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Welcome to 5B

🌈Welcome to 5B🌻

   Teacher: Miss Byrne       TAs:  Mrs Burgess


On this site you will have the opportunity to come and be a part of the wonderful 5B!

You will find information, topic work, home learning ideas and links to websites that will help your child's learning.



Important information


P.E. is on a Monday - please come to school in your P.E. kit and ensure that it consists of: a white t-shirt, black shorts / jogging bottoms or leggings and black pumps or trainers.



Class Dojo is there to make it easy for parents and carers to contact teachers if they have any small queries or questions about learning or if they would like to send a quick message about their child. For all other questions or further support, the school office is there to support and are available via the school email or telephone number found on the website homepage. Teachers will also occasionally send messages on here to support parents with their children's learning or to arrange online work for children who are isolating.



Twitter is where you can find daily photos and updates about what is happening in Year 5. Have a look at our class Twitter feed to see all of the exciting things we are up to! @StLukesYear5B


Homework: spellings are handed out on a Friday in order to practise for a small test on the following Friday. Homework will be handed out on a Friday. Please ensure this is completed and returned to school by the following Wednesday.  There is also the opportunity to practise your learning on Mathletics, Reading Eggs, Purple Mash and Timestable Rockstars each week. Each half term there will be a homework project which will include a variety of activities to choose from based on current class topics. 


What are we learning?


Want to see what you will be learning in Year 5? Have a look at the curriculum maps below which show the curriculum content and topics for each half term. They include the key topics, vocabulary and knowledge for each subject. You can also find key texts studied.


If you would like to look at the curriculum in more detail, head over to our curriculum page on the website. Click here to go there now.

Summer 2 Homework:

Knowledge Organisers Summer 1


The Knowledge Organisers below are important tools for you to refer to throughout our topics for this half-term. They contain interesting facts and key vocabulary that we will be referring to in our lessons.


Topics this half term include:


  • History - Textile Mills
  • Science - Everyday Materials
  • R.E - Exploring the lives of significant women in the Bible
  • Music - Charanga singing
  • DT - Designing a rollercoaster
  • PE - Athletics
  • French - Le carnaval des Animaux i
  • Computing - Digital Literacy
  • PSHE - British Democracy 

Reading at St Luke's


At St Luke's we love reading! There is nothing better than curling up and getting cosy with a good book. Whatever you like to read, St Luke's will have something for you. We have a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books in our class library as well as the Accelerated Reader library. If you have a favourite author or genre, why not ask if we have a copy in school?


It is essential that you read at home daily. This can be on your own, with a friend or perhaps a family member. You should spend approximately 30 minutes a day reading to improve your skills and vocabulary. Remember to bring your reading book into school daily and ask someone at home to sign your reading record.


Below is a list of the top 100 books for year 5! Enjoy!

This term we will be reading.....

We have a reading programme in school called 'Accelerated Reader'. Books will be sent home throughout the week.
Your children will have the opportunity to quiz when they have finished a book. We would hope for the children to finish between 2-3 quizzes a week. It is important that you read with your child every night. We aim to change books three times a week: on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday.


If your child is finding a story easy, please ask them lots of comprehension questions to ensure they understand the book they are reading. Questions can include: 

·         Who are the characters?

·         What role does ______ have in the story?

·         Where is the story set?

·         What happens at the beginning?

·         What happens in the middle?

·         What happens at the end of the story?

·         Can you tell me your favourite part of the story?

·         Did you like or dislike the story?

·         Can you find my a word beginning with _____?




Let's become fantastic spellers! Please have a look at the document below, which shows you the spelling expectations for Key Stage Two. These words should be being used correctly in your writing!

What shall I do if I have a worry?


If you are feeling upset or worried about something there are plenty of people you can talk in school that can help you. You could write a worry in our class worry box, or speak to one of the Year 5 staff members who are always there to help you. However, if you feel you would like to speak to someone else, all members of staff around school are happy to help. You can always talk to one of the teachers on the poster below: