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 Dear Parents and Carers,


 We are hope you are all keeping safe and well during this difficult period. 


 Hopefully, you have all received your child's home learning pack with a wide range of tasks for them to complete independently at home. 


Please do not hesitate to set your children tasks that you think will help their learning. These may include life skills such as changing the tyre on a bike, planting a seed or learning how to make a healthy, tasty snack. 


 As well as this, we have assembled a variety of materials that can be accessed online to support learning. These materials can be accessed via the following three links: 








Finally, please encourage students to access their MyMaths accounts and complete the Maths work that has been set. 


With very best wishes, 


Mr Simmscool


Welcome to Year 5S



Welcome to Year 5


Dear parents/carers,  


Happy 2020!  It does not seem like one term has already gone and we only have two left in year 5. We are looking forward to those two terms being very successful and to your children continuing to make good progress.  Spring term promises to be a very busy, but exciting, term.


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

In Topic the theme for our work is North America and the Mayans, our Science topic will be Earth and Space and in RE we willing learning about our community and the Eucharist.  Each week we will be having two PE lessons, outdoor PE (gaelic football) is on Thursday and indoor PE (gymnastics) is on Tuesday for 5S  (full PE kit must be in school on these days but we suggest leaving PE kits in lockers until half term).

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. 

Learning log homework is expected in school every Thursday, we expect at least one high quality piece of work each week (see prompts on  the front page of the learning log) and spellings test will take place each Thursday.  Arithmetic tests will be sent home which we ask that the children correct and return to school on a Thursday.  My Maths homework will be set regularly.

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 Simms


Dates for your diary:


24th January pm : growth mindset celebration of work

22nd and 23rd January - bikeability

12th February : safer internet day

12th February : 5S assembly

24th February: fair trade fortnight

6th March: world book day

12th March : poetry cafe




Your child has their own login for education city where they can access a variety of games and resources to practice their skills across all areas of the curriculum.




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