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 -  Miss Cahill

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 

Our Class Timetable

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Curriculum Statement

Summer TerYear 5

General Reminders.


Please could you ensure that your child brings their reading book and diary into school every day so that we can listen to them read on a regular basis. To help develop your child’s reading skills please try to read with them daily at home and record any comments in their diary.

Homework in Class 3.

Homework will be given out on Friday. Please return it back to school the following Wednesday. If you have any questions or queries about the homework please don’t hesitate to come and see us.


At text level, the children will continue to explore and write a range of genres including non-fiction writing (non-chronological reports and instructions) as well as some fiction writing e.g. story writing and setting descriptions. They will read and write a variety of texts, exploring characters, plots and themes.

The children will develop their knowledge and understanding of adverbials of place, modal 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 summer term with a topic on converting decimals, fractions and percentages.  They will then move on adding and subtracting decimals, within and beyond 1.  After this, we will be focusing on shape, space and measurement. 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: Transformation, Freedom & Responsibility and Stewardship 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 about Earth and Space.  They will be looking at the solar system and the movements of the Earth and Sun. 

Following this they will learn about plant reproduction and forces. Children will plan and carry out observations and experiments to work scientifically. They will ensure that they consider how to carry out a fair test and draw conclusions based on their findings.


In Computing lessons, the children will design and create a comic strip in which they can make their characters move. We will then move on to using Radio Editor to create advertisements.

Physical Education

In their lessons the children will continue to develop their games skills with premier sports. Year 5 will also be going swimming for the first half of the term.  P.E. kits should be kept in school at all times.

Themed Approach

As we have now finished our Mayans topic, our new topic will be Natural Disasters. We will focus on global warming, volcanoes, earthquakes, flooding, droughts, and other natural disasters.  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