Year 5 - St. Teresa of Calcutta

Year 5 - St. Teresa of Calcutta

Year 5's favourite St Teresa quotes...

St Teresa of Calcutta's Feast Day is on the 5th September

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Baby Armadillo

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Feeding the wildcat

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Entangled Project - How can we look after our oceans?

Science - Investigating Flowers

Welcome to Year 5!

Class Teacher - Mrs Wilkinson

Teaching Assistant - Mrs McBride






Welcome back everyone. I hope you have had an enjoyable summer break and are ready for a busy and exciting term of learning.

Our class, and school, rules are taken from St Paul's letter to the Romans.

Our value this half term is being GRATEFUL - click on the image below


RE - Our topic is


We are created in the image and likeness of God




Word of God

“As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness and patience.  Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you must also forgive.  Above all clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body.” (Colossians 3: 12-15)


Catechism of the Catholic Church

“In our own time, in a world often alien and even hostile to faith, believing families are of primary importance as centres of living, radiant faith.  For this reason the Second Vatican Council, using an ancient expression, calls the family the Ecclesia Domestica: the Domestic Church. It is in the bosom of the family that parents are by word and example… the first heralds of the faith with regard to their children.” (CCC1656)






In maths we will be looking at numbers and place value

As well as using mathletics  remember you have have access to Timestable rockstars  All children have their own passwords and homework will be set weekly. 


Some good websites for maths:


This Term we are thinking about RAINFORESTS AND OUR ENVIRONMENT



P4C Questions:

Do we need Rainforests? ~ Is money more important than nature? ~ Are indigenous forest people less important than rich companies



 In English we are focussing on stories from the Rainforest.



 Our writing will be a story set in the rainforest. We will be using our GEOGRAPHY skills to find out about the Amazon Rainforest. We will be researching biomes, vegetation, animals and birds, settlements and how the rainforest is being destroyed.


In class we are reading "The Explorer" by Katherine Rundell




We will be looking at the style of HENRI ROUSSEAU's paintings and recreating his style in our own paintings of the rainforest.







In SCIENCE we are investigating the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird.





Please help your child by encouraging them to read and discuss books daily. Remember to encourage your child to write a sentence in their diary to score points on the reading challenge. Also continue practicing times tables. Your child will also have spellings, Bedrock and mathletics tasks weekly.  Also a selection of activities will be sent home based around the current topic.


Please work with your child at home on the following:

  • Reading (10 minutes daily)
  • Spellings ( Monday to be completed by Friday) - Set using purplemash
  • Mathletics/TTRS (Monday to be completed by the following Monday)
  • Bedrock - twice weekly
  • Topic (variable dates depending on project)


Computer logins

Your child has log-ins for a number of computer platforms to help with their learning - please encourage them to make use of these





PE will be on a Monday afternoon and Friday morning. Monday will be with Coach Tom - On Monday's, please come to school in your PE kit.

Friday will be swimming.


Swimming - girls need a full piece swimming costume and boys need trunks (not shorts). A swimming cap is required if your child has a long fringe or their hair is past the nape of their neck. Children need a named towel and named bag.

PE kit can be worn on swimming days

No ear-rings can be worn for swimming



All children will be provided with a named water bottle. Your child will fetch their water bottle home on a Friday for a good clean. Please remember to return to school on a Monday.



On PE days Dark shorts/leggings/jogging bottoms can be worn with a plain white T-shirt and school uniform jumper. For PE ear-rings should be removed and hair tied up securely. Trainers may also be worn.

On non PE days please ensure your child is in full school uniform. School shoes not trainers should be worn. 

Please can you ensure all your child's uniform is clearly named.


From Uniform policy:

Navy blue cardigan or sweatshirt, (must have school logo.)

Boys: Grey trousers or grey shorts

Girls: Navy blue skirt or navy blue pinafore. In summer, blue gingham dresses can be worn. (Skirts must be knee length approximately.)


White polo shirt (School logo optional.) We are sympathetic to uniform costs and would support the purchase of plain white polo shirts if preferred.

Black or grey socks for boys. Navy blue tights or white socks for girls.

Shoes for all pupils should be black. Trainers are not permitted. In warm weather sandals giving heel support can be worn. (Black plimsolls will be provided to children who come into school wearing trainers)

All children are expected to be tidy at all times.

Hair should be naturally coloured and cut in an appropriate style. Long hair should be tied back.

Hair bows must be small and blue or white.

Available from Uniform & Leisurewear, Morecambe 01524 388355


Your child does not need a pencil case as these are provided by school. As there is limited space in the cloakroom please only send your child to school with their lunchbox and a small book bag to carry reading book and homework.


I look forward to working with you and your child over the year. Thank you in advance for your support. If you have any queries or concerns, please contact me via e-mail or telephone. If you wish to see me in person, please make an appointment to see me through the school office so that suitable arrangements can be made to meet.


 Sarah Wilkinson



Year Five - School Councillors


Awaiting election



Useful Webpages:

Photographs Academic Year 2020-2021

Rainforest Topic Homework

Science lesson dissecting flowers and then an afternoon making nature frames

Looking through the doors of Year 5...

Year 5 Greek Workshop

Widening Horizons Art Project