Class 5 2019 - 2020


Welcome to Class 5


Teacher: Mrs Grealis                                   


Our Learning


During Spring Term, we will be looking at Journeys and how they can impact on our lives. Over the term, the children will be focusing on the continent of North America. They will locate and identify the countries of North America, exploring the various time zones and how they compare with the rest of the world. They will also investigate and compare climates in North America, understanding the equator and lines of longitude and latitude, before exploring the geographical features of North America. In our Art lessons, the children will study the work of North American artist. Ansel Adams and they will create a traditional North American dish in Food Technology.

The Way, the Truth and the Life

Our Way, the Truth and the Life topic for this half term is Inspirational People, where the children will reflect on what it means to be an inspirational person. They will know what it means to be a follower of Jesus and know the story of St. Josephine Bakhita who showed great love for others. The children will research different saints and their lives and they will know how Jesus described a true disciple, reflecting on the life of Fr. Damien who showed great love for those rejected by society.


The children will bring a list of new spellings home each Friday to practice for the following Thursday. There are many different strategies that the children could use to help them remember their spellings and a list of these can be downloaded below. Test books will be brought home each Thursday afternoon so that results and progress can be shared with parents/carers. These books should be returned to school on a Friday morning.

Times Tables

Mixed multiplication tests will also take place each Thursday. In addition to this, we will continue to use Times Tables Rockstars, an online multipication resource that the children can access at home. 


Maths and English homework will be set each Thursday and should be completed by Monday morning. My Maths may be set for homework, or it can be used to support home learning (School username: stlukes6    School password: tangent161). Daily reading is a key priority in primary school and I ask that the children read for at least 10 minutes each evening to develop their fluency and comprehension skills. A list of recommended texts can be downloaded below. We encourage the children to read a variety of genres, including newspapers for children eg. First News. The children may also access the online comprehension resource Read Theory .


We are extremely lucky this year to have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument with Wider Opportunities. Our music lesson takes place on a Thursday morning, therefore cellos, violins and music folders must be in school on this day. 


As well as taking part in the Daily Mile each afternoon, our main P.E. lesson will continue to take place on a Thursday afternoon. Full P.E. kits, which are clearly labelled, must be in school on this day. 


Important Dates

Date Visit Venue
Tuesday 15th January Palm Oil Workshop with Chester Zoo School
Thursday 24th January Sportshall Activities Frodsham Leisure Centre
Friday 25th January PDS Workshop School Hall
Monday 4th January Forces Workshop School
Wednesday 6th February Maths Lesson St. Nicholas' Catholic High School, Northwich



It is important that any worries or concerns that you have are brought to my attention straight away. An email can be sent via for the attention of myself or a telephone call can be made to school (emails of a more sensitive nature may be sent to ). Alternatively, I am available at the end of most afternoons for a brief chat; if a longer conversation is required, an appointment can be made at the school office for a mutually convenient time.


Mrs M. Grealis


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The Willows, Frodsham

Cheshire WA6 7QP

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