St Stephen's Church of EnglandPrimary School

Respect, Aspire, Achieve

In our school, whatever the challenge,

we aim high with God in our hearts

Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!


Class teachers:                                                                 Teaching Assistants: 

5 Cedar: Miss Duckworth                                                                         Mrs Fulat
5 Larch: Miss Sheth                                                                                Mrs Khanani



Autumn Term

Our Christian value this half term is: Self Control


Welcome back! We hope you have had an enjoyable Summer break with your families and are ready for an exciting year ahead! 


Below are the areas of focus for this half term: 

English: Newspaper report based on the illustrated narrative Tuesday by David Wiesner 

Maths: Number- Place value, Addition and Subtraction

RE : Jesus' teachings

Big Question: In what ways was Jesus a teacher?

Science: Earth and Space

Topic: Mountains

French: Time and Days of the week


PSHE: Rules and Community

British Value: Rule of Law- Why are rules important? 

Music: Rock music- Livin' on a prayer

PE: Tennis- please ensure children have their PE kits in from Monday to Friday and that they are taken home weekly for a wash.

(For more information please refer to the Newsletter below)



Read, read, read and then read some more- question your child about what they have read using the five W’s.

Below is a link to recommended reads for Year 5 children:

Ensure your child is practising their times tables on a regular basis  and support your child with learning their weekly spellings.

Encourage your child to research about the topics they are learning in school. 



International Peace Week

We celebrated Peace week by creating peace chains with our families. We wrote quotes and poetry and also participated in a worship in the peace garden. Can you spot our peace chains in the photographs above?

Newsletter and Recommended Reads

Essential Learning Experiences

We are fortunate enough to have external guests visit us throughout the year. As well as this, we have have a range of trips planned throughout the year to enhance our children's learning. Please find the list of essential experiences below up until February:


October 2019

Pop UK concert 
Peace workshop 

Spaceport trip to Liverpool 


December 2019

Victorian day- This will allow children to compare modern day schooling to Victorian schooling.


January 2020
Hinduism Day- We will have a visitor coming in to speak to us about her religion and diversity. Children will also explore Hindu culture through art and drama.


February 2020
Chocolate House visit (in Blackburn)

Charity Fundraising: Design, make and sell chocolate   


Please keep an eye out for updates!





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