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Welcome to Year 5 Beech Class


Dear parents/carers,  


Happy new year to you all - we hope you had a wonderful Christmas full of happiness.


This letter contains some important information about what will be happening this term. 

In Topic the theme for our work is the Anglo Saxons, our Science topic will be Space and in RE we will be learning about the Missions. Each week we will be having two PE lessons, indoor PE is on Wednesday and outdoor PE is on Thursday for Gaelic football (full PE kit must be in school on these days). Beech class will be celebrating mass on 15th January and will be delivering the Respect assembly on Tuesday 5th February.

As St Mary’s is a healthy school we ask the children that they bring water to school in a sealable bottle clearly labelled with their name. If children bring in a different drink they will be asked to put it in their locker to take home. We also encourage children to bring fruit in for their morning snack.

Children will have reading books throughout the year. Although there will be many opportunities to read in class and across the curriculum, children make much better progress when they practice the skills they learn in class at home. All children should read to an adult when possible and be reading independently every night, they should fill in their reading records and have it signed. In addition to this, the children will be encouraged to complete accelerated reader tests every time they complete a book. We have now signed up to the online maths resources, My Maths and Times Tables Rock Stars - work is set each week and to support your child's progress against year 5 objectives and to aid the learning and recall of maths facts.  

Learning log homework is expected in school every Friday, we expect at least one high quality piece of work each week (see prompts below) and spellings test will take place each Monday (children have a copy of the spellings for the term stuck into their reading record). 

If you have anything you wish to discuss with me, please do not hesitate in making an appointment to see me at the office. 

Thank you for your support,


Mr Kelly

Spring Term Learning Log Prompts


Character profile the main characters from Beowulf

Create comic strips to summarise the story

Character descriptions (invent a new enemy for Beowulf)


Converting fractions into simplest form

Ordering unlike fractions

Adding and subtracting unlike fractions

Fraction word problems


Saints profiles/stories,

Peace makers Prayers/Scenarios,

Bible story rewrites (from different point of views).

Study the planets of the solar system

Draw diagrams that shows how the Earth and Moon move in relation to the Sun

Create your own Solar System display, mobile etc… (look on Pintrest for ideas).

Anglo-Saxon information page/ profiles




Profile the Anglo-Saxon gods/festivals and compare to Christianity.

Making models of Anglo Saxon houses.

Anglo-Saxon crafts.


Own Interests: (Pursue your own ideas – hobbies etc…)



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