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St Antony's

Catholic Primary School

God is at the heart of our school

Year 5


Welcome to Year 5!

We hope you will find our class page interesting and useful.


Mrs Johnson        Mrs Cook           Miss Osei

Mrs Simmonds             Mrs Drinkwater

Welcome to Year 5


Dear Parents

  1. For our production (which is on 20th March), please can your child wear a plain black top, black bottoms, black socks and black plimsoles.

They will need to bring these into school on Tuesday 6th March.

  1. Also, if you have any of the following at home or can easily get hold of them, please would you let us borrow them for the performance and ask your child to bring them in next week (by 2nd March):

Large red or blue hair bows

Spare school ties

Plain/ dull waistcoats

Helmets (Normans and Saxons)

King crowns



Chunky belts


White aprons

Flat caps

Plain / dull ties

Boy’s plain jackets

Bowler hats

Straw hats


Ladies hats (Edwardian / Victorian looking)

Plain woolly hats

Old fashioned small suitcase

Bow and Arrow



Please name anything that is brought in and everything should be a suitable size for a 9/10 year.

Thank you very much for your help!

The Year 5 Teachers

Upcoming Dates

26th January — 5OC Collective Worship

9th February — 5J Collective Worship

20th March— Year 5 Show


Have a restful and relaxing half term.  Although having said that, please encourage the children to learn their song words and characters' lines for the show, which will take place at 7pm on 20th March.  We have also set spelling and Maths tasks on Sumdog.
Well done 5J for leading KS2 in a lovely Collective Worship preparing us for Lent.

Week ending 26th January

Well done 5OC for leading KS2 in a very spiritual and thought provoking Collective Worship.

5OC Class Collective Worship powerpoint


There is a great deal of excitement in Year 5 as we have now begun rehearsals for our production of "The Key Master".  Please make a note of 20th March at 7pm in your diaries!

We are setting homework as normal from the end of this week.  Please check the homework timetable above to refresh your minds when homework will be given out and when it is expected that it will be completed and brought into school.

Please note that last term the children were given the National Curriculum Spellings Word Lists to learn.  Each child was given a copy of this Word List for Years 3&4 as well as Years 5&6.  Children are expected to know these words.  We will now be giving 2 sets of spellings to learn based on common spelling patterns.  Children will continue to be tested each Friday.

Please also take a look at our Spring Curriculum Newsletter above to find out what we will doing this term.


Upcoming dates

6th December - 6pm - Mass for Miss Curtis

8th December - Advent Service

13th December - Christmas Dinner

15th December - Pantomime at the Drama Centre

18th December - Christmas Class Parties

20th December - 1.30pm- Break up for Christmas

Week ending 24th November

This week we have been thinking about road safety.  Please take the time to visit the following government site on road safety - there are lots of information and interactive activities for the children.


Week ending 17th November

This week has been anti-bullying week and we have thinking about different scenarios where children can be bullied.  The children have been discussing different ways in which to deal with relationships that have gone wrong.

Please see the homework timetable above.  It is important that each child does their homework and hands it in when it is due.  The aim of the homework which we set is to practise and re-inforce what has been done in class.  Please check that your child allocates sufficient time to complete their homework on time and to the same standard that we expect of them in school.  Thank you. 

Week ending 10th November

Please make sure that your child brings a coat to school each day with their name in.

Also we will continue to do PE outside so your child needs to have a school sweatshirt and jogging bottoms in school at all times, as we may change the days on which we do PE outside.

Thank you.

Week ending 3rd November

Welcome back!  We hope you had a restful half term.

In maths we are starting a new topic - statistics - where we will reading and interpreting different types of tables and line graphs.  

In English we are starting a new book, Journey to Jo'burg by Beverley Naidoo, next week.

Please note that in our spelling tests from now on the teachers will only be saying the definition of the word to be spelt.  The children will then have work out what the word is and write it correctly.  This is to help the children to understand and spell words which they do not use regularly.  Please help your child by making sure that they know the meaning of the words for their spelling tests.

Week ending 20th October

Well done to all the children who have worked so hard during this first half term of the new school year.  They have all settled in well and are rising to the challenges of life in Year 5!  

In maths we have been tackling reasoning and problem solving questions on place value and addition and subtraction.  Over the holidays the children have mymaths homework and we have set a challenge competition between 5OC and 5J on Sumdog, the login details of which were given out a couple of weeks ago.  Please use googlechrome to access both of these sites as other internet providers may not work with these sites.

In English the children have really enjoyed grappling with the trials and tribulations of our protagonist, Bradley Chalkers.  Over the holidays the children have been given a reading comprehension to complete.  It is really important that they spend time reading the text  so that they can enjoy it and absorb what the author is saying before they answer any questions.

Thank you to all those parents who have come to our parents' consultations this week.  If you were not able to make it please arrange another time to meet with your child's class teacher as parent - teacher dialogue is crucial so that we can work together to achieve what is best for your child.  Thank you also to those parents who came to our topic/ science/ PSHE display evening last week.  For those of you who were not able to make it we have posted some photos below.


Week ending 22nd September


This week we have reflected on how we can use our bodies to help us pray.  We have listened to different Scriptures and considered how we can use body language to help reflect our thoughts and feelings.  We aim to incorporate body prayers into our in-class collective worships.  Above are some of the movements we have already collected and incorporated into our daily prayer life in class.  Along with meditation and quiet time we are learning that there are many different ways in which we can spend time with God.


Week ending 15th September

We've made it through our first week!  It has been great to see the children enthusiastic and ready to learn.  We began our topic on Ancient Greece with an Architecture workshop on buildings and structures.  The children learned that there were many great interventions and designs in ancient civilisations.

Week ending 8th September

We have had a very busy start to the new term.  Our topic this term will be Ancient Greece and in Englishwe have begun by looking at the story of Odysseus and Polyphemus and the Cyclopes from Greek mythology.  We are looking forward to our Greek architectural workshop on Monday!

In maths we have been practising our times tables and place value.

The children have been given a reading activity to be completed at home by next Thursday and their online maths homework has been set on mymaths, again to be completed by Thursday.

Have a great weekend!