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Year 5

Welcome back year five - sort of!!

Year five teachers.

Miss Gill.

Mrs Rawnsley - Tuesday AM.

Miss McKeating.
Miss Newson.



Remote Learning
We hope you're all managing to access Google Classroom, it has been lovely to see so many of you in our Google Meets and completing the set work. Your home-school days for next week will begin at 9:15 am with our daily Google Meet.  During this meeting, we will explain the day's work and answer any questions you may have. You should work throughout the day, at your own pace, until no later than 3:15 pm.  Make sure that you have had a full lunchtime and regular breaks. 

We will be here to answer any questions during school hours. 

Spring Term 2021

Hello year five!  What can I say?  This isn't the start to the term that I was hoping for but I will be working as hard as I can, as will Miss McKeating and Miss Newson, to provide you with interesting and enjoyable remote learning activities via google classrooms.  All of you were given instructions and a home learning book - containing various passwords - at the beginning of December to prepare for the circumstances we find ourselves in and I am sure in a day or two we will be comfortable working online.  I will be inviting you to a google meet at 9.30 on Thursday 27th January where I will be providing work for you to complete plus further instructions for the coming days and weeks ahead.  Although I will continue to post important information on our class webpage, my main communication with you will be via google classrooms so please make sure you accept my invitation.  Anybody who is unable to access learning via google classrooms must contact the school office to request paper copies of activities set however you will still need to access online videos which will make the task more meaningful.  If you have no internet access at all, please get in touch.  I am sure we will have a few teething problems so I thank you in advance for your patience.

What will my child need in school?

Can you please provide your child with the following items to ensure all new systems put into place run smoothly:

A water bottle (to be taken home each evening and returned to school.)


A book bag.

Packed lunch bag (please do not send your child to school with their lunch in a bag pack.)

PE kit and trainers/pumps.


Communication with parents.

Due to social distancing guidelines, having a quiet word with parents about any concerns you may have about your child at the end of the school day (at the classroom door) will be very difficult.  Please, if you have any concerns whatsoever, contact the school office and I will telephone you as soon as possible. 




Google Classroom - Demonstration of how to log on.

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A little treat from the children who wish you all a very happy and peaceful Christmas...

Silent Night - Year 5 & 6

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Local church – Community – Mission.

Eucharist – Relating – Memorial service.

Lent/Easter – Giving – Sacrifice.




Class novels:  Cosmic – Frank Cottrell Boyce (Autumn 1.)

                        Streetchild – Berlie Doherty (Autumn 2)

Where once we stood:  Christopher Riley & Martin Impey

Written outcomes:  Exploration narrative and a formal report.

FArTHER:  Grahame Baker-Smith.

Written outcome:  Setting narrative and letter writing with varying degrees of formality.




Place value.

Addition and subtraction.


Multiplication and division.

Perimeter and area.




Earth and Space:  Will we ever send another human to the moon?

Forces:  Can you feel the force?




Victorian Britain:  Did anything change to improve the lives of children during the Victorian period?

Local focus study:  William Rathbone.

William Rathbone was a philanthropist who introduced district nursing into poor areas of Liverpool during the Victorian period.




Hopefully, swimming will resume shortly.  Until then, year five will be playing a range of ball games focusing upon the skills of sending and retrieving a ball accurately and positioning.




Printing inspired by the work of William Morris.



Food & menus.

Pupils will identify vocabulary from a menu or a recipe.

Participate in short dialogues and write a short paragraph about preferences.

Numbers and currency.

Be able to use numbers from 60 – 100.  Use quantities & understand currency value.


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  • Together Everyone Achieves More.
  • To go forward in Christ, to respect our neighbour and to always give our best.