Out Lady of Grace Catholic Junior School

Update 27th March 2020: A special 'Rainbow Message' has been posted for our brilliant children under: Children - Video Resource Centre, have a look and enjoy! School is now closed until further notice. We are providing emergency childcare for children of key workers where absolutely no other provision is available to them. The school app and school website will continue to be used to communicate with families during this closure. Please stay safe and follow the government guidelines as tightly and carefully as you are able!

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Year 5

Dear Parents & Carers,


We hope you and your families are all well.  Please find below links to the Easter Holiday homework. The attached word document outlines the tasks. 


Have a lovely Easter.


Kind Regards,

Year 5 team

WC 30/03/2020 Week 2 Home Learning

Maths Knowledge Organiser

W/C 23.03.20 Week 1- Home Learning


Hello 5K and 5P,


We hope you are all well and keeping up your fantastic behaviour and manners whilst at home with your parents/carers. We know this is a  bewildering situation where you might feel a little confused due to the change in your routine but please be assured, that as your teachers, we are currently working on ways to allow us to keep in contact with you and ensure that you can carry on learning and making great progress; we are already so proud of your achievements!


We would ask you to check the website, and this particular page, every Monday as this is the day when we will we setting you your online learning opportunities.  At the moment, the online activities will have a focus on Maths, English and RE but it is very likely that other subjects will be added as time moves on.  We are working hard to ensure these activities will not only be of a great benefit to your education but will also be enjoyable and rewarding.    


MATHS: With regard to MyMaths, tasks will be set for you each Monday and we would like you to complete these by the Friday of that week. Remember to use the tutorials if you feel you need some extra guidance. The activities will be based on concepts that you have already studied and so they should be relatively easy to follow. Some tasks will challenge you; but we are sure that you are capable of meeting them. 


ENGLISH: With regard to English, please download the files below.  They will provide you with five short activities which will ensure that you practice your Literacy skills.  Make sure that you complete one every day just as we would have done in class. There are also reading activities to be completed. Please read the text carefully and the attached activity.


RE: As Wednesday 25th March 2020 marks the Feast of the Annunciation there are some activities for you to complete to celebrate Angel Gabriel announcing the coming of Baby Jesus to Mary. 


Please find the link to this activity at the bottom of the page. 


PE: Remember to follow @thebodycoach on Youtube and complete 'PE with Joe' everyone morning at 9am Monday- Friday!


Mindfulness and PSHE: We have also uploaded some useful links (including a Year 5 favourite, GoNoddle) to help look after your Mental WellBeing and get your brain active.


See you all soon,


Miss Kelly & Mrs Pomponi


Year 5 English activites for week beginning 23.03.20

Weekly activities for Maths 23.03.20

British Science Week 2020- Work Booklet

Wider Curriculum Activities and Videos


Mindfulness and PSHE



Our Lady of Grace Junior School

Love, Opportunity, Growth



Dear Parents & Carers,


We are here to support the children's learning at this difficult time.  Please find below links to home learning which have been discussed with the children. 


We hope to see you very soon

Year 5 team

Year 5 Home Learning, March 2020

Maths Key Facts Sheet

Practice French here.  Click on the picture.

Our Lady of Grace Junior School

Love, Opportunity, Growth



Dear Parents & Carers,

We would like to warmly welcome you to our Year 5 team. Our team includes Mrs Pomponi and Miss Kelly, who are the two class teachers. Mrs Gallagher, Mrs Navarro 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 increasingly challenging year and we are very optimistic about what is to come. It will be useful to have some information regarding routine, expectations and home learning to help the children to achieve their full potential.



Reading is a vital part of your child’s development and a fundamental skill that will unlock the key to success. In Year 5, expectations continue to be high and all children are required to read every day, for at least 20 minutes at home. It is imperative that children are reading fluently, with expression and can further develop their comprehension skills. Therefore, it is important to ask your child a variety questions about what they’re reading to confirm their understanding. After this, your child needs to complete a detailed reading record entry, every night, to reflect what they have read.


