Year 5

Curriculum overview 2019/2020

Diary Dates:


Tues 14th January Lakeland Oasis Visit (re-arranged)

Tues 21st January Class assembly



Welcome to Year 5!

Class Teacher - Mrs Wilkinson

Teaching Assistant - Miss Moore 




Welcome back to spring term in year 5.


I hope you have all had a good Christmas and are ready to start a busy new year as members of year 5 who are developing a growth mindset as St Mary’s learners. 



RE will see us learning all about inspirational people. We will be thinking about who and what inspires us and how

we can inspire others. Our value for this half term is all about hope.



In maths we are starting by focussing on number work and continuing to have rapid recall of number facts. Our focus will be on multiplication, division and fractions We will be using lots of games and practical activities to investigate place value in class.


As well as using mathletics  we have access to Timestable rockstars Your children have their own passwords and have been enjoying using these sites in school.


Some good websites for maths:




In English we are writing information texts.



Science will see us finding out all about reversible and irreversible changes



Our topic for this term is the MAYANS.  





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 and mathletics tasks weekly. Each term 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)
  • Mathletics (Monday to be completed by the following Monday)
  • Topic (variable dates depending on project)




PE will be on a Monday and Thursday afternoon. Monday will be with Coach Kyle and Thursday will be swimming. Please ensure you have shorts, T-shirt and pumps in school. For outdoor PE tracksuit trousers can be worn.



As the Year 5 classroom is very warm please ensure your child has a named jumper (for when they remove it) and a clear sport bottle of water.


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 make an appointment to see me through the school office or contact me via e-mail.


 Sarah Wilkinson



Year Five - School Councillors


Sarah and Ella