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Holy Family Catholic Primary School



01229 828018


Welcome to Year 5!

Our class teacher is currently Mrs Clarke. Mr Bowker also teaches us PE and Computing on a Tuesday afternoon.

Here is our curriculum map for the Autumn Term.

Here is our curriculum map for the Spring Term.


Outdoor Day

Year 5 have their outdoor day on 'Field Day Friday'. Please ensure your child is wearing appropriate clothing and footwear to be working and learning within the outside environment.  


The children will have outdoor PE on Tuesdays with Mr Bowker. All children should have full PE kit, and I recommend that they bring outdoor footwear with them as we aim to do PE outside as much as possible. Earrings are strictly forbidden to be worn in PE and should be removed before school unless the child is competent taking them out and putting them in themselves.

Swimming will commence on Monday 14th September. Due to the COVID-19 arrangements in place, the leisure center are asking that children come to school with their swimwear already on underneath their clothing. You child will need to bring with them in a separate bag: a clean towel, goggles (if they wear them) and underwear.



Your child will be given a reading book to read at home and at school. This is a book based on their interests. The children should be reading at home as well as in school to develop their fluency, understanding and love for reading.  It is important that they regularly read this and bring it back into school every day for independent reading time. Once their book is completed they should write a review in their reading record and then ask a staff member to change their book. It is expected that children change their book on a regular basis. 


Children will be regularly assessed (both formally and informally) which will allow for teaching to be specific to the spellings and rules that are applicable to them. All children will be given a list of spellings at the start the week on Showbie, to be learned at home ready for a test on Friday. These spellings will form the basis of the week’s sessions, so the children should be able to identify spelling patterns and rules in preparation for their test. A weekly list will be available on the school app for parents to see.


What is SPAG? SPAG stands for Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar. Why is Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar so important? Punctuation can change the meaning of a sentence greatly! We need to use Standard English to communicate effectively. Using incorrect punctuation, grammar and spelling can change the meaning of sentences whether spoken or written. Children need to use accurate SPAG to progress in life and build careers. In year 5 we use a programme called Active Primary which we use in class and for homework. Your child will be set a task weekly which they must complete on the Active Primary programme. Please click on the link below and it will direct you to the page.

 Times tables

The children will continuously be asked times tables from staff everyday as this constant recall will help them with answer questions quicker. It will help your child significantly if you aid their recall at home. Whether it is through the use of CD’s, times table books or computer related games, any practise will provide an excellent stimulus for them to learn all their times table facts up to 12x12. Your child's homework will be using the TT Rockstars App  'Garage Section' 10 minutes daily. Please click on the link and it will direct you to the page.


 If you have any issues or worries about your child, please get in touch with Mrs Clarke or Mrs Porter. Your child's welfare and learning is our highest priority. 



Remember, children want the same things we want. To laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained and to be delighted. ~ Dr Seuss.