Welcome to Year 5! Your class teacher is Miss Ames and the class is supported by Miss Shing. 

Online learning will be posted daily on Google Classroom. Your child can access this via a laptop/computer, mobile phone, iPad, tablet and play station. If your child has forgotten their login details, please email me at year5@st-annes-pri.manchester.sch.uk and I will email back login details.

Alternatively, if you would like a learning pack for your child then please let me know and I will have them ready for collection. Stay safe everyone.


Please find below an overview of our learning for Spring 1:

Maths– Multiplication and division and fractions;

English – Writing newspaper reports and play scripts for a chat show based on our class novel “When the Mountains Roared” by Jess Butterworth;

Guided Reading – Summarising skills exploring Hidden Figures, the story of four black women and the space race by Margot Lee Shetterly; the use of language, structure and presentation in shape poetry studying Apes to Zebras A-Z shape poems; and retrieval from non-fiction studying Women In Art by Rachel Ignotofsky;

Geography: Magnificent Mountains with a focus on the cross curricula link to the Himalayas;

Computing: Scratch programming;

PE: Gymnastics;

Science: Earth and Space with a focus on Women and Space;

RE: The Catholic Mission.


PE lessons will be every Wednesday and Friday; please come to school dressed in your PE kits. Homework is given out on a Thursday and does not need to be returned to school. Additional home learning sites are listed below to consolidate prior learning in school. The children are using Morning Challenge as they filter into school each day. This is a task that focuses on quick maths, self-editing, improving geographical knowledge and boosting vocabulary. If your child is not attending school, the morning challenge can be accessed at home and will be updated weekly on here. Google Classroom has weekly homework and home learning provided.


Spellings w/c 4th January 2020 

Suffix spelling words ate and ise –

1.) accommodate

2.) appreciate

3.) communicate

4.) desperate

5.) exaggerate

6.) immediate

7.) criticise

8.) recognise

9.) advertise

10.) compromise


Class text this half term: 


In PE, we’re focusing on jumps in gymnastics so feel free to have a practice beforehand!

Art week – 14th December:

Y5’s gorgeous graffiti working inspired by Nomad Clan’s moving murals in Manchester City Centre 🥰

Dragon reports and clay eyes!

We were lucky enough to have a visit from City in the Community and had a zoom call with Manchester City’s very own women’s football star, Jill Scott! The children got to ask her lots of questions and even found out how she’s spending her Christmas! Great fun followed by some awesome football games 👍⚽️🌟

We also had a zoom call from The Virtual Theatre from Manchester Library this morning. The children listened to The Cherry Coloured Coat performance and completed activity packs 👍


We have been looking at the art work on Stanley Chow and have had a go at creating some artwork inspired by his. Take a look at some of the wonderful work: 


The children did a sponsored circuit in PE, taking inspiration from Joe Wickes! The link to their video is here if you’d like to watch at home! It has to be copied and pasted I’m afraid! https://youtu.be/4YbR-zZ44mI  



Place value to 4 digit

1, 10, 100 and 1000 less

Year 5 maths – rounding to nearest 10, 100 and 1000 

Multiplying by 10 and 100

Verbs and tenses – English work  

Fronted adverbials – English

Writing book reviews and sharing good books

Writing instructions