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Welcome to Year 5!

Our fantastic Year 5 teaching teams are: Mrs Terry and Mrs King in Teak Class, Miss Stanford and Mrs Hickling in Cedar Class, Mr Donald and Mrs Schofield in Mahogany Class and Mrs Sheppard and Mrs Riches in the brand new Maple class.



This term we will be learning.....



This term, we will be looking at persuasive techniques and creating a range of writing to persuade people.  Also we will continue to reinforce knowledge of punctuation and make sure we are consistently applying it in our writing.  In addition, we will develop our understanding of aspects of SPAG.  Weekly homework will often relate to SPAG elements we have studied in class.  


Spelling rules and patterns are taught in class and a spelling detective homework is set each week.  This gives the children a chance to look for examples of words that follow the spelling rule and explore patterns further.  See below for more information about the statutory spellings for year 5 children.





This term, we will be focusing on fractions and decimals and the relationship between the two.  We will also look at shape and space.  In addition, we will continue to go over written methods for all 4 operations.  Weekly homework is set that consolidates the learning done in class.  


Don’t forget to practise your times tables! 

You must be able to answer 20 questions in a minute to earn bronze, silver and gold medals.  This means you need to know times and divide with quick recall.  See below for links to some brilliant websites to help you practise.



        The Golden Age of Islam - History


This term, we will be learning about the The Golden Age of Islam.  Between 750AD and 1200AD the city of Baghdad was the capital of a successful empire.  We will be learning about the city itself and the achievements of the empire.



Printing - Art

During art lessons we will be looking at Islamic art to link with our history topic, especially the patterns found in their art work.  We will look at repeated patterns and how printing can allow us to repeat patterns easily and make beautiful works of art.


Light - Science

Our topic for science this term is Light.  We will be looking at how light travels and how we see things.  We will investigate shadows and how they are formed.





Year group assembly

Keep an eye out on the school newsletter for assembly dates for each class.  First up is Teak Class in November.



Year group Trip

We have organised an exciting trip to Horton Kirby Education Centre in June 2018 to link with our Geography topic for that term.  A letter has been sent out to advise you about this.   A letter with further details will be given out nearer the time.  Please pay on School Money and return the slip to school. 




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 Monday Friday


Cedar Wednesday Thursday Friday
Maple Friday Thursday Monday
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.

As each child will be completing their personal challenge of running a mile twice a week, it is useful for children to have a pair of trainers to run in as well as plimsolls for indoor PE sessions. 

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.

Please also remember that your child needs their named swimming costume, towel and cap. Payments for swimming can be made online through School Money.


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.


Home learning

Home learning is set for English and Maths every Friday.  It should be done over the weekend and is due in on the following Monday. 



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.

Statutory Spelling List for Year 5 and 6

 Check out these websites to help you with your learning frown