Year 5 2019 - 2020

Mrs Whiteside

Mrs Button

Welcome to Year 5


Mrs Whiteside, Mrs Button and Mrs Rice!


13.07.20 (Summer 2 Week 7)

Hello Everyone!

WOW! Here we are entering the last week of the summer term, the last week of 'home learning' and the last week of Class 5.sad We want to thank all parents for their support and understanding this year. The biggest thank you, however goes to the children. Although our year was cut short, we had such great fun and it is a year none of us will forget. Continue to be the amazing people you are, keep smiling and bringing sunshine to the world around you. We will miss you!

Thank you to everyone who has emailed work in to me. It is lovely to receive it and great for your friends to see what you've been doing too. If you haven't tried it already, maybe you'd like to send some work in this week. It would be lovely if everyone had something on the website before the end of the school year. Remember it can be photos, pictures or work that you have completed and are proud of. You can send it to:

The new, updated home learning planning is below (entitled Summer 2 Week 7). This week's topic is 'Space'. As always, there are lots of exciting and interesting activities for you to have a go at. I hope you enjoy all the opportunities this topic brings and that you remember some of the things we already did in class.

Please continue to log on to Purple Mash and Active Learn for your reading each day and answer the questions. Remember that all reading is brilliant in whatever way you access it as it gives you lots of ideas for your own writing. If you click this link you can read the new J K Rowling book - The Ickabog. A new chapter is released each day. If you haven't started reading it yet, you can catch up with all the chapters that have been released so far. Sefton has also started the summer reading challenge. Our school has won this for quite a few years in a row. Let's make sure that COVID 19 doesn't interrupt our winning streak! Join the reading challenge here. if you haven't already done so.

This week we have a daily Purple Mash maths challenge. Try to complete it everyday and if you have IDL continue with that too. It is very important to keep up with practicing these skills ready for when we return to school, whenever that will be!

This week there is new RE planning entitled 'Universal Church' and this is the final RE planning of this school year. You should be almost at the end of  'Reveal' now.

The Archdiocese have sent some links to the following new resources which include:

  • Reflections to sustain and encourage in uncertain times – hope.

All can be accessed/downloaded at or through by clicking on ‘Prayer and Other Resources’.

The music links are still available too, should you wish to use them and you are still learning the saxophone or flute although Mrs Binns does require ALL instruments to be returned before the end of the term please. 

If you're looking for more work to do, please have a look at the other links at the end of the planner. The BBC Bitesize website has loads of exciting things for you to do. There are also lots of space related links at the end of the planning document.

For the last few years BBC Radio 2 has run a writing competition. You might like to read the winning stories here. There are some fabulous, innovative and creative ideas here that might inspire you to write a short 500 word story of your own.

Stay safe and keep smiling! Only five more days before the summer break so keep up all the hard work that you are doing. We are really proud of you, the work that you have completed so far and the way you have been able to adapt to a new way of living and learning.

Lots of love and best wishes from Mrs Whiteside, Mrs Button and Mrs Rice.


Class Five Responsibilities

Class Five will receive spellings on a Friday allowing them to practice for their spelling test on the following Friday.The back of the spelling sheet now includes a place for children to look up and write down the meaning of each word. The completed spelling sheet must be returned to school on Friday mornings.

Children are encouraged to be prepared for each day of school life. P.E. is on a Wednesday and a Thursday. On P.E.days children should come to school wearing their P.E. kit with joggers or shorts , a sweatshirt and trainers.


Purple Mash

St. Jerome's has access to a brilliant online software package called Purple Mash. The children's user names and passwords remain the same and this can still be accessed from home.

To log in simply click on this link:

Enter your details and you should be taken straight to the home page. Here the children can access all the content which covers the entire curriculum. The children are encouraged to use whatever activities they wish and save their work which on approval could be placed on our Class Five Display Board.

The software will be used for homework at different times throughout the year.


Maths web links

Here are a number of links which will be extremely useful for your child concerning Maths. Including websites that we currently use for homework throughout the year.

Topic Web Links

Here are some external website links that are full of information on the topic we are studying at the moment.

Easter Links

Music Links

Files to Download

Year 5: News items

Music Links, by Mrs Binns

Language Stars 13.03.20, by Mrs Binns

Year 5: Blog items

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Year 5: Gallery items

Book Review by Adam, by Mrs Whiteside

My Sound Story by Hollie, by Mrs Whiteside

Year 5: Calendar items

Inset Day, by Mrs Lyonette

Contact the School

St Jerome's Primary School

Greenloons Drive
L37 2LX

Main Contact: Kath Lyonette

Tel: 01704 833211

SEN Contact: Kathryn Buckley

SEN Email: