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Holy Family Catholic Primary School



01229 828018


Welcome to Year 5!

Our class teachers are Mrs Kaighan in the morning and Miss Puckey in the afternoon. 



Homework is set on a Monday and is due on the following Friday/ Monday. It is important your child checks the homework board every Monday so they are aware of homework tasks. Every child is expected to complete their homework with as much or little support as you feel necessary. If there are ever any issues regarding homework please do not hesitate to contact me.

Homework List

Reading record - every day 

Reading Question - weekly

SPAG- weekly

Times Tables - 10 minutes daily 

Spellings - weekly 



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 and for the reading raffle on a Friday afternoon. 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 at least once a week. Your child will also need to complete a reading question weekly. This will be posted on the class discussion within the homework file on your child's Showbie account.  Click on the link available if you would like to know more information about Showbie. 


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, 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. The children have their spellings in their spelling books and will know what week they are currently on. A weekly list will be available on School Jotter


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

Across Key Stage 2 children are grouped according to their times table knowledge. Every Friday morning the children will attend their times table challenge group and complete activities to help them learn the times table facts which they are working towards remembering. In addition to this, 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.




Outdoor Day

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


The children will continue to have two PE sessions a week on Tuesday and Friday. All students should have full PE kit, and I recommend that they bring both indoor and outdoor footwear with them in case they go outside. 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 in Spring term 2 for Year 5.



 If you have any issues or worries about your child, please get in touch with Mrs Kaighan or Miss Puckey. 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.