Welcome to the Year 5 page.

Your teacher is Mrs Murray and your teaching assistant is Miss Pilling.

I hope you have all had a lovely Easter and enjoyed lots of chocolate. This term, we have lots of exciting things planned. Our trip to Chester Zoo is on Wednesday 27th April. Please ensure you return all permission slips and payments as soon as possible. Any problems please let us know. 


Homework is set on Seesaw on a Monday and is to be completed in your orange home/school books and uploaded onto Seesaw to be checked by Friday. If your child requires papercopies please let me know and these can be provided.

Reading Books

Reading books are given out each Wednesday and are to be returned the following Monday. Children are to complete their book and pick two reading tasks to complete. Please return your reading for pleasure book once you complete it so you can choose a new one.


Spellings will be set on Seesaw on a Wednesday. These will be chosen by the class during their lesson. Spelling tests will take place on a Monday and the results will be uploaded onto Seesaw each week.

P.E. Days April

This term, P.E days are on a Thursday and Friday. Please come to school in your school P.E kit on these days. Remember to bring your water bottles. This term, we will be swimming. Please ensure your child brings with them a towel, suitable swim wear and swimming hat. Please be aware that we will be arriving back to school slightly later on our swimming day. Please check the app for confirmation of our arrival time back to school.




Please look at the photographs below to see some of the things we have been doing this term.

Paul Delaney

We really enjoyed welcoming Paul into our school last week. We learnt all about how he became a poet and wrote some of our own. 

Crucial Crew 2022

Children took part in Crucial Crew this year. They learnt all about how they can keep themselves safe in lots of different senarios. 


Children learnt to draw from observation and changed these images into their very own prints. They went onto to look at the work of Hunderwasser and created their own interpretations.

The Victorians

This term, we have been learning about the Victorian Era. As part of this topic, we have looked at the influence the Industrial Revolution had on St Helens and how that changed the way we live now.

Peter Harvey talk

The class has enjoyed learning about WW1 and how St Helens was affected during the War. A huge thank you to Mr Harvey for coming in and sharing your knowledge with the children. 

Knowsley Safari Park

Food Glorious Food

Knowsley Safari Park visited us to present a lesson dedicated to exploring what constitutes a balanced diet whilst exploring the questions; “What is good for me?”
and “What is good for the planet?”. The children looked into how our diets not only affect our health and wellbeing but also have an impact on the world around us.

The class really enjoyed the interactive session.


From field to fork!


We learnt about where our food comes from and the process it goes through to get to our tables. We designed and created our own bolognese sauces in small groups, creating our recipes, shopping lists and cooking our sauce. It tasted lovely!

WW1 Remembrance Webinar

Today, we took part in a webinar to learn about how WW1 started. This was a great introduction to our new History topic. We ended the session with our 2 minute silence to remember all the soldiers past and present that have fought in wars. 


We have been learning how to play along with the song ‘Living on a Prayer.’ We have been playing together as an ensemble using flutes and glockenspiels. 

The Write Stuff

Today, we worked with our partners to create our own plans ready for our independent poetry write tomorrow.

Art skills

We created our own collage out of sweet and crisp packets. We then sketched what we could see, coloured it, enlarged it and used colour mixing to create our final pieces.



Year 5 - Look what topics we will be covering this year.
St. John Vianney Catholic Primary School, Elton Head Road, Sutton Heath, St. Helens, WA9 5BT
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