Class 16 Year 5 2019 - 2020

Mrs Messenger

Class 16 

Welcome to Year 5!! We hope that you had a wonderful summer. Whether you went away or had a staycation, we are really looking forward to hearing all about your adventures that you have had.

We will spend the first few weeks getting to know each other and learning our Year 5 routine.

This half term will begin by celebrating our local area and conclude by celebrating all things scientific by looking at the life cycles of living things!



Our theme this half term will be writing balanced arguments. We will be linking our English work to our local study work. We will be thinking about Crewe and our school grounds. We will also consider the HS2 railway and whether it should be built or not.

We will focus on writing grammatically correct sentences in the style of a balanced argument, which uses a range of connectives to link opposing ideas together.


Our focus on grammar and punctuation will include the use of:

  • Possessive apostrophes
  • Commas to avoid ambiguity
  • Cohesion across paragraphs
  • Relative clauses


During our first term we will have a strong focus on place value. The children will be able to read, write, order, compare and determine the value of each digit in numbers up to 1,000,000. We will also begin to look at Roman Numerals. As the term progresses, we will focus on mental addition and subtraction as well as more formal methods. Throughout the term, the children will continue to learn their times tables as well as enhance arithmetic methods.



Our topic for this half term is Creation. The children will learn that people have asked questions about Creation for a long time and learn about the Creation story in the Bible. They will also learn about the story of The Fall and think how it helps us to understand suffering in the world. The children will discover that God calls us to care for Creation and we must be aware of our responsibilities. We will find out about God’s great helpers and reflect on what we can learn from them. Finally, we will become aware of God’s great gifts given to us. Here, we will look further at our own gifts and how we can use these.  

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Our focus is our local area. Our topic is called ‘The Only Way is Cheshire.’ We will begin by learning about our local area both geographically and historically. The children will learn how to read maps and also follow routes on a map. They will look at the Fire of Nantwich and how Crewe has changed during the last 100 years. We will be exploring the works of Lowry and recreating some of his famous paintings. We will finally celebrate our topic with a visit from Snugburys and designing some of our own ice cream flavours and straw sculptures.


Any further information on what we will be learning in Class 16 over the next half term, calendar dates and other useful information can be found on the curriculum map attached to the bottom of this page. 


We really look forward to a fun filled first term with you all!


Mrs Messenger

Files to Download

Class 16 Year 5: News items

School Lunches KS2, by Miss Eamens

Contact the School

St Mary's Catholic Primary School

Danebank Avenue

Main Contact: Mrs L Lee, School Business Manager

Tel: 01270 685174