Year 5 2023 - 2024

Mrs Jarvis

Mrs Forrest

Message from Mrs Forrest

This half term we will be learning about Famous Scientists in our Science lessons. In our Geography lessons we will be learning about Our Local Area

Our current Christian value is: 


In English our theme will be ... Persuasive Writing

We will be using the Year 6 2025 Residential as inspiration for our writing and we will be focusing on:

- Narrative

- Letter

We will also be looking at Poety in our Guided Reading using our inference skills to develop understanding.


In Year 5 we are reading: Hacker by Malorie Blackman.




In Maths we follow Power Maths. We will be learning to…

  • Read, write, order and compare numbers with
    up to three decimal place.
  • Solve problems involving number up to three
    decimal places.
  • Convert units of measurement kilometre and
    metre; centimetre and metre.
  • Understand imperial units of measurement e.g.
    pint, inches, feet.
  • Estimate Volume.
  • Interpret negative numbers in context, count
    forwards and backwards with positive and
    negative whole numbers, including through


Geography: Our Local Area (Stalybridge)

Art and Design: Relief Tiles

PE: Athletics and Rounders

Science: Famous Sceintists

ICT: Concept Maps

Music:  School Daze Play

RE: Creation

PSHE: No Way Through Isn't True!



Swimming kit will be needed on a Wednesday for Year 5. (One piece swimming costume for girls, or swimming shorts above the knee for boys)

Indoor kit will be needed by all children on Friday for their session with sports coach.

Football tops or other non-uniform items will not be allowed.

Please note PE kit can be left in school for the half term. It is important that children have their PE kit ready for lessons.


Spelling: Children will be set spellings on a Friday to be tested the following Friday.

Homework: Homework will be set on a Friday and is due in on Wednesday. English and Maths will be set on alternate weeks. 

Reading: Please listen to your child read at home and sign their Reading Record. We would like children to read at home at least 3x per week.  Reading Records will be checked every week on a Tuesday


School Uniform Expectations

The school uniform is compulsory for all children and it is important that children

come to school in the correct school uniform. The uniform consists of the following:

  • Green sweatshirt or cardigan with school logo
  • Yellow (plain) polo shirt
  • Grey/black skirt or pinafore or grey/black trousers.
  • Plain low heeled black shoes. No trainers/canvas footwear.
  • For indoor P.E. kit, Black P.E. pumps, black shorts and yellow (plain) t-shirt
  • For outdoor P.E. jogging bottoms, trainers and sweatshirt are required in addition to the indoor PE kit.
  • During the summer green or yellow gingham dresses can be worn.
  • During the summer grey or black shorts can be worn, not football shorts.
  • White, grey or black socks must be worn. Grey or black tights may be worn in winter.
  • It is not acceptable for children to come to school with dyed hair or inappropriate styles.
  • No nail varnish.
  • No jewellery should be worn, except for a small watch (N.B. smart watches are not allowed in school and also earrings are not allowed to be worn in school)
  • The school uniform can be purchased online from
  • All clothes and belongings must be clearly marked with your child’s name. The school cannot be held responsible for items of uniform which go missing, especially if they have not been labelled. There is a lost property box in reception and all items of uniform which are not labelled can be found there.
  • We do however; empty this box termly and any items not collected will be disposed of.
  • Mobile phones are not allowed in school. The school cannot be held responsible for the loss or damage of mobile phones.

We thank you for your support with following the school uniform expectations of St Paul’s CE Primary.



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Sports Day, by Mr Wright

Freddy Fit 24th April, by Mr Wright

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