Leigh Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School

‘Live And Learn With Jesus’

Windermere Road, Leigh, Lancashire WN7 1UX


01942 674226

Welcome to Class 9 - Year 5

Class Teacher -  Mrs Rothwell

The teaching assistants based on top floor are - Mrs Davies, Mrs Rigby, Mrs Smith, Miss Hilton, Mrs Dickin and  Miss Halliwell.

Information for Parents

Homework is an integral part of your child’s education and is included in the planning of each subject. It is therefore very important that your child attempts all set homework and hands it in on time. In a normal week homework is set as follows:

Monday - spellings will be sent home to learn ready for a test on Friday. 

Friday - Maths and English home-work will be set and needs to be completed and handed in on Monday. 

We encourage the children to read every night. We would like them to choose their own reading material, ensuring that they read a range non-fiction and fiction texts throughout the year. They will have the opportunity to visit the school library once per week, when they can browse, take out and return or renew books. It is important that your child records their home reading in their planner. Planners will be checked every Thursday therefore it is essential that these are kept up to date

May I also take this opportunity to remind you that a PE kit in a named bag, consisting of shorts, t-shirt and pumps should remain in school during term time. Trainers etc for outdoor PE should be brought in to school on Thursday so that we can take outdoor lessons if the weather permits

Swimming lessons will take place every Monday. We would like to ask for a contribution of £3 per week to cover the cost.

Many thanks,

Mrs R Rothwell


Our Class Timetable

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Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School

Curriculum Statement for Spring Term

Year 5



At text level, the children will continue to explore and write a range of genres including non-fiction writing (explanation texts, biographies, book reviews) as well as some fiction writing e.g. story writing and changing features of a story. They will read and write a variety of texts, exploring characters, plots and themes.

The children will develop their knowledge and understanding of adverbials, active and passive verbs and using commas to clarify meaning or avoid ambiguity. The children will also learn how to use brackets, dashes, colons and semi-colons.

Spellings will be taught following ‘Babcock No Nonsense Spelling Scheme’. This will include exploration of spelling rules and short burst spelling tasks throughout the week. Spellings will be sent home to learn on Monday and they will be tested on them on Friday.

English homework will be set every Friday.



The children will start the spring topic with a number topic which will focus on multiplication and division.  They will then move on to fractions in which they will learn about equivalent fractions, improper fractions, number sequences and ordering and comparing numbers.  They will also be taught how to add, subtract and multiply fractions.  Finally they will move on to decimals and percentages.  Children will apply their mathematical knowledge when problem solving.

To help your child in Maths please ensure that they practise their times tables and complete all homework on time. Homework will be set every Friday.

Religious Education

The topics studied this term are: mission, memorial sacrifice and sacrifice following the ‘Come and See’ scheme of work.

The children will also continue to learn about other faiths and religions.



During the first term the children will be learning changes.  They will be looking at reversible and non-reversible changes in materials

Following this they will learn about mixtures and Earth and Space. Children will plan and carry out observations and experiments to investigate mixtures. They will ensure that they consider how to carry out a fair test and draw conclusions based on their findings.


Physical Education

In their lessons the children will continue to develop their games skills and investigate body shape, travelling, flight and balance in gymnastics. PE kits should be kept in school at all times.



In Computing lessons, the children will learn to create games and quizzes using multiple choice answers and missing words.  We will then move on to using Purple Mash to crack codes and solve problems.   


Themed Approach

As we have now finished the World War II topic, our new topic will be Ancient Maya. Key skills from all the foundation subjects will be covered.



These lessons will continue to be delivered by a qualified French teacher.

Home-work Task

Well done to the children that designed and made a game/activity to help them to learn about prime numbers. They were set this as a home-work task and I am thrilled with the work that the children have done.

We enjoyed playing the games that we made
We enjoyed playing the games that we made