Year Five


Welcome to the Year 5 class page

The Great Science Share 15th June 2021

What a fantastic opportunity Year 5 have had to be able to ask Professor Brian Cox and a panel of experts a question about how we can help to stop climate change. It was great to hear the advice and we are definitely going to do our best to put into action what they suggested.

We had a fantastic day questioning and investigating all about the sea and land ice melting and how this is causing the sea levels to increase. We thought about the impact on animals and their habitats for the future and what will happen if we don’t all make a change for the better now.

What fabulous scientists we have been!

See out Twitter posts for more about what we got up to on the day of the Great Science Share @StPetersNewman and you can still watch the live streamed video where we asked Brian Cox our question using this link



Science Invention Competition

During British Science Week the children were set a competition to become an innovator and design an invention. They could design anything they wanted and it had to be presented as either a poster or a model. We had so many wonderfully creative ideas that we have filled a display board with all of the children’s designs. It was a really hard decision to choose winners but four inventions stood out the most. They are Noa – Year 3, Maryam – Year 5, Elisha – year 6 and Maymunah – Year 6. They have won an experiment kit prize to take home.

Well done Maryam!

Solar System Models

A huge well done to all pupils who brought in their Solar System models. We are so amazed at what incredible designs you have created! You have worked so hard to make them at home and they look fantastic on display in our classroom.


Summer 2021

Our guided reading text is now Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s stone. Please talk to your children about the story and what they have read so far. We are really enjoying it!


We will be learning all about Earth and Space in our Science and English this term. We get to know all about Tim Peake’s amazing journey to the International Space Station and what it must have felt like to have to train for so long and to live in space for 6 months.

We will be writing diary entries thinking about how Tim would have felt and newspaper reports that retell the amazing achievement of Tim being the first British astronaut to go to the ISS.

In Geography we will be finding out about America, both North and South America, how to use relative and absolute locations on maps to pinpoint exact locations. We will also discover what it is like to live in certain parts of America and compare it to life in the UK


What a very special day Year 5 have had taking part in Remembrance Day. We painted poppies using bottles and added them to the whole school display. We think it is a fantastic display to commemorate all those who have served for their country.


We have really enjoyed making Greek Pots at Hanley museum and getting the chance to bring them back to school and paint them. We think they have turned out so well – what do you think?


Our trip to Hanley Museum 23rd October 2020


Year 5 have had a great start to their learning! They have really enjoyed starting our Guided Reading text:

We have been using the text for our Big Writing which we complete on a Friday morning. Please make sure the Talk for Big Writing homework is completed and sent back into school ready for Friday.


We have also enjoyed writing some poetry in English for National Poetry Day all about animals dressing up in disguise. Children created some really funny and imaginative poems!


In maths we have been working hard on place value and using different resources to support our learning.


Children need to come into school wearing PE kits on Thursday.

Spellings are tested on Fridays and new spelling sent home the same day.

Homework is set on a Wednesday and is due back into school on Monday. Please be aware Maths homework is to be completed online at


Well done Year 5 for a brilliant start to the year! Keep up the great work we are so proud of you!





Please read this week’s parent letter by clicking on this link, it has important information in regarding this year’s awards Parent Pupil Letter

In class we will be following the same learning as you are at home. We are using the BBC Bitesize, Oak Academy lessons and White Rose Maths as I have set for you on the Home Learning Grid. Keep up the wonderful work you are doing!

Home Learning 13th – 17th July

To apply for Head Boy/Girl please see information on Home Learning Grid & use these forms:

Head Pupil Application

Head Pupils


The staff at St Margaret Ward have recorded a variety of lessons for Year 5 students to take part in. They would love you to have a go and then to email the St Peter’s homework email address with the work you have done to show them. Click on the links below to download the lessons.






Week beginning 6th July – 11th July

Dear children and parents,

We would love it if you could take part in this year’s Spirited Arts competition! Hundreds of schools from around the world will be taking part but we know we are the best!

Please open this word document to find out more about the competition and its themes. ->6th July Spirited Art competition

I look forward to seeing your great art work!

