Year 5

Welcome from staff

  

Hello, I am Mrs Steeper. I am the Year 5 class teacher, alongside Miss Snell, as well as being one of the Assistant Heads, with responsibility for English. I have been teaching for 26 years but this is my first year at St. Mary’s and it is an amazing, happy and caring place to be in; I love every minute of it. When I am not teaching and having great fun learning with the children, I relax by gardening, growing fruit and vegetables, baking and watching the wildlife I encourage into my garden, as well as reading and listening to Radio 2. 

 

Hi, I am Miss Snell and I teach in Year 5 alongside Mrs Steeper, Mrs Morris and Miss Greaves. I have been a teacher for 27 years and have been at Saint Mary’s for five years. I am currently an Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for Special Educational Needs. I find my work interesting, rewarding and fun! In my own time, I enjoy playing the piano, reading, walking, camping, sailing, as well as running a cub scout pack each week.

 

Hello, my name is Mrs. Morris and I am working in Year 5 as a class Teaching Assistant, helping and supporting the pupils with their learning. When I am not at work, I enjoy going for long walks (especially at the beach), cycling and swimming, as well as spending time at home looking after my garden.

 

 

 

Hello everyone, I am Miss Greaves and I am a one-to-one teaching assistant in Year 5.  I have been at this school for nearly 8 years.  In my spare time, I enjoy reading, watching movies, listening to music, shopping, seeing my family, going on walks, cooking and baking.

 

 Safe -searching links

 

                                           

                                         

 

Curriculum - Cornerstones

View document year_5/peasants__princes_and_pestilence_knowldge_organiser.pdf

 

/docs/year_5/Peasants__Princes_and_Pestilence_Fun_Facts_pdf.pdf

Maths

 

At Saint Mary’s Catholic Primary Academy, we aim to equip all pupils with the skills and confidence to solve a range of problems through fluency with numbers and mathematical reasoning.  Children are encouraged to see the mathematics that surround them every day and enjoy developing vital life skills in this subject. We use Power Maths and White Rose to assist us in the teaching for mastery approach to mathematics.

View document year_5/year_5_number_and_place_value_knowledge_organiser.pdf

 

English

For English we will be using Pie Corbett's Talk for Writing structure. This involves a 3 part process. 1 - imitate: we will learn a text off by heart using actions and a story/ text map

                2- innovate : we will then use the structure of the map and change key events / characters to make a new story

              3 - invent : Now children have the structures, learnt new vocabulary and understand the features of the genre they are writing, they are ready to create their own text.

 Please see below our Medium term plan and spelling lists:

View document year_5/y5_advent_1_medium_term_planning_overview.pdf

/docs/year_5/Y5_Y6_statutory_spellings_word_mat.pdf

/docs/year_5/Y3_Y4_statutory_spellings_word_mat.pdf

/docs/year_5/homophones.docx

/docs/year_5/able_ible_spellings.docx

/docs/year_5/eytmology_of_words.docx

/docs/year_5/ough_spelling_sheet.docx

/docs/year_5/plurals.docx

/docs/year_5/silent_letters_spelling_sheet.docx

RE

We follow the Come and See RE scheme here at Saint Mary's.

Links for the R.E. curriculum

The sacrament of marriage – studied in the Life Choices Topic

https://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/christianity/ritesrituals/weddings_1.shtml#h3

What the Catholic Church states about marriage (including same-sex marriage)

 

 

The meaning of Advent – studied in the Hope Topic

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/religious-studies-KS2-christmas/z4xcjhv

 

PE

 

Day of PE – Thursday

Children are to wear dark track suits, white tee shirts, dark school jumper or hooded top and trainers.

No Lycra or football kit please.

 

The class are currently working fitness and agility, with activities and games linked to this aspect of PE.

 

Therapeutic Programme

 

Therapeutic Programme

 

We use TPC Teach for improving children's mental health. It is vital after such a traumatic time.  We have a programme dedicated to ensuring a positive outcome for all of the children. It helps everyone to feel valued. Our mission statement at St Mary’s is "We value all in the name of Jesus the Christ" and this complements our therapeutic classroom environments that are specially created for learning. Our classroom is painted in calm colours and there is an area for quiet reflection. In our classroom, we have lots of living plants. This is part of our mindfulness.

 

  • We look at calming images

 

  • We participate in guided meditation
  • Planting and looking after succulents and other plants
  • Mindfulness colouring
  • Doodle pages whilst listening to music

7th Sept

14th Sept

21st Sept

28th Sept

5th Oct

 

12th Oct

19th Oct

Mindset – The Star Fish Story

Understanding Feelings

Anger Management

Body Image 

Understanding Feelings-

Friendship

Understanding Feelings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Nov

9th Nov

16th Nov

23rd Nov

30th Nov

 

 

Friendship –

 

Body Image

 

Friendship

 

Friendship

 

Assess

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Remote learning

Y5_Home_Learning_Weekly_Timetable_12_10_20.

Home_Learning_Weekly_Timetable_19_10_2020.

/docs/year_5/Mindfulness_Colouring_pack.pdf