Out Lady of Grace Catholic Junior School

Newsletter 10 is now available for parents/carers to read. Tuesday 27th February 3.30-8pm Parent-Teacher Consultations.

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Year 5

Dear Parents, Carers and Year 5 children,


We would like to kindly welcome you to our Year 5 team. Our team includes Miss Meredith and Miss Isaacs, who are the two class teachers. Mrs Mahon and Mr K will assist in supporting the children in all areas of their learning while Mrs Kevane will continue to teach French, Music and Computing. Year 5 is an exciting and challenging year and we are very enthusiastic about the year ahead. It may be useful to have some information regarding routine, expectations and home learning.


We will be updating the website on a regular basis for you to see all the wonderful work the children are producing and exciting lessons in which they are participating. For now, you are still able to see some of the activities from last year, but don't worry we will be replacing them as we progress through the year. 



Reading is a very important part of your child’s development and is a key indicator of success later in life. In Year Five the expectations are very high and all children should be reading every day for at least 20 to 30 minutes at home. It is important that children develop their comprehension skills as well as their ability to decode words and read fluently. Therefore, it is important to ask your child questions about their reading to confirm their understanding of a text. Your child should be completing detailed entries in their reading record nightly to reflect what they have read and understood that day.


Key Facts

It is very important that children develop a quick recall of their key mathematical facts in order to carry out a range of calculations quickly and accurately. All children in Year 5 should be able to fluently recall their multiplication facts (1-12) and the related division facts with speed. Please ensure these are practised regularly. 



The children will be set homework three times a week and this is designed to support and develop their learning in school. It essential that all homework is completed to a high standard and is handed in on time. 


Spellings homework: this is set on Monday and is due on Friday. The children will be tested on their spellings on Friday morning. This is accessible on Teams.

English homework:  this is set on Monday and is due on Wednesday. English homework usually consists of a reading comprehension activity or SPaG activity.

Maths homework: this is set on Wednesday and is due on Friday. Maths homework consists of online MyMaths activities and at times there may be a supporting task.

Weekend homework: this is set on Friday and is due in on Monday. Weekend homework usually consists of a reading activity or a research task related to the children's Topic, Science, RE or wider learning.



To be ready for their PE lessons, children must wear their PE kit on the following day to school.
Children must not wear earrings on PE days. 

5M: Every Friday. 5M will attend swimming lessons on Wednesdays. Children may wear their PE kit. 

5I: Every Monday and Friday.


After School Clubs

The After School Clubs currently offered for year 5 are:

Monday - Choir

Tuesday - Football

Wednesday - Netball

Friday - Basketball

If children are attending an after school club which involves sports on a non-PE day they will need to bring trainers with them to school to change into. 

 All clubs run from 3.15 - 4.15


We hope that your child has a successful and enjoyable year in Year 5 and we look forward to working with you more closely.


Miss Meredith and Miss Isaacs.

Maths Key Facts Sheet

Mindfulness and PSHE


We are Designers

We are using a foundation of learning from our year 4 topic as a successful platform for our year 5 media work.  This term we are creating vector shapes.  We are learning efficient methods of copying, duplicating, resizing, rotating and grouping 2D shapes.  Additionally, we are developing our observational skills so that next we can combine all these skills to create our own vectors. 

Vectors on the theme of the Magic Flute

Year 5 are Linguists

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We have listened to a traditional tale in French and have used the vocabulary to inspire our own stories about a picnic.

Picnic Stories Part 2

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Practice French here.  Click on the picture.

Year 5 enjoying Christmas jumper day!

Year 5 have a super exciting time exploring ancient Egypt through VR!

Some of Year 5's odd socks for Anti-Bullying Week!

5I's assembly to celebrate Black History Month!

Year 5 have fun debating!

Year 5 enjoy creating some abstract art!

Royal Opera House Trip


In early October, Year 5 were lucky enough to visit the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. 


We attended a performance of l'Elisir d'Amore by Donizetti. The opera was sung in Italian with English surtitles.

The story follows country boy Nemorino trying to win the haughty Adina's heart. She refuses to give him the time of day, so he turns to Doctor Dulcamara's co-called 'elixir of love'. 


We loved hearing the arias we had heard with Mrs Kevane, and had fun identifying the different voices - Sopranos, Tenors, Baritones. 

Miss Meredith was particularly excited to see World-Famous Welshman Bryn Terfel as Doctor Dulcamara!



Thank you to the parents who made the trip possible.

Year 5 are poets! This Autumn, we enjoyed reading W. H Auden's poem 'Night mail' and decided to write our own modern poems about message travelling around the world. We loved performing these to our class.

Year 5 are learning about plant reproduction - here we are dissecting plants!

Year 5 creating Chinese-style Blossom Paintings


5M had a brilliant time preparing for our assembly on Safer Internet Day. 


We love our Online Safety lessons and were excited to share some of our knowledge with the whole school during our class assembly! Thank you to our parents and carers who came to watch. 


Here are some photos from the morning, and some behind the scenes photos of us posing for 'perfect' social media posts, and pretending to be asleep in class after a long night of playing video games. (We had lots of fun with these!)