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St Francis Catholic Primary School, Morley

Together in truth and faith we learn and grow as God's family.

Highcliffe Road, Leeds,
West Yorkshire LS27 9LX

0113 323 0554

Welcome to Year 5

Information about our class

In year 5 we make learning fun using as many different ways as possible to include all children and find the most effective way for them to learn. This ensures that all children achieve their full potential.

Our teacher is Miss Grayston and our teaching assistants are Mrs Scruton and Mrs Middleton.

A typical day in Year 5 consists of English and Maths in the morning and other subjects from the curriculum in the afternoon, including reading comprehension, RE, PE, Science and Topic work. 

We enjoy taking part in a Worship every day, including a whole school worship on a Monday. Through listening to messages from the Gospels, we learn and grow in our Catholic faith. Each week two children plan, prepare and lead our class worship.

'The Way, the Truth, the Life' provides the focus for our RE learning, which is enhanced by creative whole school themed weeks such as 'Where is God?'

Homework is given out on Friday and returned on Friday.

Spellings are given out on Thursday and tested the following Monday.

Reading books are changed every Friday.


Autumn 2019


Class Worship
We enjoy coming together for our class worship, where we read passages from the gospels and pray to God. We take turns to plan, prepare and lead our class worships. 








Ancient Roman Experience Day

We were visited by the Roman Legionary Atticus, who taught us about his home life, food and drink and fashion of his era.  We studied a range of objects and artefacts to further explore life as Roman soldiers and civilians.  We then  built our own Roman Siege weapons (Onegars). Finally, we  ended the day taking part in a battle drill, where we demonstrated our excellent skills of co-ordination and team work!

Art Week

Together we learnt about the importance of weaving in the history of Morley's development and also how the Romans used weaving to create their clothing.  We applied the skills we learnt about the warp and weft to create our own pencil pots.  We even tried weaving using a wooden loom. Our parents enjoyed visiting the art gallery to see our work on display.

No Pens Wednesday

During our RE work we worked in teams to gather ideas and debate about the best ways to look after the Earth as God's stewards.  Each group elected a spokesperson, who presented a summary of the ideas of their group to the judging panel.  We demonstrated excellent team work and communication skills.

Looking for Callum

We were visited by The Leeds Theatre in Education Company, who performed,  'Looking for Callum',  which addresses some serious issues which affect children and young people. The play and the workshops allowed us to engage with a range of issues on a level according to our own experiences and knowledge, and to explore those issues confidentially together.  The children were all engaged throughout and took part in a mature and sensible manner.

Under 11 Boys Football Tournament

The boys enjoyed playing together and were proud to represent our school.

Knife Crime Safety

We were visited by the local police, who gave us lots of useful advice about the laws regarding knife crime and how to keep ourselves safe in a range of situations.


Speed Awareness Training

We were visited by members of Leeds City Council who accompanied us into Morley and the local area to show us how to measure the speed at which vehicles are travelling and the different ways in which drivers become distracted.  We also took part in an assembly to learn about ways to keep safe as pedestrians and the health benefits of walking and cycling to school.

Woodkirk PE coach

This half term we have worked on our 'Outdoor and Adventurous' PE skills.  This has mainly involved lots of team work and communication activities, to show us the most constructive ways of becoming an effective team member.  We have also learnt how to read maps and use compass points to follow directions.  

Remembrance Service  

We led the whole school in an act of remembrance. Through a range of songs, letters and poems we emphasised the importance of taking time in our busy lives to remember the events of the two World Wars and the current wars. 

The Big Sing  

We attended 'The Big Sing-Liturgy Thing' at Mount Saint Mary's High School, along with many other Catholic primary schools across Leeds.  Throughout the day we enjoyed learning a range of songs with dances and actions, to contribute to an end of day liturgy with the theme 'Take up your cross'.