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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.  Please check this page weekly to find out valuable information as well as what the children having been up to!


Mrs Johnson - 5J      Ms Ford - 5F

Mrs Hillier-Daines

Important Dates

W/B 26th November - Flu Jabs

Advent Service - 4th December 
5F Collective Worship - 2.30 Friday 15th February

Parent- teacher consultations - February TBC

Year 5 Production - March / April - TBC

Mill Rythe Residential Trip - Monday 1st to Friday 5th July

Display Evening - July TBC

Week ending 30th November 2018


It's been such a busy week in Year 5 this week! We've been completing our Big Write- giving advice to Bradley to help him enjoy school more. We've learnt about squared and cubed numbers and completed an investigation using these. We made place value sliders to help with multiplying and dividing by 10.

Here's an investigation using factors to solve. Have a go yourself and see how you'd work it out!

PE has been focusing on fitness and children completed a bleep test this week.



Week ending 23rd November 2018


Well the Christmas season began this week with a trip to the pantomime 'Rapunzel'. Year 5 had a great time, enjoying every minute from the choc ice to learning how to do the 'hand jive' or should I say 'hand dryer'! Take a look at the picture below to see how excited the children were for the show to begin! 

Our RE topic this week was Judaism and we learnt about how some Jewish families celebrate the Passover festival. We learnt about the symbolism of the items on the 'Seder plate' which tells the story of the Israelites being freed from the Pharaoh. Our next topic in RE focuses upon an important story within our Catholic faith: the Christmas story as Advent begins soon. 

Picture 1

9th November 2018


This week we've been working hard on our writing skills, improving our big writes from last week which were a non-chronological report about South Africa. We've identified features that were needed to be included and edited our reports accordingly. 


We've also begun a new book called 'There's a Boy in the Girl's Bathroom' by Louis Sachar. Our next big write task is to create a diary entry as the main character, Bradley Chalkers. The story so far has been uploaded below so you can reread it to help you create your notes. 


Some children were very brave and helped Ms Ford with leading prayers on the step on Friday morning. Despite the microphone running out of battery, the children lead reflections about Remembrance Sunday and the meaning of the symbols associated with this day. 



Due to technical difficulties, the mymaths homework didn't show up last week for lots of children. The deadline has been extended as this week's homework so hopefully it works smoothly now! Please let your class teacher know if yours still doesn't show up. 


There's a Boy in the Girl's Bathroom chapters 1-3


We have had a very busy week in Year 5.  We began our new science topic on forces with a forces drama workshop - the children had a lot of fun experimenting with forces using their own bodies!  Father Quentin came to visit us on Tuesday and spoke to the children about commitment, vocation, marriage and ordination.  We celebrated All Saints Day with Mass at St Thomas's.   In maths we began a new topic, statistics, in which the children have been interpreting tables.  Next week we will look at timetables and line graphs.  We have also been preparing for our Big Write which will take place on Monday due to our first session of Curiosity Friday which began today and which we are all very excited about!

Week ending 19th October

We have had a very busy half term.  The children have worked really hard and earned a well- deserved break.  Over half term we have not set mymaths or reading comprehension.  The children should continue to read every day and practise their maths on Sumdog.  We have also given the children a Big Write task and they will be tested on the year 3&4 and 5&6 spellings, that we have done so far, after term term.


Week ending 12th October

Thank you to all those parents who attended our Mill Rythe information evening.  Please see above for a PDF of the powerpoint which was used.  If you have any questions please just ask us.  Letters and forms regarding the trip will be sent out shortly.

The children have been very busy solving word problems and reasoning activities in Maths this week.  In English, we are enjoying our new book about Naledi and Tiro travelling to Johannesburg on their own!

Have a restful weekend.  We look forward to another packed week of learning next week, our last one before half term.

Week ending 5th October 

Well done to 5J for a very informative and enjoyable Collective Worship.  You all did yourselves proud.

Parents, please ask the children about the workshop we had in the hall this morning.

In maths, we have moved onto addition and subtraction with more than 4 digits using the column method and, in English, we are just beginning a new book -Journey to Jo'burg by Beverley Naidoo.  Please see below the Big Write task for next week.

Week ending 28th September 2018


Please see above for our Year 5 Welcome Meeting powerpoint (saved as PDF file). 

This week, the children have enjoyed writing and performing playscripts based on the Greek Myth, Odysseus and the Cyclops. Then they converted their scripts into direct speech using speech punctuation. Finally, they wrote a newspaper article based on the events in the story and included witness statements.

In maths, children have been exploring negative numbers and finding the difference between different temperatures. 

Week ending 21st September

Delving further in Ancient Greek myths, we discussed why Polyphemus and Odysseus acted in the ways in which they did.  Please ask your children to enlighten you further.  The children have begun to research the lives of the Ancient Greeks so that they can develop a reasoned argument as to why it would have been better to be a man or a woman in Ancient Greek times.  Please see this week's Big Write below.

Week ending 14th September

It has been great to see both classes settle down so well since the start of term.  Learning is at full pace now.  The children had an exciting day last Friday building a replica of the Parthenon and we will post photos of that soon.  We have been looking at Greek myths and the children have written their own myth, which we are looking forward to reading.  In maths we have focussed on palce value up to 10,00 and are currently reading and writing Roman Numerals up to 1000.

Please take a look at the homework schedule as it is really important that the children do their homework and that it is handed in on time.  This is good practice for later life and is necessary as the homework we set reinforces what the children are learning in school.  Have a lovely weekend.