Key Facts

It is very important that children maintain a quick recall key mathematical facts on their key fact sheet given at the beginning of the academic year. All children in Year 5 are expected to recall multiplication facts (1-12) fluently and accurately. The same level of speed and accuracy is required when recalling the corresponding division facts. Please ensure these are practised regularly.

in order to carry out a range of calculations quickly and accurately.



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.

Maths homework:  this is set on Monday and is due on Wednesday. Maths homework consists of a online MyMaths activity and a worksheet based on the weekly Maths topic.

English homework: this is set on Wednesday and is due on Friday. English homework consists of a reading comprehension activity and a grammar, punctuation and spelling activity.

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


PE and Swimming

Please ensure your child has their PE kit, including trainers,  in school every day. Both classes have the opportunity to enhance their swimming ability through weekly lessons. A detailed letter will be sent prior to your child starting their lessons, with all the relevant information.

We look forward to a productive and successful year. Do not hesitate to contact us if you require any extra information about your child’s learning.


Mrs Pomponi and Miss Kelly


Learning from our last academic year is shown below.  Soon, your learning will feature here.


10th June 2019


The students in Year 5 this afternoon were lucky enough to have been paid a visit by St Gregory's Highschool today. They were taught a terrific science lesson by the Head of Science, Mr Knight. He taught them about craters on the moon and how they are created. The students then conducted an experiment where they were dropping marbles from varied distances and then measuring the diameter of the crater. The students then discussed theories, hypotheses, fair testing, independent, dependent and controlled variables and even how to evaluate their results.  The students were highly engaged and enjoyed discovering more about outer space!

Amazing Love - Easter Performance Songs

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Shackleton's Journey


In the first week of the new summer term, Year 5 completed their unit on 'Shackleton's Journey'.  Earlier, in the second part of the spring term, the children had explored and uncovered the mysteries of his epic adventure to the South Pole.  Although his expedition did not meet its objective to cross the whole of the Antarctic continent, he and his 26 crew members demonstrated courage, determination and an overwhelming desire to conquer one of the most treacherous parts of the world.  The pupils have created a stunning display. 




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Handel and Hendrix House

3rd and 4th of December 2018


During the Autumn term, Year 5 have been studying the Victorian Era, they have learnt about many famous and incredible literary authors and musicians. One of those musicians was George Frederick Handel, born in Germany 1683, he became one of England's greatest composers of the Victorian Era! Some of greatest pieces include 'Water Music' which was composed after King George I requested music to be played on the River Thames barges. In 1742 Handel composed the enormously successful ‘Messiah’. ‘Music For the Royal Fireworks’ was composed at the request of George II to celebrate the end of the War of The Austrian Succession in 1748. The students got to explore the artists home and what it would have looked like during the time he lived there. They also got to experience what types of clothing would have been worn during those times and compose their very own song! Here are some snapshots of the great day!




Numeracy 1 Year 5 completed trial and error patterns (5P).
Numeracy 2 Year 5 completed trial and error patterns (5N).

Victorian Day

14th of December 2018

Today the Year 5 students got a small taste of what life was like for children their age, going to school in the Victorian Era. They had to follow very specific rules, recite a poem on command and address their teachers as 'Madam'. If they answered incorrectly or spoke when they were not spoken to, they were forced to wear the dunces hat! Here are some of the photos of the day!


Que portes-tu?


Year 5 have written about what they wear when they play their favorite sports.  There is quite a challenge in describing things in French as unlike English there can be four spellings of each adjective.  Year 5 are grasping securely the concept of gender of nouns and number of nouns and are becoming conscious of carefully considering the correct adjective.  Amazingly, despite knowing rules to cope with adjectival agreement, there are some adjectives which do not follow a rule.  One or two children have used these - invariable - adjectives in their learning.  Well done year 5. Bon Effort!

French Opinion Minibooks

Les Jours de la Semaine


Year 5 are trying to use song to hook vocabulary into our long term memory.   We think it is working.  If you hear someone singing this song in your house this weekend, ask them to explain!

Les jours de la semaine - alain le lait (French days of the week)

Les jours de la semaine ©2011 alain le lait Lundi, mardi, mercredi Jeudi, vendredi Samedi, dimanche Il y a sept jours Dans la semaine Il y a sept jours