en English


Miss Loughran
Year 4 teacher

Welcome to Year 5 at Holy Family with Miss Loughran!

We will be supported by 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_4M

Please find below the details of our learning for Summer 1:

Come and See

This half term, our topics are Service and Reconciliation. For our Service topic, we will learn about Pentecost and focus on the transformation power of the Holy Spirit. For our other topic Reconciliation, we will the commandments and how this links will responsibility.


Y5 will continue to explore measure by learning how to use approximate equivalence between common imperial units. They will learn how to calculate the perimeter of compound shapes and how to calculate and estimate the area of irregular shapes. Year 5 will develop their estimation skills with volume before moving on to problem solving units of time.


This half term, we will read A Series of Unforuntate Events: The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snickets. We will an account from different perspectives and a diary entry based on the story. 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.


Y5 will be looking at ‘Forces. For this unit, we will learn more about gravity. We will also introduce air resistance, water resistance and friction. We will conduct numerous scientific investigations to support our learning and to develop our working scientifically skills.


Relationships – In this theme, children will consider how other people see us and how this might lead to feelings of embarrassment. The children will continue to explore their understanding of how thoughts can influence our feelings and our behaviour and how embarrassment can lead to other emotions, such as resentment, hurt, anger and shame. The children will explore how they might predict when they might feel embarrassed and when and how they might avoid an embarrassing situation. They will also consider how they might manage their feelings of embarrassment.


This term, we will be focusing on Geography and looking at comparing Europe to the Mediterranean. We will learn focus on Greece and Liverpool and use maps to support our learning.


Y5 will be tasting and making Mediterranean food. We will use vegetables that have been grown in our school allotment area. We are looking forward to some delicious, healthy food!


This half term the children will focus on the unit ‘Earth and Space’. They will be looking at programming and coding using Scratch. Children will link Computing with Science and build their own simulations of the Solar System.


Our PE this term will be on Fridays.

Y5’s PE lessons this half term will focus on dance. 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.  There will also be Spelling and Maths Shed, TT Rockstar activities and homework set on Reading Plus. 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.

We look forward to working with your children this year!