Year 5 2022 - 2023

Mr Titterington

Welcome to Year 5!

Dear Parents,

I hope that you all had a wonderful Summer Break, and are ready for the start of the new school year in Year 5. 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 contact me via our class email address:

This year Mr Partington will be our Year 5 teaching assistant.


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. 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 have checked that their child has finished their book. Mr T and Mr Partington 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 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 earlier years.


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 afternoon, 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:                              Creation & God's Covenant

Topic:                                  Anglo-Saxons and Scots 

English:                               The Lost Happy Endings by Carol Ann Duffy, Persuasive Letter writing, The Curse of Cogston House - Suspense Narrative, Discussion Texts

Maths:                                 Place Value, Comparing and Ordering Numbers, Rounding up to a Million, Column Addition and Subtraction, Multi-Step Problems, Missing Number Problems, Multiples, Common Multiples, Factors, Square Numbers, Prime Numbers, Cube Numbers, Multiplying and Dividing by 10, 100 1000,Equivalent Fractions, Comparing Fractions, Adding and Subtracting Fractions. 

Science:                              Forces & Earth and Space

Art:                                        Anglo-Saxon Art, Space Art (Peter Thorpe)

D & T:                                    Construction - Building Anglo-Saxon Houses

Music & Dance:                                Charanga – Bon Jovi, Living on a Prayer, Jazz 

Computing:                       Coding, E-Safety, Spreadsheets


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



Files to Download

Year 5: Gallery items

Year 5: Calendar items

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 K Higginbottom

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