Welcome to the Year 5 learning page. Find out about everything your child is learning in school here and help them become the very best they can be!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Year 5 Teachers

Staff, St Mary's Primary School

Mr Collins

5C (Year 5 leader)

s.collins@stmarysprimary.org

Staff, St Mary's Primary School

Mrs Gautrey

5G

j.gautrey@stmarysprimary.org

Staff, St Mary's Primary School

Mrs Whiteley

5W

c.whiteley@stmarysprimary.org

Other Staff

Staff, St Mary's Primary School

Mrs Chalmers

Teaching Assistant

Staff, St Mary's Primary School

Mrs Williams

Teaching Assistant

Staff, St Mary's Primary School

Mrs Johnson

Teaching Assistant

Staff, St Mary's Primary School

Mrs Burns

Teaching Assistant

Staff, St Mary's Primary School

Mrs Gale

Teaching Assistant

Staff, St Mary's, Primary School

Mrs Patel

Teaching Assistant

Staff, St Mary's Primary School

Mrs Wallace

PPA Cover Teacher

Staff, St Mary's Primary School

Mrs Stevenson

PPA Cover Supervisor

What the children are learning this year

Year 5 enjoy a year full of varied learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom through the provision of a rich curriculum. Children in Year 5 are encouraged to become increasingly independent learners who are excited to go beyond the classroom.

School Trips

During Year 5 we do lots of learning outside the classroom including these trips:

Hindu Temple
A half day visit to the Crawley Mandir, children learn about worship and the Gods.

Bough Beech
Linked to our Science and Geography topics the children learn about how water gets from reservoir to tap. This is enhanced by a pre-visit and post-visit talk.

Dorset Residential
Perhaps the most memorable trip for the children, three days are spent at the Townsend activity centre in Swanage. For further information visit Wide Horizons Townsend Centre.

Greenwich
Closing the year and our Science project, with a day trip to Greenwich and the Royal Observatory and Planetarium.

Supporting learning at home and Class Dojo

The learning the children are expected to complete at home, has a clear focus on key skills that will not only enable them to make the expected academic progress but also foster those vital skills that they will need beyond their time at school. We therefore expect them to practise their times tables, learn new spellings and read on a weekly basis. A note stating the details for this is sent home on a Monday via the children’s school communication book and the class teacher can be contacted via email or Class Dojo in the event of this being lost and another copy being needed.

Class Dojo is an online resource where parents can connect to the day to day learning. It is a secure environment where we can share photos and videos of what we are doing in school. It is also a rewards system for the children with dojo points being given by teachers and other members of staff. It is used as a way of getting messages from teachers to parents and vice versa.

Mathletics is an online teaching and learning resource. The children can access activities that they choose to support their learning. It is a fun environment which is used in class and as homework. Children can earn certificates as they learn and gain items for their Avatar.

Online Safety

All children need to learn how to keep themselves safe online. Here are some things you can do:
CEOPS is the best place to go if you wish to report something inappropriate on the internet.
ThinkUKnow is where you can play interactive games and learn more about being safe online.
Kidsmart has lots of information about how you can keep yourself safe online.
For more information and help go to our Online Safety page.