Welcome to Year 5


Our teachers are Mrs L. Wray on Monday and Mrs K Blackburn from Tuesday to Friday.

Mrs Barlow will teach on a Monday afternoon during my PPA time. Mrs Connor will be in class daily supporting the children’s learning in mathematics and Mrs Wibberly will support the class each Friday afternoon.

Our Class Link Governor is Ms Elizabeth Pilkington.

Year 5 Classroom

Take a tour of our classroom.

Year 5 Newsletters

Please click on the link below to download our termly newsletter. 


File icon: pdf Y5 Autumn Newsletter 2017 [pdf 336KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Y5 Spring Newsletter 2018 [pdf 322KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Y5 Summer Newsletter 2018 [pdf 211KB] Click to download

Year 5 Curriculum Coverage Map

Please click on the link below to view the Year 5 curriculum at St Mary's for 2017-18. 

Please Note:  These maybe subject to change, as necessary to fulfil the ongoing needs of the curriculum.


File icon: pdf Y5 Curriculum Coverage Map 2017-2018 [pdf 327KB] Click to download

Topic Resources

Please click on the picture link to access resources to support your topic work this half term.

Home Learning

Home Learning will be a project-based approach where the children will research and investigate a topic related to our learning in class. This will usually be linked to our current History, Geography or Science Topic. Guidance will be given with each project at the start of every half term with the submission date being the final week of the that half term. The children will share their Home Learning with peers so that we can learning from each other.

Spellings will be given out on each Friday and will be tested the following Thursday. Spelling lists will consist of the statutory Year 5 word list and three different spelling patterns. These spelling patterns will be repeated for three weeks. The spelling scheme is challenging at times but it does build on previously learnt words and patterns. To help with understanding I have put each spelling into context with an example sentence on the back of the spelling sheet. It is important that these spelling patterns are learnt to support the work we will be completing in class and to meet the expected learning objectives for the year group.

Times tables knowledge will support the work we do in Mathematics as we will be completing mental calculations and formal written method calculations for multiplication and division problems as well as applying these skills to fractions, decimals and percentages. Therefore it is crucial that they can recall the facts quickly without having to count up and down. To retain these facts and speed we will complete a weekly times table assessment. This will be an unseen test, which will change tables each week, and consist of twenty four questions, twelve multiplications and twelve divisions. The times table to be tested will be given out on Thursday and will be assessed each Wednesday. 

For detailed information about your child's Home Learning Tasks this half term please click on the picture link.

Year 5 End of Year Expectations

Please select a document from the list below.

File icon: pdf St Mary's English Writing Expectations Year 5 2017-2018 [pdf 129KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf St Mary's Reading Expectations Year 5 2017-2018 [pdf 105KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf St Mary's Mathematics Expectations Year 5 2017-2018 [pdf 333KB] Click to download


PE will take place on Tuesdays and Fridays.