Welcome to the Year 5 Class Page

In Year 5, we have lots of exciting learning opportunities to learn about the world around us and become more mindful and considerate global citizens. Last half term, we went to Ringsfield Hall to discover more about our impact on the environment and how we can help to protect our planet. As a result of this experience, we wrote pledges in English in the form of motivational speeches, using Greta Thunberg as our inspiration.

In English, we are thinking about how we can improve our writing and develop our next steps. We use opportunities to share our writing with our peers so we can “Magpie” ideas from each other! 

This term, so far we have read Wonder By R J Palacio, and this half term, we will be delving into the world of William Shakespeare and reading the haunting tale of Macbeth.

In addition, we will be developing something in class called Drop Everything And Read (DEAR) time, where we will have dedicated sessions to enjoy reading for pleasure. To help us broaden our reading experiences further, and making use of our new library, we will be focusing on three authors, as well as using our St Mary’s Reading spine. 

Our focus authors for this half term are-:

  Michael Morpurgo                            Philip Pullman                               Roald Dahl


In Maths, we are going to continue focusing on our times tables and having weekly homework focuses and quizzes every Friday. As the year progresses, we will start using our existing times table knowledge to learn more complicated tables (do you know your 17x tables?)

Please click on the link below to see the homework timetable for Year Five.

Year 5 Homework Timetable

Watch this space for more news, updates and links to help with your learning!

Any questions or concerns, please do come and see us.

Mrs Merriott (Class Teacher)

Mrs Hunter



St Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School
Kirkley Cliff, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0DG
Tel: 01502 565384

Please contact the school office if you require a paper copy of the information on our website or wish to speak to our SENCo - Mrs Ware.