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Year 5

Meet the Staff



Mrs Mushtaq

Mrs Qadri

Mr Ferrier

Mrs Boyer ( see year 6 class page for details)


Teaching Assistants

Mrs Wilcoxson

Ms Anjum

Mrs Watson

Miss Daniels

Mrs Faulkner



Our learning this half term



In our reading lessons we will be reading the story 'The London Eye Mystery'. This story is a mystery crime novel which is going to take us on an adventure through our capital city!



In English, we will be doing 2 pieces of writing - a mystery narrative and an explanation text looking at how theme park rides work! 



This half term we will be learning about; fractions, decimals and percentages. We will be following the Power Maths scheme, using White Rose to supplement. 



Our theme for Summer 1 is Scream Machines! We will be learning all about forces and different mechanical mechanisms, such as levers, gears and pulleys. We will also be designing, building and showcasing our own marble roller coasters, designing prototypes using CAD programming and creating diagrams before building our final project.



We will be exploring the big question:


'What did Jesus do to save humanbeings?'



This half term we are exploring Rtime, focusing on our oracy skills and how we communicate with each other. We will be testing our team work skills and learning to work independently, in pairs and as part of a team!



PE days


Monday - All classes

Tuesday - 5W and 5MQ

Wednesday - 5C


All children will need to wear their #TeamStJames t-shirt, dark shorts/jogging bottoms, dark trainers. 


During this current time, children need to come in their PE kits on their PE days.



Each week we will set 4 spelling activities. On a Friday morning we will have a spelling quiz for the children to complete on Google Classrooms.

Our Virtual Trip - Parliament



Today we had the opportunity to talk to representatives of Parliament UK to find out more about our government. This was part of our 'Responsibility' topic in PSHE.


We learned all about the House of Commons and the House of Lords, how to become and MP and how laws are created. 


We would also like to nominate both Mr Walls and Mr Gallimore to become Lords!