Leigh Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School

‘Live And Learn With Jesus’

Windermere Road, Leigh, Lancashire WN7 1UX


01942 674226

Welcome to Class 9 - Year 5

Class Teacher -  Mrs Rothwell

The teaching assistants based on top floor are - Mrs Davies, Mrs Rigby, Mrs Smith, Miss Hilton, Mrs Dickin and  Miss Halliwell.

Information for Parents

Homework is an integral part of your child’s education and is included in the planning of each subject. It is therefore very important that your child attempts all set homework and hands it in on time. In a normal week homework is set as follows:

Monday - spellings will be sent home to learn ready for a test on Friday. 

Friday - Maths and English home-work will be set and needs to be completed and handed in on Monday. 

We encourage the children to read every night. We would like them to choose their own reading material, ensuring that they read a range non-fiction and fiction texts throughout the year. They will have the opportunity to visit the school library once per week, when they can browse, take out and return or renew books. It is important that your child records their home reading in their planner. Planners will be checked every Thursday therefore it is essential that these are kept up to date

May I also take this opportunity to remind you that a PE kit in a named bag, consisting of shorts, t-shirt and pumps should remain in school during term time. Trainers etc for outdoor PE should be brought in to school on Thursday so that we can take outdoor lessons if the weather permits

Swimming lessons will take place every Monday. We would like to ask for a contribution of £3 per week to cover the cost.

Many thanks,

Mrs R Rothwell


Our Class Timetable

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Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School

Curriculum Statement for Autumn Term

Year 5



At text level, the children will continue to explore and write a range of fiction genres including traditional tales, myths and legends.

They will read and write a variety of short stories and extracts, exploring characters, plots and themes. They will use dialogue in their own stories to develop character or advance action.

In grammar lessons, children will further develop their knowledge and understanding of word classes; identify and write expanded noun phrases and use commas to clarify meaning. They will continue to develop their use of a range of sentence types when writing.

Spellings will be taught following Babcock No Nonsense Spelling Scheme. This will include exploration of spelling rules and short burst spelling tasks throughout the week. In addition, the children will have a weekly spelling test. Spellings will be sent home to learn on Monday and they will be tested on them on Friday.

English homework will be set every Friday and will be related to the work covered in class throughout the week.



The children will be taught to read, write, order and compare numbers to one million. They will learn to count on and back in powers of ten and round numbers to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10,000 and 100,000.

The children will be taught formal and mental methods of solving calculations involving the four rules of number (+ - x ÷). They will be given the opportunity to apply these skills through problem solving and reasoning tasks. They will be taught how to identify and write equivalent and improper fractions. They will learn to order and compare fractions whose denominators are multiples of the same numbers. They will also multiply fractions by whole numbers using objects or pictures. Pupils will also investigate and convert different forms of metric measurement.

To help your child in Maths please ensure that they practise their times tables and complete all homework on time. Homework will be set every Friday.


Religious Education

The topics studied this term are: Ourselves, Life Choices and Hope, following the ‘Come and See’ scheme of work.

The children will also continue to learn about other faiths and religions.



During the first term the children will be learning about materials. The children will plan and carry out observations and experiments to investigate: the properties of materials; changes to solids, liquids and gases and separating materials. They will ensure that they consider how to carry out a fair test and draw conclusions based on their findings.


Physical Education

In their lessons the children will continue to develop their games skills and will explore, improvise and combine movement ideas fluently and effectively in dance lessons. PE kits should be kept in school at all times.



In Computing lesson the children will learn about how to keep safe when using the internet. Following this the children will use ‘Comic Life’ to design and make their own comic strip. They will import pictures and text onto a set template and will design their own layouts and backgrounds.



Themed Approach

The topic for this term is World War II. Key skills from all the foundation subjects will be covered. They will be finding out about the Battle of Britain; allies and axis; The Blitz and everyday life during the war years.

I have also organised a trip to Stockport Air raid Shelters, where the children will handle artefacts and visit the public shelters used during WWII.



These lessons will continue to be delivered by a qualified French teacher.



Home-work Task

Well done to the children that designed and made a game/activity to help them to learn about prime numbers. They were set this as a home-work task and I am thrilled with the work that the children have done.

We enjoyed playing the games that we made
We enjoyed playing the games that we made