Y5B 2019 - 2020

Mrs Barker

Year 5 teacher

Welcome to Year 5 at Holy Family!

Year 5 Teacher - Mrs Barker

Year 5 and 6 Teaching Assistants - Mrs Burke, Ms Roper and Mrs Leek

We hope that during the year you will enjoy finding out about all the wonderful things we will be learning in our lessons. To keep up to date with what is happening inside our classroom follow us on twitter @HolyfamilyL8_5B


Please find below the details of our learning for Autumn Term 2:

Come and See

This half term, our topics are Life Choices and Advent. In our Life Choices topic, we will explore the word mission and the sacrament of marriage. We will understand the promises involved and how this links to mission. For our other topic, we will understand how Advent is a time for waiting. We will explore things we can do to prepare and give ourselves to others during that time.



Y5 will explore multiplying and dividing numbers using formal written methods, building on their skills from previous years. Long multiplication will also be introduced. Y5 will further develop their understanding of factors and multiples and begin to find common factors of numbers. They will learn about prime numbers and factors as well as square and cube numbers. There will also be daily basic skills sessions for Y5 to develop their maths skills such as learning their times tables. 



This half term, we will continue to build our skills from last term and will also look at relative clauses and modal verbs. We will write a ‘tale of fear’ and an information text for our Talk 4 Writing novel; ‘King Kong’ by Anthony Browne. We will continue to read ‘Viking Boy’, which is linked to our History topic, as part of our Guided Reading sessions. We will also be consolidating our understanding and knowledge of other areas of grammar and the related terminology. A list of specific spellings, which we will be concentrating on each week, will be sent home for your child to learn as well as being updated weekly on Spelling Shed.



Y5 will be looking at ‘Living things and their habitats’ this half term. We will be learning about the different parts of a plant and how they are involved in reproduction. We will then learn about the life processes of different living things.



This term, we will be focusing on History and looking at the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings. We will begin by discovering the timeline for this period in history and each week, we will explore the different events that occured. We will learn about settlements, daily life, battles and important figures.



Y5 will be exploring the artwork of Andy Goldsworthy this term and will create our own sculptures in his style. We will also be developing our skills of digital media, learning how to create images digitally, import and export images and learn how to create a PowerPoint presentation to display our work.



This half term we will be learning how to use PowerPoint and continuing to build our skills on Microsoft Word, both in our new Computer Lab! We will also look at websites and how to create these in our weekly computing sessions.



Our PE this term will be on Monday's

Y5's PE lessons this year will be taken by Mrs Wilding! Children MUST have full PE kits every week for these sessions; white T-Shirt, black shorts and black trainers/pumps.

Children will also be regularly working on improving their stamina by walking/ jogging/ running a ‘Daily Mile’.



Homework will be set on a Friday to be returned the following Friday. This will sometimes be in their homework books and sometimes set online on Spelling and Maths Shed and TT Rockstars. When your child doesn't complete homework, there will be an expectation that they finish it during break/ lunchtimes. It is essential that we work together to ensure that homework is completed and returned. Reading daily for at least 15 minutes is also an expectation as well as bringing their reading books into school each day. It is vital that the children are encouraged to do this to achieve the high expectations set for the end of Key Stage 2.


Should you ever wish to discuss anything about your child, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Year 5 team in order to arrange an appointment. We will be on the exit door every evening or, you can contact the office if you wish to request an appointment.

We look forward to working with your children this year!

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Holy Family Catholic Primary School

Upper Essex Street

Liverpool, L8 6QB


0151 709 3672

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