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St Edmund's Catholic Primary School and Nursery

St Edmund's Catholic Primary School and Nursery

Parish, Family, School

Year 5


Welcome to Year 5!  This stage marks the start of upper KS2.  Here you can find home learning and other important information including what we will be learning throughout the year.  Please visit us regularly to follow our learning journey.  At the beginning of the year, we prepared a transition document to help you to find out more about Year 5 - please click here to view this. 

Year 5 has two classes - The teacher in 5M is Miss Mone and the teacher in 5R is Mr Rose.  

Please make us aware of any concerns you may have regarding your child’s homework, behaviour or learning.   How to contact your child’s teacher:

  • Write a note in your child’s home/school journal. Please remind your child to show the note to their teacher 
  • Email:

If you are having to self-isolate at home, please click here to visit our dedicated home learning page to access resources to keep you busy.  After two days of isolation, work will be posted for you on Google Classroom. 


The Curriculum - What will my child do in Year 5? 

Please click here to find out more about the curriculum in Year 5. 

Important information

Year 5 have PE on a Tuesday and Thursday. 
At present, children should come to school wearing their PE kit on those days.   They should have a spare pair of shoes to wear on a Tuesday if their trainers get wet or muddy.

If your child has a book from the reading scheme, this will be changed on a Tuesday and needs to be returned on a Friday.   Free readers should change their books as and when they finish them. Please ensure your child has their diary in school every day so that staff can monitor the frequency of their reading and sign it as appropriate.  Click here to view a suggested reading list for children in Year 5. 

Reading and Spelling - It is important that your child reads every day for a minimum of 20 minutes – they must note this in their diaries and have it signed by you.  

Your child will also be set a short reading comprehension homework to complete each week.

Each week your child will have a new set of spellings to learn following a pattern – these will be tested each Monday.  Please click here to view a range of spelling activity ideas to help your child learn. In addition to the set spellings, please ensure your child revises the year 5 and 6 high frequency words which can be found at the back of your child’s diary or alternatively click here to find the list

Maths  - Your child will be given a CGP workbook for their maths homework and will be set activities each week in line with our in-class learning.  Each activity is divided into 3 sets. They may choose to do one, two or all three sets each week.  20 minutes a night of maths homework is recommended which can also include revising multiplication facts or any other areas of difficulty. Guidance on the year 5 calculation methods can be found in your child’s diary or here.