St Philip Howard                                     

 Academic Year 2017-2018

Class Teacher: Miss Garner

Classroom Assistant: Mrs Paul



Welcome back to the new term in Year 5. 

Click HERE to see what the children in Year 5 will be covering across the curriculum and learning about during the Spring Term.

Click HERE to see the Year 5 spelling lists and test dates. Please help your child to learn each week's spellings at home.


Preston Manor

Children in Need "Mad Hair" Day


As part of our forces Science topic we investigated if the material or size of the parachute increase of decrease the speed of the descent?


Watch and listen to our clapping and singing chant which we learnt as part of our music lesson.



Year 5 are really enjoying their basketball sessions with coach James. 


Roman Numerals

Can you complete these challenges?


 Year 5 are reading Street Child by Berlie Doherty.

This is based on the true story of an orphan who inspired Doctor Barnardo to set up his famous children's refuge.

Here are some of our freeze frames.


Curriculum Information - Autumn Term.


Homework will be given out on a Thursday, to be returned the following Tuesday. Those children who do not return the homework by Tuesday will have to complete it during their lunchtime. A homework club will be running during golden time on the Friday (the day after the homework is set) for children who choose to miss golden time in order to complete their homework then. 
PE will be on Mondays - Hockey and Thursdays - Basketball. 
Please make sure your child has their PE kit  in school at all times - black shorts, a green St Joseph's t-shirt and trainers or plimsolls.
Year 5 children will also be doing the "daily mile" on the other three days.

Please encourage your child to read every night and remember to record it in their reading record.


What a fantastic year 2016-2017 was!

Connect with the Countryside Day

Cardinal Newman Enrichment Day

Year 5 enjoyed the pirate themed science afternoon.


This week  in English we have been writing instructional texts for futuristic transportation.

Here is some of our work.


The children have been discussing the sounds they might hear in the rainforest. Then we made rainsticks to explore the recreation of these sounds. 

 Earth Matters

In our Earth Matters topic we have been learning about climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts  and how animals and plants are adapted

to suit their environment.

We made our own biomes in a bag.


We were lucky enough to have some student doctors come in to talk to the children. They bought lots of interesting tools in to help the children learn more about the human body. Take a look at the photos below.





Please click on the images to find out more information

about your child's topic.




Homework will be given out on a Thursday, to be returned the following Monday. Those children who do not return the homework by Tuesday will  be required to complete their homework during golden time. 






Click on the link below for a list of the spellings that your child is expected to know

Year 5 spellings





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