Welcome to St Martha!

I am very excited to be working in Year 5 this year.

This term St Martha will be learning how to write a story about friendship and betrayal based around an exciting text called Fox.  In maths, we will be developing knowledge and skills in relation to number and place value.

Our humanities topic is Ancient Egypt and we will be learning about what life was like in Ancient Egypt.  In art and DT, we will be constructing death masks using a variety of design and technology skills and we will also explore Ancient Egyptian artwork and recreating it.

Year 5 will go swimming later in the term as well as learning other skills including cognitive skills.  In ICT the children will learn how to become game developers and in French they will learn terminology for birthdays, days of the week and numbers.

Islam is the topic for RE this term and children will focus on the beliefs and practices of Islam.  The term’s Science topic is ‘Classifying Critters’ and we will explore kingdoms of animals including fungi and microbes.


All children are expected to read regularly every week to an adult; each time they read, they will receive raffle tickets.  When they have read 5 times, they will receive raffle tickets and a merit, which will count towards their house.  Other prizes for reading will be given in class throughout the year.

Home/School Planner

Could you please ensure that your child brings their home/school planner in to school every day. Please feel free to write any comments in it.

Every Friday your child will bring their planner home which will have been signed by their teacher. This should be countersigned by the parent/carer and returned to school again on Monday morning.

Class Rules:

  • Always be polite and friendly
  • Look after school equipment
  • Keep all six legs on the floor
  • Push my chair in and keep the classroom tidy
  • Ask to leave the classroom
  • Not throw anything
  • Always put my hand up
  • Always hand homework in on time
  • Not talk when an adult is talking
  • Always listen carefully

Suggested books for help at home:

These books cover the new national curriculum content and will help build towards the new assessment arrangements for 2016.

  • English – 978-0008112752
  • Spelling, punctuation and grammar – 978-1844198269
  • Maths – 978-0008112769

Scratch Animation Lesson Plan:

Scratch Race Car Game Programming Lesson Plans:

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