St Philip's Church of England

Controlled Primary School

Year 5

Current Topics


Welcome to Year 5


Mrs Drane is the class teacher and Mrs Meek is the Teaching Assistant. 


PE kits should be clearly labelled with your child’s name and left in school and available for use any day of the week. We also have a specialist teacher from Litherland High who teaches Spanish on a Thursday afternoon.

Our classroom is co-operative and resourceful. We have lots of things in our classroom that help us learn including working walls for Maths and Literacy, table trays full of resources and literacy folders which we use to expand our vocabulary and punctuation. We try hard to do our best in all aspects of the curriculum and we strive to show pride in our work.

We are going to explore a wide range of interesting topics in Year 5, including World War 2, the Egyptians. For further information please look at our Year 5 curriculum map.

Homework for Yr 5 is crucial.  It will be an extension of work done in the classroom and there will be an emphasis on spelling, reading, writing and the reinforcement of mathematical skills.

We have homework weekly - spellings and times tables are given out every Friday, ready for a test the following Friday. Maths and English homework is given out every Friday to be returned by the following Thursday.


We should like you to read with your child regularly, every day if at all possible. Your child will be responsible for the daily return of their Reading book and Reading Log as each class has a short reading session at school. Even at this stage, it is extremely helpful if you encourage discussion about the plot, characters and what may happen in the story. Your help in this is much appreciated.



We will look at how to be smart and safe when using the internet. To begin the year, we will be reminding ourselves of our prior e-Safety learning, and thinking about copyright. Children learn that although the Internet makes it very easy, copying the work of others and presenting it as one’s own is called plagiarism. They also learn about circumstances in which it is permissible to use the work of others.

Useful websites:



We hope that all children in Yr 5 will have the opportunity to develop a responsible and mature attitude towards each other and in their approach to their work. There will be a strong emphasis on each child ‘doing his/her best’ in order to achieve their potential. Our aim is to encourage independence in working yet also promote co-operation in group situations. Good effort and behaviour will be positively reinforced.


Remember that if you have any concerns at any time, members of

staff are always available at the start or end of the day for a quick word. Please arrange an appointment if a longer chat is needed.

Y5 Recommended websites


Activities, tests and worksheets for Key Stage 2 maths, English and science. Aimed at pupils, with separate sections for parents.


A fantastic website with many interactive and informative resources


77 Free Online Math Games for Kids. Key Stage 2, Primary/Elementary Ages 8-11 Years.


Children’s games and teaching resources for your IWB, PC or Mac. Interactive resources for numeracy lessons with cool Maths games, help children have fun while they learn.


Go on...test yourself.

In year 5 we aim to give our best in order to enjoy and achieve in everything we do!

Finally…this term, like always is a busy one. We do appreciate your continued help and support and if you feel that you could help out in other ways, for example by hearing children read for just one hour a week, please get in touch.


Thank you for your support.

Mrs Drane and Mrs Meek