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St. Monica and St Augustine

Year 5


Miss McNicholas & Miss Edwards 


Important information:


PE: PE kit should be brought in on a Monday and taken home on Friday. PE kit should be a plain white shirt and black or blue shorts/tracksuit bottoms or the kit provided by Spurs. Footwear should be plimsolls or trainers.

Year 5 PE days- Wednesday & Friday



Homework: this will be handed out every Friday to be done by the following Wednesday. Each week's homework will be posted here.

Could you support us in ensuring that homework is completed on time and to a good standard.


Homework Tasks for the Summer Break:

Please ensure your child reads for at least 10-15 minutes each day over the Summer Holidays. 

Continue to practice your times tables (all of them) so you are ready for Year 6 in September.

Please encourage your child to keep a diary over the holiday. This could be just a few entries recounting some of the fun things you got up to during summer. 


Have a brilliant Summer Break!   


This half term, our IPC topic is 'Building a Village: Settlements'

Children will be looking at whether or not neighbourhoods from different places and time periods are good places to live. We will discuss reasons why people in the past chose to live in certain places. Together, we are going to find out about the places where people live. We’ll be looking at different countries as well as different times in history and different societies.

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Children will be learning about 'Animals including Humans'. 

We will look at the changes a human body goes through as it progresses through to old age. Children will also have the chance to work scientifically by researching the gestation periods of other animals and comparing them with humans; by finding out and recording the length and mass of a baby as it grows. 

Children will also have the opportunity to draw a timeline to indicate stages in the growth and development of humans. 

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Big Read

 The children will be reading their Big Read novel in class every day. As well as reading out loud, they will explore and discuss the novel's key characters, the author's use of specific language and how this effects the reader. Over the course of the half-term, they will have opportunities to make their own predictions, infer, look at words in context and express an opinion based on what they have read.


Reading at home

We have a wide range of books to support your child's reading within the school, and we hope this will enable your child to experience a range of authors and styles of books. However, in order to become confident readers, children need to read at home as much as possible. Children will be responsible for choosing their own reading book and changing these when they are finished. There is a sign in and out system in place for the children to take autonomy over their own reading selection.

Year 5 Shakespeare Performance- Twelfth Night

Maria, Toby Belch and Sir Andrew
Toby Belch and Sir Andrew causing mischief
A heartfelt declaration of love
St. Monica
St. Augustine
Lighting effect
Calling for Cesario
In prison

Year 5 Science lesson- Separating a mixture

Materials in their individual bowls
Creating a mixture
Mixing it together
Using a magnet
Spooning out the pasta
Using the sieve
Separating the mixture
Staying focused
Working well together
Team work
Sieving the sugar

Performing and Reciting Poetry

Performing our Poem
Reciting poetry
Verse 1 of our poem
Verse 2 of our poem
Verse 3 of our poem



As part of our work in STEM, we accepted a challenge to build a tower as high as possible, using only scissors, newspaper and masking tape. We were given one hour to make it as high as we could had to hold a basketball on the top! 

Here's how we got on.

Making legs for the tower
Fighting with masking tape
Trying to balance the ball
Just before it collapsed!


As part of our entry point in IPC, we designed mini rockets and had a space race in our classroom. We launched the rockets by blowing through a straw to give them 'thrust'. We wanted to see whose rocket would go the highest and travel the furthest distance.

Helping each other build rockets.
A finished rocket
Ready to try it out
Shooting them high!
Launching our rockets
Preparing to launch
Getting ready to shoot
In maths, we have been calculating time intervals using a blank number line. We applied what we learned when playing Snakes and Ladders. We had to work out time problems to save us from going down a snake.

Working out time intervals and playing games

Working out problems
Independent thinking
Having fun while we learn
Examples of our work
Using a blank number line