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Year 5 - St James CofE Primary School, Wardle : St James CofE Primary  School, Wardle

Welcome to our Year 5 Class Page! 


This year in Year 5 Mrs Kerr will be your teacher. 

We are also supported by our class's teaching assistant - Mrs Boyer. 


We use Class Dojo as a reward system in class alongside rewards. There is a facility on here for you to contact the class teacher via private message if you have any questions or concerns about anything.

                              Our topic for the Spring Term is Rainforests.

We are visiting Robinwood residential on Monday 22nd January for 3 days.

Also we will have a class based WOW day finding all about Rainforests on Monday 26th February 



Our curriculum topics for Spring term are:

Geography - Rainforests of South America

                                                                                                                 Science: Earth and Space

Living things and their habitats

Design and technology: Pop-up books

Art: Drawing - I need space.

Computing - Databases and Game Creator 

P.E: Tag Rugby and Dance     

     R.E: Islam - What does it mean for Muslims to follow Allah (God)?

Salvation - What did Jesus do to save Human beings?

Music: Social Question: How Does Music Improve Our World? 

PSHE: Keeping safe

Rights and Responsibilities 

Other important information:

PE days: Monday & Wednesday

Please could you ensure that your child has their trainers as well as their full indoor and outdoor kit every week (as the weather is so unpredictable and we are now entering the cold, winter months!)


Rewards: We have a range of rewards for Year 5 this year.

Dojos: Children can earn dojo's and every fortnight or when they have saved up enough they can spend their dojo's at the dojo shop.

Raffle tickets : daily children can earn a raffle ticket for following rules, being kind, helpful etc. Between 1-3 people will be picked from the raffle to earn a daily prize.

Spin the Wheel: One child will receive a spin of the wheel at the end of each week. (Children can earn 5 minutes extra play for the whole class, a treat for themselves and a friend or individual prizes)  

 Half termly: As a class children earn pom poms in a jar (one pom pom = one minute). Each half term as a class they choose a reward e.g. hot chocolate and extra play for the minutes they have earned working together as a class.


Maths: Times Table Rock Stars /Maths consolidation of the work completed in the week

Spellings: Weekly spelling linked to Spelling Shed games. 

Reading: Reading/Library book please try to listen to your child read 3 times a week and comment in their reading records. Thank you


More information about our Spring Topics








 Our Geography topic is based on rainforests with a focus on the Amazon in South America.

During our WOW day in school we will look at the Amazon rainforest layers, how the land is used, what animals inhabit this special place and much more.

Through our science topics this term we will explore Earth and Space. How we have day and night, All about time zones. How to remember the planets in our Solar System.

We learn through living things and their habitats about life processes of plants and animals. What makes an animal or a plant. How plants reproduce in different ways. 

In Art we will use drawing to consider the prompt 'I need space' to explore the purpose and effect of imagery. To understand how popular culture can influence art and design.

In computing year five will use a programme called purple mash to complete databases and game creation. 

In DT we will use various mechanical levers and sliders to make a pop-up book to share with KS1 children. 

In outdoor PE we are exploring Tag Rugby with coaches from Elite. Our indoor PE is Dance, creating a dance using movements and dynamics with a partner.  

In RE, we are learning about Islam and how what they believe allows them to feel closer to Allah.  

In Spring 2 we begin to question what did Jesus do to save human beings?