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Year 5 Class Staffing


Welcome to year 5. Miss Bird, Mrs Pitchers and Mrs Baddeley

Class Saint

This year, the children have chosen Saint Luke the Evangelist as our class saint. He is the patron saint of artists and doctors and the children chose him because of his devotion to helping others. They believe that he is a great role model in demonstrating acts of kindness and somebody who they can try and follow in the footsteps of.

Our saints day is Friday 18th October.


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Science Topic

Our science topic this term is Materials and their Properties. We will be looking at a range of materials, their properties and what they are used for. We will be conducting experiments based on dissolving, evaporating, solubility and magnetism.


History or Geography Topic

This half term, we are looking at the history of Victorian children in Stoke -on -Trent. We will be comparing the lives of rich and poor children at this time and using some of the school’s historic log books to find evidence to support our learning. Children will be looking to answer the question ‘Was life better for a rich or poor child in Victorian Stoke -on -Trent?


ART or D&T Topic

In Design and Technology, we are looking at local dishes from Stoke On Trent. This term, the children will be looking at traditional Staffordshire lobby. They will be finding out why it was introduced, what it is made from and determining whether or not it provides a nutritional meal for children

Class Texts

Autumn 1 Street Child by Berlie Doherty

Autumn 2 Varjak Paw by SF Said


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Homework/Reading Expectations

Children will be given daily Literacy and Maths homework. Additionally, they will be given one piece of either Literacy or Maths homework and one piece of homework linked to the foundation subjects. This will be given out on a Thursday and both pieces must be completed and brought back into school the following Monday.

Particular focus this Autumn term

All children need to be fluent in recalling their times tables, including division facts

P.E./Swimming – day & kit required

Thursday mornings - Swimming lessons at New Horizons.

  Full swimming kit including a swimming cap is required in school.

Class Diary- trips, assemblies etc.

Saint Day Assembly, Friday 18th October



Topic Day - September

Topic Day - September 1

Recent Trips/Workshops

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