Year 5

Welcome to year 5

Dear parents, friends and relatives.

Welcome to our Year 5 class page. I hope you had a wonderful summer holiday with your children and thank you for sending them back well rested and ready for the school year. I will put key reminders, general information on this class page as well as links to things you or your children may find useful this year.

Warm regards,

Mr McDermott

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Welcome to the UJs


Homework will be set on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The class page will be updated with homework for my classes - please note that my maths homework will be for my maths group only.

Homework Friday 22nd September

English - continue working on your presentation about your chosen person.

Maths - Mathletics activities assigned.

Wednesday 20th September

English - Grammar sheet to complete on nouns and verbs. Due date for this homework is Friday 22nd September.

Maths - TTRS passwords and login details have been handed out. Please access the webpage and practise your multiplication tables. 

Monday 18th September 2023

Spellings- Spellings for Friday have been handed out today. Please complete 10 detailed sentences on the back of the spelling sheet.

Maths- Please revise multiplication tables for 'Friday's Five Minute Frenzy.'

Friday 15th September

Please prepare a short presentation (5-10 minutes) on a historical figure of your choice. You may prepare notes, a poster or a PowerPoint to present to the class.

Here are a few suggestions, but the choice is entirely yours

  • Queen Elizabeth II
  • Florence Nightingale
  • John Archer (first black mayor of a London Borough)

This presentation needs to be ready by Monday 16th October.

Key Dates:

Monday 18th September – Upper Junior Parents welcome meeting in the main hall 3.45

Monday 16th October – School Open Afternoon for parents.

Friday 20th October 3.30pm – Last day of half term.

Monday 30th October – Autumn term 2 begins.

Monday 27th November – Test Week.

Monday 11th December – Parents’ Evening Meetings to take place this week.

PE Kit

Our PE days are Thursday and Friday. We will be swimming on Tuesdays after the Christmas holidays.

Children are to wear their PE kit to school on the days that they have PE. Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit which consists of a white t-shirt, navy shorts and plimsoles or trainers. During the colder weather your child should wear the School PE jumper.

If your child has to attend an event such as Mass or go on a school trip, they will be required to wear their school uniform on that day. PE kit should be brought to school and children will change for their PE lesson accordingly. If your child has a sports club before school, uniform should be brought to change into, once the club has finished.

If your child has a club after school and it is not a PE day, uniform should be worn as normal and PE kit should be brought to change into before the club begins.

If your child plays football in the court they are welcome to bring in trainers to keep in their lockers to wear during lunchtime.

Useful Information

Useful links

Our learning this year

As we look forward to another year of academic excellence at St Mary's, here is an update on the curriculum and a brief summary of the programme your child will be following this year.

View more of our curriculum