Our teacher is Mrs Blackburn.  

Our teaching assistant is Miss Smith.

Our Class Link Governors are Lety Alterno and Rachel Swanwick

Our Classroom

Take a tour of our classroom.

Year 5 Curriculum Coverage Maps

Please click on the link below to view the Class 5 curriculum at St Mary's for 2021-22. 

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

File icon: pdf Curriculum Coverage Map Year 5 Autumn 2021 [pdf 54KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Curriculum Coverage Map Year 5 Spring 2022 [pdf 54KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Curriculum Coverage Map Year 5 Summer 2022 [pdf 44KB] Click to download

Year 5 Newsletters

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

File icon: pdf Year 5 Autumn 1 Newsletter 2021 [pdf 104KB] Click to download

Topic Resources - Autumn Term

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

External Link Icon The Anglo-Saxons
External Link Icon The Vikings
External Link Icon States of Matter
External Link Icon Special Books

Year 5 Treasury of Texts

As a school we want to promote reading for pleasure and enthuse your child about reading.  We have chosen a range of texts, from a variety of authors, with an excellent record of accomplishment in writing high quality children's books.  Please click on the picture link to find out more about the scheme or select the document below to see our Year 5 booklist.

File icon: pdf Year 5 Booklist [pdf 211KB] Click to download

Purple Mash

Please can I encourage you to sign up for/install Purple Mash at home. Your child can access Purple Mash from home on a laptop, desktop or a tablet. Purple Mash is a safe environment that does not require any downloading or allow interaction with people online and children cannot make any financial transactions. We will be encouraging the children to continue their learning at home and Purple Mash is a great resource for this. Your child will be taught how to use Purple Mash in school and will be able to use it without supervision, but you may want to take a few minutes to explore it yourself so that you can help them with their work. Please click on the picture link to login to Purple Mash.

Note:  You have already had your child’s username and password - please let me know if you need this again.

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Home Learning


Spellings will be given out each Friday.  Spelling lists will consist of words from the statutory Y5 word list and one or two spelling patterns per week.  We will be making use of a resource called 'The Spelling Shed' which provides activities related to the weekly spellings.  These will be used to support the children's learning and some may be sent home.
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 facts and increase 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 tables to be tested will be given out on a Friday and will be assessed each Friday.
Reading is also extremely important.  A recommended Y5 book list has been given to the children. We hope that they will read as many of these as they can, over the course of the year.  Some will be shared in class, as they relate to our topics, and we hope that others will be read with family members and independently. 

A weekly reading task will continue to be posted on Tuesdays.  The task should be completed and submitted, on Google Classroom, by the following Monday, at the latest. Please, support your children to complete this task to a good standard.  I would like the children to continue to read books off the Year 5 recommended list.  There is a chart on display in the classroom and the books are ticked off as they are read.

P.E. - Autumn Term First Half

PE will be on a Wednesday (hockey) and Friday (Dance with Sports Development).


Please, ensure that your child comes to school wearing an appropriate kit on these days. As far as is possible, we will be doing PE outside. An outdoor kit consists of a white t-shirt, long black tracksuit bottoms, a long sleeved dark top and trainers.  Outdoor PE cannot be done in pumps. Pumps will be required for indoor PE. If your child has pierced ears, they will need to be removed for PE sessions.  Only newly pierced ears may be covered with plasters.  Long hair must also be tied back. 

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 [pdf 129KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf St Mary's Reading Expectations Year 5 [pdf 105KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Year 5 Mathematics Book Expectations 2019-20 [pdf 127KB] Click to download


In Key Stage 2, children are allowed to bring in their own fruit or vegetable snack to eat at playtime.  Snacks should be fruit or vegetables – this does not include snacks containing fruit e.g. cereal bars.  School does not provide milk but this can be purchased each half-term via arrangement with the school office.