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St. James' CE Primary School

Welcome to Year 5

5 Japan, 5 China and 5 India welcome you to the Year 5 web page. Please click the link on the right to view the Year 5 Twitter page, as teachers will be frequently uploading pictures. 

A secondary school  information meeting was held on Tuesday 17th April for Year 5 parents and carers. At the bottom of the page are the full notes of the meeting which include useful links as well some pointers to think about when choosing a school for your child.



Summer Term
Our topic is Spies and we will be reading Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz.

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Please note Summer 1 Spellings have been uploaded at the bottom of this page and children have also been provided with hard copy.

Easter optional homework project

These are suggested books for home studying should you want your child to practise at home. They are very useful for developing test skills. 

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Maths games

Please find below the links to some Maths games. It would be great for children to have a go at some of these at home.

Spring 2

Our topic is Ancient Greece and we will be reading The Adventures of Odysseus. 

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Spring 1

Our topic is Heroes and Heroines and we will be reading 'Shackleton's Journey' by William Grill. 

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Autumn 2

Our topic is 'War and Homecoming' and we will be reading 'Pax' by Sarah Pennypacker. In Foundation lessons we will be learning about World War 2.

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Autumn 2 Spellings

These are attached at the bottom of the page and have been given out as hard copies. Please continue to practise these with your children and address any misconceptions over meaning of words.

Autumn 1

Our topic is 'Nature and Adventure' and we will be reading 'A Boy and a Bear in a Boat' by Dave Shelton.

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Spellings have been sent home for the whole half term, please keep this safe and continue to practise spellings daily. 

Please continue to use the Home School reading journals when you read with your child every evening. If you need a new one, please let the class teacher know.

Homework will be sent home  every Friday. This will be due in on the following Wednesday to be marked.


All of Year 5 will have P.E on a Wednesday afternoon. Please ensure your child brings their kit in.

Autumn 1 Spellings

The spellings for this half term can be found at the bottom of this page. Please continue to practise with your child regularly. They will be tested every Friday.


On Thursday 12 October, all Year 5 pupils will be visiting the Horniman Museum for the Robot Zoo exhibition. We will also have the opportunity to look at the aquarium there. Please let your class teacher know if parents would like to accompany us on this trip.

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