Year 5


Welcome to Year 5. In Year 5, every lesson is planned in line with the national curriculum to challenge our pupils in order to prepare ourselves for the obstacles that we may face in Year 6. We work extremely hard and show resilience in all aspects of our work. We demonstrate this in all curriculum subjects where we always aim to ‘Shine in the Light of Christ’. We post the amazing experiences and challenges we face in Year 5 on our school Twitter page so please check often to see this. If there is anything you would ever like to know then please ask either Mr Siddall or Miss Thornhill and we will help in any way we can.


It has been proven that reading improves our literary skills and also our vocabulary. Because of this, your child is expected to read 4 or more times a week. This must be recorded in your child’s reading diary, which must be brought to school every day alongside their reading book. Please encourage your child to read outside of their school book as any opportunity to read provides a greater impact on your child’s learning. We encourage our children in Year 5 to have a passion for reading, so please continue this at home where possible. At St Patrick’s we are very lucky to have an amazing library full of high quality books. Each Wednesday your child has the opportunity to pick a library book. Please ensure these library books are returned on a Wednesday.


Homework in Year 5 is always relevant to the learning that has been delivered that week. This is to ensure your child is stretched and challenged to master the part of the curriculum taught. Homework is handed out on Friday’s along with their homework books. The return date for homework is the following Wednesday after it has been set, so please encourage your child to meet this deadline.


Please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school. Our PE sessions are on Tuesdays. Kit required in school is a white t-shirt, green shorts and black plimsolls/ suitable footwear for outdoors.


Advent 1 – World War 2

Advent 2 – Rainforests

Lent 1 – Ancient Egypt

Lent 2 – U.S.A

Pentecost 1 – Space Race

Pentecost 2 – Scotland

Mr Siddall

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