Year 5 2023 - 2024

Mrs Shackleton

Mrs Wood

Welcome to Year 5!

Dear Parents,

Please find below a link to our curriculum overview, where you can find the objectives and topics which we will be covering during the Autumn Term, along with the Spring and Summer Terms. 

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 speak to me at the end of the day or the admin email address:

This year Miss Girven will be our Year 5 teaching assistant and Mrs Wood will continue to teach the class every Tuesday. 


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. Homework will be prodominatly be in paper form; 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. Additionally, children will be given maths key instant recall facts (KIRFs) to practise and learn at home as well as in school. 


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. Children may also choose to write a review of the book which they have read in their reading record. Reading books will be changed when a parent/guardian has checked and signed their reading record. We 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 first 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 Tuesday 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 earlier years.


During this term, children will need to bring their PE kits into school on Thursday and Friday. Please ensure all jewelry is removed and long hair is tied back.  

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

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

Many thanks,

Mrs Shackleton, Miss Girven & Mrs Wood 



Files to Download

Year 5: Gallery items

Year 5 Trip to Jodrell Bank, by Miss Girven

Year 5: Calendar items

Break up for half term, by Mrs Phoenix

Return to school, by Mrs Phoenix

Contact the School

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

SEN Contact: Mrs R Shackleton

SEN Email: