Class 5 2017 - 2018


Welcome to Class 5


Teacher: Mrs Grealis                                   

We have an exciting year ahead of us in which we will be working hard and playing hard!


Our Learning


During Spring Term, our creative topic will be South America, where we will be exploring the different countries and geographical features of this continent. Whilst discovering about the Amazon Rainforest, we will be visiting Chester Zoo to take part in a workshop about the rainforest. More detail about our topic can be found on our Half Termly Planner.

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 learn about what it means to be an inspirational person, research saints and hear stories about Saint Josephine Bakhita and Father Damien.


The children will bring a list of new spellings home each Friday to practice for the following Friday. 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 Friday so that results and progress can be shared with parents/carers. These books should be returned to school on a Monday morning.

Times Tables

Mixed multiplication tests will also take place each Friday.To support the children in learning their times tables for rapid recall, the children will have the opportunity to take part in our weekly '100 club' where the children will focus on answering 100 single multiplication questions in 5 minutes. This may sound challenging, however the improved results each week have shown the impact of this strategy. In addition to this, we have recently signed up to 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. 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.


We are extremely lucky this year to have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument with Wider Opportunities. Our music lesson will take place on a Thursday morning, therefore cellos, violins and music folders must be in school on this day. Hopefully, we will be able to join other schools in CWAC to play at Bridgewater Hall in Manchester later in the year. Such a fabulous experience for us to look forward to!


As well as taking part in the Daily Mile each afternoon, our main P.E. lesson will take place on a Thursday afternoon. Full P.E. kits, which are clearly labelled, must be in school on this day. Our weekly swimming lessons will take place later in the academic year.

Important Dates

Thursday 18th January 2018 Class 5's Class Mass (9.30am in school hall)

Friday 16th February 2018 Visit to Chester Zoo (all day)



Although we have Parents Evening later in the Spring Term, it is important that any worries or concerns that you have are brought to my attention straight away. An email can be sent via or a telephone call can be made to school. 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.


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Girls Football, by Mr Taylor

Basketball Club, by Mr Taylor

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Science Week Assembly, by Mrs Grealis

Spring Music Concert, by Mrs Grealis

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St. Luke's Catholic Primary School, The Willows, Frodsham, Cheshire WA6 7QP

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