Y5D 2019 - 2020

Mr Daniels

Y5I 2018 - 2019
Mr Daniels
Year 5 Teacher
Mrs Burke
Year 5 Teaching Assistant

Welcome to Year 5 at Holy Family!

This year, the staff in our year group are Mr Daniels, Ms Barker, Mrs Burke and Mr Smith.

Please remember to follow all of our learning via our twitter accounts:

@Holyfamily_L85I and @HolyfamilyL8_5B

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

Come and See

Our current topic this term is ‘Advent; children will be exploring questions such as;
"What is the hidden meaning in waiting?"
"What is the difference between hope and expect?"


In Maths, we will be exploring multiplication and division. 

Alongside this, we will be further consolidating and developing our calculation strategies for the four operations; while applying our knowledge to solve problems and reason. As part of this, we will be teaching the strategy for short division. 

We will also be using basic skills lessons to secure our understanding of how to tackle a range of mathematical areas using the ‘Five a Day' approach.


We will be using the novel based approach to develop both our reading and writing skills. Our book this half term will be ‘The Caravan' by Pie Corbett; this novel explores the theme of a warning tale. We will be writing a range of genres including letters, diaries and narrative pieces. 
We will also be consolidating our understanding and knowledge of grammar and the related terminology. 
A list of specific spellings which we will be concentrating on will be sent home for your child to learn.


In Science, our topic is ‘Materials'; we will be investigating and exploring materials and their different uses. This topic will also drive aspects of History, Art and Design Technology.


Our work in Art will be based on Street Art and is linked to the artist Banksy. We will explore texture, patterns and effect.


Scratch will be the App which drives our programming for the first half term. Children will be further developing their understanding of coding.


Year 5 children will be developing their skills in the sport of basketball; it is vital that ALL children have the correct uniform for every P.E. lesson. We will also be refining our abilities to play a range of invasion games. Children will also be regularly working on improving their stamina by walking/ jogging/ running a ‘Daily Mile'.


Children will be looking at musical notation and planning their compositions.


Homework will be set three nights per week as follows:

Friday- Spellings - due in on the following Friday (test day.) Results will be sent home.

Friday - Maths - due in on Friday

Friday - English - due in on Friday

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. All homework will is linked to recent learning and children should be able to finish it independently. Should your child encounter difficulties, please comment on the homework and return it to school on the due date.
Reading daily for at least 15 minutes is an expectation, regardless of the child's reading ability. 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 wish to discuss any aspect of your child's learning or welfare, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Year 5 team. We are available most days after school on the playground, or you can make an appointment via the school office.  We look forward to working with both the children and their families this year.

Mr Daniels 

Mrs Barker

Mrs Burke

Mr Smith

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Holy Family Catholic Primary School

Upper Essex Street

Liverpool, L8 6QB


0151 709 3672

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