Leigh Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School

‘Live And Learn With Jesus’

Windermere Road, Leigh, Lancashire WN7 1UX


01942 674226

Welcome to Class 10

The teachers in Class 10 are

Mrs Rothwell & Mrs Clayton

Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School

Curriculum Statement for Autumn Term

Year 5/6 (Class 10)

Maths Home-work Project

To be completed by Monday 16th December 2019

Prime numbers only have 2 factors – one and itself.

We have learnt that prime numbers up to 19 are:

2,3,5,7,11,13,17 and 19

All other numbers are composite numbers.

 Your home-work is to design and make an activity to help others to learn prime numbers to 19.

The activity can be as simple or as complicated as you like. You could make a worksheet; card game; board game; write a rhyme to accompany an action or you could design something totally unique.


Please bring your work into school no later than Monday 16th December. We will be sharing our games and enjoy playing them on Tuesday 17th December. 


This year, our English work will be linked to our Science and themed approach work.  We will start with non-fiction writing in which we will write an explanation text about the Sun.  We will then move on to planet fact files and a biography of Neil Armstrong.  The children will then produce some fiction writing where they will design and describe an alien character, creating a story linked to their character.  During English lessons we will look at example texts for explanations, biographies and fact files.  We will also read a fiction book called Cosmic.   

In grammar lessons, children will further develop their knowledge and understanding of word classes; identify and write expanded noun phrases and use commas to clarify meaning. They will continue to develop their use of a range of sentence types when writing.

Spellings will be taught following the Babcock No Nonsense Spelling Scheme. This will include exploration of spelling rules and short burst spelling tasks throughout the week. In addition, the children will have a weekly spelling test. 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 and will (mostly) be related to the work covered in class throughout the week.


The children will be taught to read, write, order and compare numbers to one million. They will learn to count on and back in powers of ten and round numbers to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10,000 and 100,000.

The children will be taught formal and mental methods of solving calculations involving the four rules of number (+ - x ÷). They will be given the opportunity to apply these skills through problem solving and reasoning tasks.

Following this children will be taught statistics in which they will read and interpret tables, line graphs and bar charts.  Children will use their problem solving skills in this area. 

Before Christmas children will complete a two week unit on measurement where they will be taught to calculate the perimeter and area of shapes. 

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: Loving, Vocations and Commitments and Expectations, following the ‘Come and See’ scheme of work.

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

Year 5 and 6 visiting Christ the King Cathedral, Liverpool.


During the first term the children will be learning about Earth and Space. The children will learn about the Earth, its rotation, day and night and seasons.  They will also explore Space, learning about the order of the planets and researching one of the planets.  They will learn all about the Sun and the important role it plays in our Solar System.  After half term, children will learn about forces and light and their role within the Solar System.  

Physical Education

In their lessons the children will continue to develop their games skills and will explore, improvise and combine movement ideas fluently and effectively in dance lessons in which the children are composing their own Haka. PE kits should be kept in school at all times.


In Computing lesson the children will learn about how to keep safe when using the internet. Following this the children will use ‘Comic Life’ to design and make their own comic strip. They will import pictures and text onto a set template and will design their own layouts and backgrounds.

Themed Approach

This year our themed approach is linked to our Science.  The children will learn all about the history of Space. Key skills from all the foundation subjects will be covered. They will create a timeline of Space exploration as well as studying historical people such as Neil Armstrong. Children will learn about Apollo 11 and Apollo 13, as well as the space race. 



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


If you have any concerns about your child, please do not hesitate to contact school and make an appointment, preferably after school.

Kind regards, 

Mrs Rothwell           Mrs Clayton