Miss Frodsham


Home Learning 6th – 10th July

Lesson 1 – Regular and irregular polygons

Lesson 2 – Reasoning about 3D shapes

Lesson 3 – Reflection

Lesson 4 – Translation

Spirited Arts and Poetry 2020 PPT



Home Learning 29th June – 3rd July

Good Shepherd Mass 2020 hymns

RE Worksheet

Lesson 1 – Measuring with a protractor (2)

Lesson 2 – Drawing lines and angles accurately

Lesson 3 – Calculating angles on a straight line

Lesson 4 – Calculating angles around a point


Home Learning 22nd – 26th June

Lesson 1 – Subtracting decimals with the same number of decimal places

Lesson 2 – Subtracting decimals with a different number of decimal places

Lesson 3 – Multiplying decimals by 10 100 and 1000

Lesson 4 – Dividing decimals by 10 100 and 1000

Please also complete this careers questionnaire this week, so we can find out a bit more about what you would like to do in the future. Once you have completed it please send it back to  We really need to get as many of them back as possible. It will only take a few minutes to complete. Thank you.

Careers questionnaire




St Peter’s Virtual Sports Day 2020 (12th – 19th June)

We have something really exciting for you all to take part in! St Peter’s first Virtual Sports Day! Mr Sigley has created a video which will explain what you need to do and below there is a letter which will explain how you achieve points for your house team! We really hope you all take part! Have fun! We look forward to seeing all your photos and videos.

Sports Day video

St Peter’s Virtual Sports Day 2020




Tutortastic have released a brilliant free resource all about Australia. It is aimed at KS2 children and we are putting it onto our class pages as we think you might really enjoy it. Pack your bags and get ready to fly…

KS2 Australia Homeschool

Your Weekly Home Learning Grid

Home Learning 15th – 19th June

Teams Setup for Children

Lesson 1 – Understand percentages 2019

Lesson 2 – Percentages as fractions and decimals 2019

Lesson 3 – Adding decimals with the same number of decimal places 2020

Lesson 4 – Adding decimals with a differen number of decimal places 2020

Example of a persuasive letter

Persuasive Letter Writing Plan

The Holy Trinity


Home Learning 8th – 12th June

Prayers to the Holy Spirit

Science worksheet



Home Learning 1st – 5th June

Maths Video links

Lesson 1 – Multiply unit and non-unit fractions by integers

Lesson 2 – Multiply mixed numbers by integers 2019

Lesson 3 – Fractions of an amount 2019

Lesson 4 – Fractions as operators 2019




Home Learning 18th – 22nd May

Geography Questions

Guiness World Records rockstars attempt

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme this year is kindness. Below is a powerpoint to remind you what Mental Health is and why looking after our Mental Health and the Mental Health of others is so important. There are also some activities that you can do at home to help spread more kindness.

Don’t forget to send in photographs or tweet all the lovely activities you are doing at home!

Talking-Mental-Health powerpoint for parents and children





Some of the Harry Potter books are being read by actors from the film. Click on the link to hear them.


Home Learning 11th May – 15th May

Wednesday 13th May Maths Questions

Thursday 14th May Maths Questions

Whole School Maths KS2

My Sigley has set you a PE challenge for this week – have a look at the files below:

Newman P.E Point Challenge

Train like…


This week we are celebrating the 75th anniversary of VE day. We would love you all to dress in red, white and blue on Friday to celebrate. Please send us photos of you dressed up and we will add them to a school collage.  We can’t wait to see your photos!

Home Learning 4th May – 8th May

Monday 4th May English Lesson

Memorial Acclamations

Relative clause worksheet

Union Jack Template



Home Learning 27th April – 1st May

Writing Assessment – Monday


English Lessons 28th April – 1st May

Shells Photo Pack


Home Learning 20th April – 24th April

Features of a Newspaper Report


Amazing Minecraft Construction Competition

Minecraft are running a fantastic competition where you can win some great prizes for designing a structure in a Minecraft World. It would be really fun for you to get involved with. Look at the information sheet below then register on their website. You could always email the school email address to show us some of your designs. Have fun!

Minecraft Competition


Whole School History Project – My Home is My Museum.

We would love you to take part in our exciting whole school History project. It will be fun and everything you need is in your own home! Don’t forget to e-mail us with your finished History project – we cannot wait to see them!

Whole school History project

Easter Home Learning Activities Week 2

Easter Home Learning Activities

Time Capsule

PE Home Learning Letter

Year Five PE Home Learning


Letter to Children, Parents and Carers 30th March

Home Learning 30th March – 3rd April


We have access to Yumu to help continue our musical journey. To access Yumu at home you need to login using your username and password.

Your child’s username is their first name and first letter of their surname followed by your class group (i.e. y5). Your password is music123. Once you have logged on you should change your password to your own private one. For example if your name is Fred Barker, your username would be fredby5. If you have any difficulties logging in please email

End of Y5 Expectations