Year 5 2019 - 2020

Mrs Whiteside

Mrs Button

Welcome to Year 5


Mrs Whiteside, Mrs Button and Mrs Rice!


29.06.20 (Summer 2 Week 5)

Hello Everyone!

I hope that you are all keeping well and have managed to enjoy some fresh air despite the wild, windy and wet weather we have had over the last few days. Hopefully, this autumnal spell will be replaced with some of the lovely warm weather we have had recently.

The new, updated home learning planning is below (entitled Summer 2 Week 5). This week's topic is 'Around the World'. As always, there are lots of exciting and interesting activities for you to have a go at. I hope you enjoy finding out about different places.

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!

In the last few weeks we have been investigating our final geography topic of the year - 'Why is Fair Trade Fair?' This week's geography learning is detailed on the Summer 2 Week 5 document below. The resources are still all there and you will need to refer to these each week. The planning will tell you which ones to look at. This is our last week on our geography topic.

This week there is new RE planning entitled 'Universal Church' and this is the final RE planning of this school year. Begin with 'Explore' and move on to 'Reveal' over the coming weeks.

On Tuesday it is the feast of Saints Peter and Paul. The Archdiocese have provided the following resources:

  • Reflection for the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul (also available as an audio download).
  • Readings for the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul.
  • ‘Forty Days and Forty Nights’ - a compilation of eighty ecumenical prayers and reflections.
  • Growing Old Grace-fully.
  • Activity/reminisce ideas from the Alzheimer’s Society, Wigan.

They can be downloaded from this link or follow this link and click 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.

Don't forget if you have any photos or work that you have done, please send them to the class email address and I will put them on our webpage. It would be great if everyone had a piece of work on there before the end of term. I really love seeing all the fabulous work you have done and I know that it inspires your friends to do their work too. 

If you're looking for more work to do, please have a look at the other links at the end of the planner. 

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.

We miss you all terribly and hope it won't be too long before we can get together again.

Stay safe and keep smiling! 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.

Finally, (apologies to all non Liverpool fans) I can't leave this week without mentioning the football. Look away if you are not a Liverpool fan! There was great excitement in the Whiteside household as we waited to see if Chelsea could beat Manchester City and so make Liverpool League Champions. At last, the final whistle went and our 30 years of waiting to win the league were over at last. With a 23 point lead and only 7 games left to play, Liverpool are now able to bring this coveted trophy back to Anfield. Come on the Reds! 

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

Paris Travel Leaflet by Liam, by Mrs Whiteside

World Temperatures by Jack G, 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: