Class 5 2018 - 2019


Welcome to Class 5


Teacher: Mrs Grealis                                   


Our Learning


During Autumn Term, we will be looking at War Through Time. Over the first half term, the children will be focusing on World War II looking at the impact that war has on children. They will investigate the key facts surrounding WWII as well as the Blitz, what it was like to be an evacuee, the effects of air raids and use of gas masks, rationing and Digging for Victory. The children will also experience being evacuated to the countryside!

The Way, the Truth and the Life

Our Way, the Truth and the Life topic for this half term is Gifts from God, where the children will look at the story of Genesis and think about its meaning. They will know why God made us and that He called us to care for creation. The children will know and reflect on the story of the Fall and know about individuals, such as St. Francis, who inspire us to respect creation. They will know about people who look after the vulnerable members of society, such as St. Vincent de Paul.


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
Thursday 13th September Roald Dahl Day School
Monday 17th September Life Caravan School
Tuesday 18th September Safety Central Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, Lymm
Wednesday 19th September Library Visit Frodsham Library
Thursday 18th October Big Sing Catholic High School, Chester
tbc Evacuation Visit tbc



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 (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


Files to Download

Class 5 : News items

Our First Music Lesson!, by Mrs Grealis

Class 5 : Blog items

Girls Football 5 and 6, by Mr Taylor

Class 5 : Gallery items

Christmas Party Day!, by Mrs Grealis

Evacuation to Wales!, by Mrs Grealis

Safety Central, by Mrs Grealis

Class 5 : Events items

FoSL Meeting, by Miss Singer

Movie Night, by Miss Singer

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St. Luke's Catholic Primary School

The Willows, Frodsham

Cheshire WA6 7QP

Tel: 01244 981290