Year 5 2020 - 2021

Miss Thom

Mrs Parsons

Welcome to Year 5


Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome to Autumn 2! Mrs Parsons and I are looking forward to working with you to ensure that your child achieves their full potential. Below I have attached an overview of this term’s curriculum.


This half term we will be looking at poetry, formal letters and humorous stories.

During handwriting practice, we will be finding ways that allow us to write more quickly.


We will be learning about written methods for +, -, x and ÷ , fractions, area and time.

By year 5, pupils are expected to know all their timetables. If you would like your child to do extra practice I have sheets that they may take home.


We will be learning about Forces and Movement during our science lessons this half term. We will be looking at the different forces and their effects. 


Our topic for the next 3 weeks is the Anglo-Saxons. We will be looking at who they were, where they came from and the impact they had on Britain.


Our Geography topic is 'Where are we?' This topic will begin on 16th November 2019. We will learn about the world, the equator and how to read a map.


The year 5 P.E lesson will take place on THURSDAY and will be taken by Mr. Hutson. Please ensure that your child wears their OUTDOOR kit to school. The children will also be participating in the Daily Mile.



Your child will be expected to read every day and to record what they have read in their planner. Their planners will be checked weekly on a Monday.


Maths homework will be given out on a Monday (on Class Dojo) to be completed by Friday. 

Times tables are important in year 5. Pupils are expected to know all their times tables fluently.


This half term, our research will focus on Anglo-Saxons, Forces and Movement and where are we? Children are encouraged to do research for this topic every week. They can choose if they wish to research Science, Geography and History or just one. If they do complete any research at home, please upload pictures of it onto the Class Dojo page.


Normally, we have an open door policy to parents but unfortunately this is not possible at the present time. However, we want to be available to share news about your child or to discuss any concerns or issues that you may have. If you do wish to speak to staff, please ring the school office and we can arrange a time for either a phone meeting or a face to face meeting.

Although the start of this school year has been different, we would like to say thank you to all of you for your cooperation throughout the start of this school year. Please remember no fabric bags or lunchboxes in school.


Thank you, Miss Thom.

Files to Download

Year 5: News items

There are no News items to display

Year 5: Gallery items

There are no Gallery items to display

Year 5: Calendar items

There are no Calendar items to display


St Paul's C.E. Primary School

Nevile Road, Salford, M7 3PT

Tel: 0161 921 2065

Executive Headteacher: Mrs J Tyers

Contact: Mrs T Kehoe or Mrs D Johnstone