Year 5

Update for Week beginning 15.07.19

Our penultimate week is over! As we start to reflect over the fantastic year we have had, we have enjoyed thinking back to the fantastic work, trips and specials events we have been a part of at St James’ Academy.

This week in maths, we have been analysing data from the tourism survey we conducted during our beach trip to see what it tells us about our coast line. We created bar charts to show our data.

In English we are approaching the final chapters of our class book, Kensuke’s Kingdom. We are so excited to find out if Michael can somehow find his way home!

Year 5 also had another specialist athletics session with Mr Burke, where they focussed on developing our sprinting, and finding out if we run faster being chased or chasing someone else down.

English, Maths and other curriculum information:

During our final week we will be having a varied timetable. We will be taking part in the end of year worship and our final Eucharist service. We will be having our final buddy time where we will be teaching our Reception buddies new games. We will also be learning about the Rituals of Islam and having PSHE lessons on hygiene. We will be including circle time to talk about the transition period that is upon us, allowing children to discuss how they are feeling and support each other through what can sometimes be a worrying time.

We will have our final specialist session with Mr Burke and finish off our class book, Kensuke’s Kingdom.

On Wednesday, we will be having our transition afternoon, where the children will get to meet their new teachers and see their new classrooms. We are all very excited about this!

General Information:

Outdoor PE will continue on Tuesday afternoons and we will be going to King’s Park together with Year 6. Indoor PE will be on a Wednesday with Mrs Finnigan.

Please ensure that suitable kit is in school so that children can all participate fully. As we are in the summer months, it would also be advisable to make sure your child comes to school with a water bottle, a sun cap and with sun cream already applied.

Our library slot is on a Monday afternoon and this will be a chance for the children to spend time in the library and also change their books if they choose to.


Children should complete any outstanding MyMaths activities linked to the following topics from last term:

  • Data handling
  • Plotting graphs
  • Four operations (multiply, divide, add and subtract)
  • Measure
  • Fractions
  • Shape
  • Angles
  • Money

Children also have log-ons for Times Table Rockstar. Please encourage your child to log-on and have a go – even to battle against their friends.

The homework project overview and new topic overview is on the website on the Year 5 web page and letters have also gone out to all children. Please ask a member of the team if you require an additional copy.

The children will have spellings to practise in their home school book. Please work through the Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 spellings if there are no specific spellings set for your child.

As always, thank you for your continued support.

Kind regards,

Miss Martin & Mr Holland

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