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St Mary's R.C. Primary School


Hemming Drive, Manchester, Lancashire M30 0FJ


01617 894532


Year 5

                                                                                                       "We Respect, We Value, We Share"

 Topic & Themes for the Year  



On Tuesday 25th June 2019, three of the new Chaplains went to Bamber Bridge for a Celebration Day on being commissioned as pupil Chaplains.

We were greeted by Sister Judith and later we walked around the church holding our banners.

On the way out we met Bishop John  and he blessed our Rosary Beads.  We walked around the outside of the Church doing workshops. We were given ideas of things we could do as pupil chaplains.  One of our favourite ideas was painting rocks and putting them in a Prayer Garden that we will hopefully make in the future.  We came together to finally finish the day.:-  Written by George, Scarlett & Katie.


In year 5, we have done loads of fun activities, every week we 5 have been going to Barton Athletics. We have been weight lifting, boxing and wrestling. We have been taught how to lift weights, how to box and the rules and styles of wrestling.


Year 5 have had a visitor to teach us about Computer Science. We were giving commands to Lego robots from a tablet. Year 5 were also told about the jobs what are available to do with computer science and many of us are interested in doing it in the future.


Earlier in the term, Year 5 took part in a drama workshop at Z Arts Centre in Manchester.  We learned techniques for performing, and we also met a local school who were performing the Tempest. Year 5 were given 5 top tips by the staff of Shakespeare schools foundation.


A couple of months later, year 5 performed `A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It was a wonderful experience for us. Thank you to all who came to watch us.


It has been wonderful getting to know the children of Year 5, and what has really impressed me, is the number of fun times and adventures that have been had over the break– some even inspired by the ‘50 Things to do before you’re 11 ¾ list‘.


Homework is given out on a Monday, apart from the week before a holiday. Written homework, when assigned, will be in their homework books. Maths homework will be online – with more details to follow.


Homework needs to be completed and handed in by the Friday of that week.  Children will have spellings to study in preparation for a test on Fridays. No written evidence is required to show children have been learning them – the test result will suffice. Later in the year, I foresee similar tests for times tables being introduced, so any preparation done for those would only help your child’s learning. Additionally, there will be half-termly projects for the children to complete. These projects will begin next half term following further information.

There will be half-termly projects for the children to complete. These projects will begin next half term following further information.


PE kits are required to be in school, and stay in school throughout the term. Please ensure that all items of school uniform are clearly labelled with your child’s name; this also includes coats, PE kits and shoes.


 In the coming days, another letter will come out with the topics that we will be covering for the year. Please take a look, and see if there are any activities/books/visits that you can do to support their learning in class.


 If you have any concerns or questions regarding your child, please feel free to approach me at the end of the day. If I am not available, or this is not convenient for you, then please make an appointment via the school office.


Mr. Webster