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Welcome to Emmaus Class - Year 5 


Teachers:               Miss Ray

                                   Mrs Rafferty (Friday)

French:                    Mrs Hudson

PE:                             Mrs Burnell (Wednesday) 

Music:                       Mrs O’Sullivan (Wednesday) 

TAs:                           Mrs Stepney (Wed and Fri)  Mrs D’Arcy  (Mon and Tue)

                                   Mrs Irvine (Mon to Fri)  Mrs Munson (Wed pm)

                                   Mrs Shaieb  (Mon to Thursday)

Our topics:




Anglo Saxons

Invaders and Settlers


Earth and Space

Earth and Space


Fabulous Forces

Road Trip USA

RE topics using Come and See



Life Choices



Memorial Sacrifice






All our topics are cross curricular.


Autumn Term Topic:

This term our topic is Anglo Saxons.  We will be learning about:

The invasions of the Anglo-Saxons in the 5th Century, where the invading troops came from and where in Britain they managed to settle and investigate how life in Britain changed as a result.

Our main English text will be Beowulf linked to this topic.


What should your child bring to school each day?

  • Reading book
  • Reading record book
  • Lunch
  • Small pencil case
  • Named water bottle


Homework                                      Set on Fridays, Hand in on Thursdays


Try to read every day, and at least 3 times a week to an adult.  Use the questions on your reading bookmark to help you talk about the book. 

Record your reading in your reading record book.

Reading record books will be checked on a Monday.


We will learn spelling rules and patterns in class.  You will have a list of up to 10 words that follow the pattern or rule to learn each week using a variety of activities plus two homophones.

Weekly test on a Friday


The expectation is that children know their times tables to 12 x 12 by the end of year 4.

If your child has Rock Star Status on TT Rock Stars they will have a written maths task.

If your child is not secure with their tables TT Rock Stars will be their maths homework.

Their TT Rock Star login will be stuck into their Reading Records and Homework Books. 

You will find additional resources here:




Mondays and Wednesdays

Please wear PE kit to school on these days.




The children will be exposed to a range of quality fiction, non-fiction and poetry texts in class.  They need to read as often and as widely as possible at home. 

Recommended reading lists for year 5:




Class Saint

Our class saint is St Vincent de Paul We will learn about his life and how we can be like him.


Parents’ Evenings

There will be parents’ evenings in the Autumn and Spring terms.  In the Summer term, parents will receive a written report.


House Points

The children can collect house points for effort, work and behaviour.  Each half term, the house with the most house points will have a non-uniform day.



On your child’s birthday, we ask that they do not bring sweets for their friends, but if they would like to donate a book to the class for the book corner instead, then it would be greatly appreciated.  They can also come to school in their own clothes on their birthday, or on the nearest school day if their birthday falls at the weekend.



Many thanks for your support

Miss Ray and Mrs Rafferty