St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

With God in Our Hearts We Love and Learn.

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Class F

Fabulous Flamingos!

Your Teacher

Hello Fabulous Flamingos! My name is Miss Makinson and I am the class teacher in Year 5. I am so excited to be teaching you this year with the support of our teaching assistant Miss Moore.


Learning in Year 5 

In English we will improve our writing skills by exploring a range of new and exciting texts. We will focus on using a variety of sentence structures and punctuation and we will learn how to adapt our writing to suit the purpose and audience. Through our grammar, spelling and guided reading lessons, we will continue to develop our spelling, reading and comprehension skills.

In mathematics we will develop our understanding of place value in numbers to 1 000 000. We will learn to use written methods confidently to calculate with larger numbers and will apply this knowledge to a range of multi-step problems. We will also develop our understanding of fractions, decimals and percentages.

Our learning in RE is based on the curriculum ‘Learning and Growing as the People of God’.

In Science we will study: Living things and their habitats, Animals, Properties and changes of materials, Earth and space and Forces.

All other subjects will be taught through our exciting topics: 'Myths and Legends', 'Terrible Tudors' and 'Earth, Space and Beyond' . 


Important days


P.E. lessons take place every Friday. Please make sure you have your full P.E. kit (navy/black shorts, white t-shirt and pumps) and any other clothing suitable for the sport you are doing (e.g. outdoor trainers, shin pads) in school. All items should be clearly labelled.



Swimming lessons take place every Tuesday. Don’t forget your swimming kit!



Praise assemblies take place on Friday morning. Keep working hard in class for your chance to win Star Learner, Star Person, a Friendship or Presentation award or even a golden raffle prize!



Spellings are sent home every Friday to be learned by Friday of the following week

Timetables tests take place every Friday.

Please spend a few minutes each night learning and practising your spellings and timetables.

Learning at home

It's really important that you keep reading your book at home every night.

You can access online reading books by clicking on the link below:

Oxford Owl - Library

Remember you should also be making use of Education City ( and Times Table Rockstars (