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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

Spring 2020


  Home Learning 

NHS and Key Workers Window Sticker – Wraptor Signs

Hello Year 5. I hope you and your families are all safe and well. 


Over the coming weeks as school remains closed, please find below your home learning activities and information about how to complete them. 



Letters explaining aspects of home learning:

SeeSaw letter- Please ensure you have downloaded the Class App to allow you to add work to our class journal 

Reading Plus letter 

Year 5 objectives

This newsletter outlines the objectives for each subject area, which Year 5 cover in the Summer Term. 

Summer 2020


Rainbow Clip Art, ROY G BIV


Weekly Planning 

Each week I will provide you with a new weekly task sheet to guide you through our Year 5 objectives for the Summer Term. Please work through the activities outlined on each task sheet and upload at least three examples of your work onto Seesaw each week. 

Thank you to all of the children who have already sent me some fabulous examples of their work and activities completed so far. It has been great to see the wide range of activities you have taken part in with your families over the last few weeks.  I'm really looking forward to seeing lots more examples of your hard work over the coming weeks.


Weekly Maths tasks

Every week your main maths activities will be based on the Focus scheme you are familiar with using in school.  The first slide for each objective is a pretest to determine your level of confidence and then the next three slides work through the objective with progressively more challenging tasks. Please refer to the activities on the slides below: 

Maths Powerpoint slides Summer 1 

Maths slides in PDF format Summer 1


Maths Powerpoint slides Summer 2

Maths slides in PDF format Summer 2


Weekly tasks 


Week commencing 1st June 2020

Welcome back Year 5! A new half term has begun! I hope you all had a lovely week and enjoyed some sunshine and a good rest.  Please feel free to tell me anything interesting that happened in the holidays and once again I’m really looking forward to seeing what you all produce this week. 

Weekly tasks 01.06.20

PSHE activity 01.06.20


Resources (01.06.20)

Air Hotel 3000 advertisement task 


Spelling aide- memoire 


Pentecost prayer table ideas


Science end of unit challenge cards 

Science end of unit quiz 


Week commencing 8th June 2020

Another fabulous week- well done!  Once again you produced a wide variety of creative and detailed work, thank you. 


Weekly tasks 08.06.20

PSHE activity 1 08.06.20

PSHE activity 2 08.06.20


Resources (08.05.20)

The Garden of Life writing task


Spelling word search

Spelling complete the passage


The transforming power of the Holy Spirit poem


The process of reproduction in plants 

Label the flower

Sort the flowers 


The process of mummification (Powerpoint)

How to make a mummy

The witness (canopic jars)


Week commencing 15th June 2020

Another extremely productive week- well done!  Once again you produced a wide variety of creative and detailed work, thank you for your hard work.  Keep it up!!! 


Weekly tasks 15.06.20

PSHE activity 15.06.20


Resources (15.06.20)

The Invisible man 

Book review 


Spelling slideshow

Spelling word search

Spelling mnemonics 


Life cycles of mammals slide show

Life cycle of a kangaroo

Life cycle of a platypus 

Life cycle of a rabbit


Tutankhamun slide show 

Evidence sources 

Design your own Egyptian death mask 


Week commencing 22nd June 2020

Another extremely busy week.  Congratulations again on being the winning class in our school in the diocese TT Rockstars competition.  


Weekly tasks 22.06.20

PSHE activity 22.06.20

How much does it cost? 


Resources (22.06.20)

My life in lock down poem planning ideas


Verbs with the prefix de- and re- Powerpoint slides

Word search

Mr Whoops’ juggling muddle


Grammar and punctuation task


Jane Goodall slideshow

Fact or fiction

Asking for help


Hieroglyphs slideshow 

The Rosetta Stone

Count like an Egyptian


Plan your National School Sports Week 

Record your National School Sports Week 


Week commencing 29th June 2020

Another very successful week- well done. Congratulations on winning the TT Rockstars 'battle' against year 6 and for all of your successful lock down poetry competition entries.  


weekly tasks 29.06.20

PSHE activities 29.06.20

Shark template

Loan shark article 


Resources (29.06.20)


Sun City


Egyptian gods reading comprehension


Spellings slideshow

Word search

Crack the code 


Grammar and punctuation task


Science slideshow- metamorphosis

Life cycles 

Clue cards 


Egyptian gods slideshow

Top Trumps cards

Ancient Egypt's Got Talent 


French- animal names word mat

French- pets word mat 

Match and Say

As-tu un animal? (Have you got a pet?)  



Week commencing 6th July 2020

Thank you for your hard work again this week. Keep up the hard work- we are nearly at the end of

term !!


Weekly tasks 06.07.20

PSHE activities 06.07.20

PSHE activity sheet- designing 

Slogan sheet


Resources (06.07.20)

Converting measurements 





Reading comprehension- metamorphosis 

Reading comprehension- life cycle of a penguin 


Spellings slide show

Word search

Crack the Code


Grammar and Punctuation task 


St Paul is the greatest of the Apostles activity

St Peter and Paul comparison 


Life Cycle research

Designing a habitat


Researching life in modern Egypt

Images of modern and ancient Egypt 


French- plural animals 

French- sentence building 


Virtual school sports day 



Week commencing 13th July 2020

Thank you for your hard work again this week. This is the final week of the school year.  Keep up the hard work- just one week to go!!


Weekly tasks 13.07.20

PSHE activities 13.07.20

PSHE diamond nine task 


Resources (13.07.20)

 Arithmetic paper 


The end of technology writing task 


Reading comprehension- Help!

Reading comprehension- UFO sightings 


Spelling slide show 

Word search 

 Word mat 


Grammar and punctuation task 


Science end of unit quiz sheet 


Ancient Egypt quiz slideshow 



















































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'.