Welcome to Year 5 Elder Class Page

Autumn 2023



Year 5 staff would like to wish you a very warm welcome back to school. It has been wonderful to see all the pupils wearing their uniform with pride and greeting friends and staff with happy smiles, kind words and good manners. We have had an excellent start to the year already. The glorious weather has allowed us to enjoy the beautiful outdoor spaces of our school and keep active, while getting to know the daily routines of Y5.


If you need any support or would like to discuss how we can best work in partnership to support your child in school, we are always here to help. Your class teacher is always the first point of contact, followed by Mrs Fisher as Upper Key Stage 2 Lead. For any advice on special educational needs, it may be appropriate, after speaking with the class teacher, to also contact Mrs Whitehead, who is our school Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENDCO).


Smaller queries can often be answered at drop off times, however for more private conversations, or those that may take a little longer, please make an appointment by discussing this with the teacher or calling the school office instead.


Please be advised that collection time is a very busy time, and not a time when we can give you our full attention.


Miss Barker : Y5 Teacher (Elder)

Mr Honeyman : Y5 Teacher (Hazel)

Miss O’Reilly and Mrs Cunningham : Support staff

Computing : Miss Baron (MGL)

PE: Mr Lee (Little Sports Coaches)

Senorita Plaza : Spanish Teacher (covers classes in Y5 while teachers plan and prepare for teaching)


Good attendance and punctuality are vital, not only for learning, but also to help pupils settle into their new school routine, make friends and grow in confidence.

Each week, every class with 100% attendance is rewarded with a voucher, which can be spent to celebrate the achievement in whatever way the class decides. In Year 5 we are fiercely competitive- help us to be the best by being in school every day and on time !

Our classroom door opens at 8.45am for the start of the day and collection time is at 3.15pm.

Autumn Curriculum Coverage

English Book 1: Where Once We Stood

Writing Outcomes: Exploration Narrative/ Formal Report

Book  2: FarTher

Writing Outcomes: Setting Narrative / Letter

Maths Place Value, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication & Division, Fractions
RE Ourselves, Life Choices, Judaism and Hope
History A study of Greek life and achievements and their study on the western world.
Geography A study the location of countries of the world, including biomes and environmental regions.
Science Properties and Changes of materials:

Animals Incl. Humans

Computing Online Safety (Digital Literacy) and Databases (Information technology)
PE Invasion Skills and Gymnastic skills

Our PE lessons are on Mondays. Children are to come into school wearing the school PE kit.



Looking at the works of Paul Cezanne including cross-hatching, 3D Art and view finders.
Design & Technology Food and Nutrition & Systems
Music Charanga:
PSHE Being me in my world, Celebrating differences

Building good learning habits at home and reinforcing learning that happens at school is important . To help with this, regular homework will be set and engagement with this greatly appreciated.

Daily reading of books sent home- these are changed weekly .

(please write in the blue reading record each time you read with your child to help

them earn a Reading Champion Badge on our class display)

Weekly Spelling, Handwriting practise (as part of spelling practise) and grammar & punctuation

practice will start in Autumn 2 .

Regular and ongoing times tables practise online using TTRockstars

(pupils will be provided with user names and passwords) .


Developing strong readers is our priority. All pupils read in school daily and have already this week had reading practise sent home, coinciding with their reading stage. Reading each day, with your child at home, will help to accelerate learning and help your child to grow in confidence. Please help us by writing in the blue home-school reading record when you read with your child, keeping the home school partnership strong. We will be celebrating regular reading by awarding Reading Champion Badges in school, on our class display. Pupils have already started working towards earning their first badge, which is fantastic.

Here are some Y2 book recommendations, which you can enjoy reading

at home with your child in addition to the ones we send home weekly.

More information on reading, and the rest of the curriculum, can be

found on our school website. https://www.stteresaoflisieux.co.uk/

Remember to also follow our Twitter page and keep up with what

we are doing on our class pages on the school website.

Twitter: @year5_STOL

Books we will be exploring as part of the English curriculum this term:

Where Once we stood


Class messages…

PE is on Monday – please wear your PE kit to school.

Please avoid sending children in with food containing nuts.

Dates of interest

Tuesday 26th September European day of languages Non-Uniform- including colours of a country’s flag
Friday 29th September Liverpool Maths Party Day Fun Maths activities in school
October Black History Month



The theme this year: The Importance of Black Resistance
Sunday 1st October


Feast of St Teresa Feast of St Teresa will be marked in school with pupils.
Monday 2-8th October Dyslexia awareness week


Raising awareness
Wednesday 4th October Walk to school day


Promoting being ACTIVE
Friday 6th October


National Cerebral palsy day Raising awareness
Friday 6th October


CAFOD Harvest day

National Poetry day

Year 2 Boys Football (LSSP)-

more information to follow

Last day for all food donations to be brought in

Poetry theme this year is the experience of being a refugee


Tuesday 10th October World Mental Health day


Raising awareness and promoting wellbeing
Monday 16th October Children’s Nasal Spray Nursery – Year 6


Permission forms went out via a link to complete
Wednesday 18th October Parents’ meeting More information will follow
Thursday 26th October


School photograph day


Big smiles and full uniform needed
Friday 27th October


Finish for half term


Disco in school- more information will follow

Curriculum Overview

Recommended Reading Books for Year 5

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