Mrs Barker
Year 5 teacher

Welcome to Year 5 at Holy Family!

Year 5 Teacher – Mrs Barker

Year 5 and 6 Teaching Assistants – Mrs Burke, Ms Roper and Mrs Leek

We hope that during the year you will enjoy finding out about all the wonderful things we will be learning in our lessons. To keep up to date with what is happening inside our classroom follow us on twitter @HolyfamilyL8_5B

Please find below the details of our learning for Spring 2:


Y5 will explore measure, building on their skills from previous years. They will learn how to convert between different units of metric measure, understand approximate quivalences between metric and imperial units, measure and calculate area and perimeter of shapes and estimate volume and capacity. There will also be daily basic skills sessions for Y5 to develop their maths skills such as learning their times tables.



This half term, we will continue to build our skills from last term and will also look at new grammar focuses. We will write an explanation text and a persuasive leaflet for our Talk 4 Writing novel; ‘Percy Jackson’ by Rock Riordan, which is linked to our History topic – Ancient Greece. We will also be consolidating our understanding and knowledge of other areas of grammar and the related terminology. A list of specific spellings, which we will be concentrating on each week, will be sent home for your child to learn as well as being updated weekly on Spelling Shed.



Our PE this term will be on Mondays

Y5’s PE lessons this year will be taken by Mrs Wilding! Children MUST have full PE kits every week for these sessions; white T-Shirt, black shorts and black trainers/pumps.

Children will also be regularly working on improving their stamina by walking/ jogging/ running a ‘Daily Mile’.



Homework will be set on a Friday to be returned the following Friday. This will sometimes be in their homework books and sometimes set online on Spelling and Maths Shed and TT Rockstars. When your child doesn’t complete homework, there will be an expectation that they finish it during break/ lunchtimes. It is essential that we work together to ensure that homework is completed and returned. Reading daily for at least 15 minutes is also an expectation as well as bringing their reading books into school each week. It is vital that the children are encouraged to do this to achieve the high expectations set for the end of Key Stage 2.


Should you ever wish to discuss anything about your child, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Year 5 team in order to arrange an appointment. We will be on the exit door every evening or, you can contact the office if you wish to request an appointment.

We look forward to working with your children this year!

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