St Mary's Catholic Primary School

God is at the centre of our lives and as a schoolcommunity we try to grow in love and care byfollowing the example of Jesus.

Year 5



Miss Wayman and Mrs Jones


Welcome to Year 5!



We hope you have all had a fantastic summer and are ready for the start of a brand new academic year!  Mrs Jones and myself are very excited about the new term and we have lots of exciting learning planned so we can’t wait to get started! 


Our first topic will be ‘Volcanoes and Earthquakes’ which we are sure the children will enjoy!


Here are some logistical arrangements for this half-term for your information:




Swimming will no longer take place in Year 5 (but will take place in Year 6).  Instead, children will have two PE lessons delivered by our new sports coach on Mondays and Tuesdays – children should come dressed in their PE uniform on those days please.  




Homework will be given out on a Friday and collected in on a Wednesday – this is to accommodate busy weekends etc!  If children need any help with their homework or wish to do their homework in school, we are available on Monday and Tuesday lunchtimes for this.  Please do feel free to comment on your child’s homework regarding how they got on with the task and any difficulties which they found – this information is all very helpful to me when evaluating children’s learning!


Please encourage children to read every night and to continue to practise their fluency with recalling their times tables by using Times Tables Rockstars.


Spellings will be set on a Friday for testing on the following Friday.  They will be set on Spelling Shed and a copy also stuck into their reading record/homework diaries.




Music this year for Year 5 will be learning violin.  Lessons will start during the second week back when children will be allocated their instrument.


Other organisational details


Children need to have their reading record/homework diaries, reading books and spelling logs in school every day. 

Please make sure any medication e.g. inhalers are sent in to the school office as soon as possible.


We are very much looking forward to working with you again!  Please do contact us if you have any questions or concerns about anything as the term progresses – either by a chat on the playground, phone call or email.   






Useful links:

Year 5 Curriculum Map Autumn 1 2023