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Year 5W

Welcome to the Year Five class page. Mr Westerman is our class teacher and Mrs McGarrigle is our class teaching assistant. Here you can find lots of information about Year Five as well as keeping up to date with all of the exciting things that we get up to throughout the school year.

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Our topic this term is 'Brilliant Bodies!' This topic will focus on the incredible human body. We will be taking a look at the heart and circulatory system and investigating how it functions. As well as this we will be looking closely at how humans change throughout their lifetime and what we can do to enable ourselves and others to live healthy lives, leading to us eventually planning, designing and making a healthy meal to enjoy! We will also develop our study of the human body further in our Art & Design work by drawing, painting and sculpting figures and creating portraits of ourselves and others.



In Year Five our homework is given out on Monday and is due back to school no later than the following Monday. It will normally consist of one piece of English, Maths or Topic work.

Practising times tables will also help in all areas of your child’s maths work.

We will continue to follow the RWI Get Spelling Programme this year. Spellings from this will be given out and tested on a two weekly basis, depending on the unit being studied. On alternate weeks the children will receive spellings from the appropriate National Curriculum statuatory word lists.

Reading is such a valuable life skill and is also relevant across all subjects within school. Regular practise really does make a huge difference to reading ability, as does talking about what has been read with someone at home too. Please try to ensure your child reads at home for at least 15 minutes each night and gets their home/school diary signed to indicate that this has happened. 

PE will take place on Tuesday and Thursday during the Spring term in Year Five. On Tuesdays the children will be outdoors for PE and on Thursdays they will have indoor PE, beginning with Basketball coached by 'Jumpshot' Jimmy in the first half term! It is expected that your child will have the appropriate PE kit for these sessions available in school. The correct PE kit consists of: a white t-shirt, red shorts and plimsolls for indoor sports. Trainers are required for outdoor activities. As we are still in the winter months at the beginning of the term, the children may wear tracksuit bottoms for outdoor PE and a warm top.


Check out the MUSICAL PERFORMANCE by our Y5/6 children. Special thank you to Mrs Stanton for teaching our children how to play the trumpet this term. Another special thank you to All Saints Catholic Academy for providing the backing band and superb Choir!