cedar Monday Thursday Friday
Teak Tuesday Thursday Friday

Swimming will be in terms 2, 4 & 6

Gymnastics will be in terms 1, 3 & 5



P.E. kits should be in all week.  


Toward the end of term, the weather will be getting colder and as such, jogging bottoms will be an essential part of the P.E. kit, as games will continue outside.

We will also be taking part in our personal challenges so kit needs to be in, in order to complete these.


Have you been trying to beat your scores at home?



Home reading

Home readers are to be brought to school every day, please make a note of the page you have read up to each night and write a short note about what you have read. This can be recorded by parent/guardians or the children themselves.


I wonder who will win the reading race?







Home learning

We would like to thank you for your continued support with home learning. Here is just a reminder of when the home learning is set and when it is required to be back in school.


Reading comprehension - set Friday and in on Monday

Spellings - set Friday and in on Monday

Maths reasoning - set Monday and in on Friday

Also don't forget to try and read daily to win the race to read. 




As well as a weekly spelling detective homework, children will need to be working on learning a list of statutory spellings each term.  These will be tested in class.  It is important that children know the spelling and meaning of these words.  Please see the document below for the termly lists.


Times Tables

Don't forget to keep learning your times tables and to log on to times table rock stars.

Have you got what it takes to be a rock hero?



Statutory Spelling List for Year 5 and 6

 Check out these websites to help you with your learning frown