St Philip's Church of England

Controlled Primary School

Year 5

Our class value is PERSEVERANCE


In year 5 we understand what it is to have perseverance and we try hard to demonstrate this value in our every day lives.


Here in our school:

Let us be peaceful at all times.

Let our rooms be full of happiness

and respect for each other.

Let love be in our hearts

Let us show perseverance when needed

Let us support others in achieving their goals. 

Let us remember

In learning together,

We grow together

And succeed together.



Welcome to Year 5


Class Teachers

Miss Ballard (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday am)

Miss Theaker (Thursday pm, Friday)


Teaching Assistant

Mrs McShane

Mrs Seeney (1:1 Support) 


We would like to take this opportunity to welcome the parents and carers of Year 5. We do hope you are looking forward to the journey your children are about to embark upon within UKS2 and wish your children success throughout their time with us.


In Year 5, we believe that school and home working together will help your child to get their most from their time in school and to reach their potential. To help build close links between the Year 5 staff team and parents/carers, we operate an open door policy so please feel free to speak to us either at the beginning of the school day or at 3:00pm with any questions, worries or concerns. Alternatively longer appointments can be arranged at a more convenient time.


If you are interested in what we have planned for Year 5 this year, please use the links below to the class HAST forms and termly planning to discover more about our wonderful topics.




Reading at home

As promised at the curriculum meeting, here is a list of assessment focus questions you can ask your child during a reading session at home.

Please take the time to read through each and try to incorporate these questions into your reading sessions.




You can find all of the Year 5 spelling lists using the following link!







How can you help?


• Help your child learn their spellings and high frequency words.


• Read with your child daily and complete the Reading Record book.

• Provide your child with a water bottle.


• Remind your child to remove jewellery on PE days. (PE days can change so please ensure that a PE kit, labelled with your child’s name, is in school at all times.)


• Label all belongings and items of clothing with your child’s name.


• Help your child organise themselves to complete their homework. Homework is given out every Friday to be returned by the following Thursday.


• Talk to your child about their homework and what they are learning.


• Help your child recall their times table facts quickly and accurately.


• Ask your child if they asked any good questions today at school.


• Talk about everyday maths e.g. "If this box of cereal is half price how much will it be?"



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Roald Dahl Day at the King's Leadership Academy October 2019


The Year 5 children had a wonderful day at the Kings Leadership Academy on Wednesday. They attended the annual Roald Dahl day which gave them the opportunity to find out more about some of Roald Dahl’s most iconic characters as well as experience a range of secondary school style lessons.


The children created artwork based on Fantastic Mr Fox, wrote witness statements about Goldilocks from Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes and the highlight of the day was completing science inspired by the story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.


All of the children thoroughly enjoyed the day and staff from the Kings Leadership Academy commented on the children’s excellent behaviour and enthusiasm shown throughout the day. At the end of the day, a special award was given to Isabella Morris in recognition of the effort she put into each of the three lessons. Her enthusiasm and brilliant contributions to discussions were noticed by everyone.  Well done Izzy!  



Parents as Partners Maths Trail - September 2018

The children had a wonderful morning completing the Year 5 maths trail with their parents. The trail was designed to show how maths can be found everywhere - especially in the outdoor environment! Everyone enjoyed the session and it was so lovely to see so many of the Year 5 parents joining in! 

Crucial Crew Event - October 2018

The Year 5 children spent a wonderful morning at the Sefton Crucial Crew event in Formby. Throughout the session they completed a range of workshops lead by Merseyside Transport Police, the RNLI, Active Sefton and Bully Busters. All the children had an enjoyable time learning how to keep safe in a range of everyday situations such as when using level crossings or swimming in the sea. 




Coding with Knowsley CLC - November 2018

The children had a lovely morning working with the Knowsley CLC team to explore coding on the ipads. Firstly the children learnt how to decompose the game Mr Jump before going onto use the app Tynker to create their very own car racing game. The children learnt about using visual blocks to code and created their own e-books about the work they had completed. 

NSO Christmas Lecture - December 2018

Year 5 had a wonderful morning listening to Dr Jacklyn Bell talking about the training that astronauts have to go through to be accepted into the space programme.  We learnt about the different skills required to become an astronaut, including the ability to speak Russian, and had the opportunity to ask Dr Bell questions about her own astronaut training as well as general questions about space travel and the solar system. Some of the questions our children asked impressed Dr Bell so much that she gave them space mission badges.