Year 5 2021 - 2022

Mr Titterington

Welcome to Year 5!

Dear Parents,

I hope that you all had a wonderful Easter, and are ready for the start of 2022 in Year. Please find below a link to our curriculum overview, where you can find the objectives and topics which we will be covering during the Summer Term, along with the Autumn and SpringTerms. 

Hopefully, this information in this letter will answer most of the questions which you may have at the beginning of this year. If you have any questions or queries during this year, feel free to contact me via our class email address:

This year Ms Quinn and Mrs Ingham will be our Year 5 teaching assistants.


In Year 5, maths and English homework will be set on a Wednesday each week, and homework will need to be completed by the following Monday so that it can be marked. To improve the quantity of returned homework, we have chosen to revert back to paper homework in the children's Maths and English homework books. However, we may occassionally post homework online using Google Classroom or Purple Mash, please ensure that your child has logged onto these online resources, where possible. Additionally, topic, science or R.E. homework may occasionally also be given to the children. If the children have any problems with retrieving their log in details, please get in touch. 


The children will continue with their guided reading sessions daily in school. Additionally, each child will have an independent reading book which should be read regularly at home. Due to the importance of reading at this stage of the children’s development, I would like to highlight the significance of providing opportunities for reading at home. I encourage parents to listen to their children read aloud at home, and to write comments about their child’s reading in their reading records. Reading books will be changed when a parent/guardian have checked that their child has finished their book. Mrs Quinn will monitor the children’s reading books and the dates when they are changed, to ensure that consistent progress is being made in the children’s development. I would like to invite all parents to promote a love of reading with their children at home. 

Spellings and Times Tables

Beginning in the second week of this term, we will be focussing on a different spelling pattern each week. The children will receive a copy of their spellings each Monday to take home to practice. It is important that the children learn the spelling rule using the support of the spelling list. These spellings will be tested on a Friday. The children can return their completed spelling list to school on a Friday. 

Times table rockstars will still be available for the children to use online during Year 5, with an aim to win the battle of bands each time they are set! We will continue to work on our times tables throughout Year 5 in the classroom, and I once again encourage parents to regularly practice times tables with their children at home, to ensure that we catch up missed learning during isolations and lockdowns in year 4. 


During this term, the children will have slightly different P.E. sessions. On Wednesdays, the children will have an outdoor P.E. session with Mr Allen. 

On a Thursday morning, the children will also have a session with our dance teacher. This means that the children need to ensure that they have their P.E. kit in school on a Wednesday and Thursday. 

Curriculum Focus for Summer Term

Our detailed curriculum overview for the Summer Term can be found at the following link: 

Our brief overview of our topics for each subject for this term are:

Religion:                              Life in the Risen Jesus & Other Faiths

Topic:                                    Rivers and Mountains. 

English:                               Holes by Louis Sachar & Flashback Narratives - Non-Fiction topic TBC

Maths:                                 Decimals, Shape, Position and Direction and Conversion of Measurements (See the curriculum link above for more detail)

Science:                              Living things and their habitats; Animals Including Humans & Famous Scientists!

Art:                                        Linda Gass - River Textile Art

D & T:                                    Textiles

Music & Dance:                                Charanga – Make you feel my love & The Fresh Prince of Bel Air 

Computing:                       Game Creator, 3D Modelling, Flowol 4

PSHE:                                  A Journey in Love

MFL:                                      French (All About Ourselves & That's Tasty!)


If you have any further questions or concerns you wish to discuss, feel free to contact me via email.

We look forward to continuing to work with you to ensure your children continue to reach their full potential!

Many thanks,

Mr Titterington



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St Paul's Catholic Primary School

Miss M Flynn (Headteacher)
St Paul's Catholic Primary School
Turner Lane
SK14 4AG, United Kingdom

Main Contact: Mrs S Phoenix (School Business Manager)

Tel: 0161 368 2934

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