Out Lady of Grace Catholic Junior School

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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 Mulholland and Miss Kiernan, who are the two class teachers. Mrs Navarro, Mrs Gallagher and Mr Yost 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 they are participating in.



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.

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

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

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.

5M: Every Friday. 5M will attend swimming lessons on Wednesdays and should wear their normal full school uniform.

5K: Every Monday and Friday.



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.


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 Mulholland and Miss Kiernan.

5M Interview with Pontius Pilate

Did 5M meet their criteria?

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Criteria. Shelters must:
- withstand a 1kg weight
- remain dry after 200ml of water poured on it
- 30 seconds blast from anelectric fan

Design and Technology Project


Dear Parent/Carer


Next half term Year 5 will be undertaking a Design & Technology project linked to their current 'Extreme Earth' topic. They will be designing and making a shelter which can withstand extreme weather.


Although we will provide some materials, we kindly ask that you resource materials that can be used for this project over half term. For example, wood, corrugated cardboard, tarp, tinfoil, bin bags, water resistant materials etc.


All resources need to be in school by Friday 25th February.


Thanks and regards

Miss Kiernan and Miss Mulholland

Thank you to Rocksteady Music for today's assembly.  We learnt about and heard (!), the instruments that make up a rock band.  We understood how an electric guitar can play in a rock style and the synthesizer can play some very unusual sounds! 

Rockin' Along

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The 'Eyes of the world' are on COP26

Show Racism the Red Card!

5K African Drumming

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5K African Drumming

5K Christmas Cards

5K's London Fire Brigade Talk

African Drumming

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Christmas has come early to 5M....

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Jingle bells, jingle bells!

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Year 5 London Fire Brigade Talk


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5K's Litany

A drop of rain won't stop us from doing PE...

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5K's Drama Performance

We are Coders

Our topic this term is called Sequence and Animation.  We are learning to write instructions to make objects move and hide in a particular order.  Additionally, by using timer events we can make very precise actions happen.  For example, in coding a space race we can make the instructions execute so that the aliens climb onboard before the countdown and the ships move off in the race after the countdown is complete.  It is quite tricky to figure out all the exact timings and year five showed super resilience to keep testing and editing code in order to gain the EXACT outcome!  Some apps are displayed below.  Click each image to see the app.



Watch out for colliding planets!


Mindfulness and PSHE


Maths Key Facts Sheet

Practice French here.  Click on the picture.