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Adults working in Year 5 are Mrs Jones, Mrs Foran and Mrs Ferns


St John Fisher's annual pre-Christmas book fair will be arriving on Thursday 19th November for a week. 

You will receive a letter in the next few days via Parentmail explaining all.

Click on the Book fair link for a list of the books coming this week Thursday 19th November   


                                         If there is an absence from school due to Coronavirus i.e. an outbreak, a local lockdown, waiting for a test result etc

click above to go to the Blended Learning page. 

                                              After clicking on the link, make sure that you scroll down and click on 'Year 5', which will take you to the Oak National Academy. Please follow these lessons. 

                                                                  For all other lessons, please see the timetable below as it states exactly what we will be covering this week (w/b  23rd November) 


Week beginning Monday 23rd November 2020 - see below  


Literacy  -  please look at the lessons on Oak National Academy - Year 5 schedule for maths and english this week 

In Literacy lessons this week we are looking at pronoun relative clauses and direct and indirect speech.

We are going to write a narrative about a vegetable as part of our Sow, grow and farm topic. Please have a go at creating your own narrative based on a vegetable of your choice. Include expanded noun phrases, speech, pronoun relative clauses with a who, which, that etc. A beginning, middle and end with a dilemma and solution. Please email it to me at year5@stjohnfisher-wigston.leics.sch.uk, I would love to read them. 

MNP - Chapter 4 Word Problems last lesson - Chapter review 

MNP - Chapter 5 Graphs page 193-231


 RE - LF1 'Wating in hope' Advent - see the powerpoint below 

Homework 20th November 2020 - Please log onto Times Tables Rockstars  for your sessions this week  

Week beginning Monday 9th November 2020

Click on the document above for this weeks RE topic and the two tasks to be completed 

Topic quiz - Allotment 

Science quiz - Living things and their habitats 

Science knowledge organiser 'Living things and their habitats'

Lesson overview 

Science lesson - Metamorphosis - Wednesday 11th November 2020 

Clue cards 

Life cycle sheets - in order of challenge, to copy and complete 

Please follow the power-point and using the clue cards complete the life cycles of the four animals 



We are very lucky to have some talented ‘Timetables Rockstars’ here at SJF. Well done to Year 5 who completed the Times Table Rockstars challenge over the summer to best Year 6. Great effort!!! Let's continue this during the rest of the year.

Please make sure that children are practicing times tables regularly as they are essential for all aspects be tested weekly.


Reading at school
Children will be taking part in :
Guided Reading
Individual reading and small group discussion
High quality texts
Shared Reading
Literacy, whole class text
Independent reading
supported by class teacher, students and TAs.

Reading at home with your child Top tips – before, during and after reading: Remember, try to create a inviting environment around reading. The following ideas might be helpful in understanding what we do in school and the skills involved in reading, but the most important thing is to develop an enjoyment of reading. We can teach reading skills in school. We want your support in encouraging independent reading and in engaging in your child’s reading. • Try to build this into your daily routine. • Have a quiet, comfortable space your child (and you) can read in. • Read with your child and read in front of your child.

Please write in home school link book or on a post-it note any specific difficulties you have reading with your child.


In Year 5 you will need: 

  • To bring your Reading Record everyday for in class reading and for book changeover day on a Wednesday. Please make sure your reading record has been signed by an adult. 
  • P.E. days will be on a Tuesday and Wednesday. Please come to school in your PE kit. We will be participating in PE outdoors whenever possible, so please make sure you have warm suitable clothing - jogging trousers, hoody, waterproof jacket, trainers.  
  • Spelling Log (make sure you have practised any words you have logged and understand what they mean).


Homework will be given out on a Friday every week and will need to be returned by the following Wednesday. 

Each week children will be given Maths, Spellings and sometimes a reading comprehension task 

Pupils will sometimes be set Education City work to be completed alongside their homework. Please let a staff member know if you have any problems accessing this. 

Reading and times tables should be practiced regularly.