Year 5

Welcome to Year 5 Summer 2

A Letter From Miss Murphy
Hello my fantastic class,
                                     Can I start off by letting you know how much I miss seeing your smiling faces everyday and look forward to the day that we are reunited. I have spoken to most of you over the phone and I am glad to know that you and your families are happy and healthy. It seems very strange all of this distancing but it is for the greater good. I haven't been able to see my Lilly (the dog) for what seems like forever which is hard but I know it's for the greater good. Have you guys not seen someone for a while? It helps to think about how much fun it will be when you finally get to see the people you are missing and give them a huge hug.
I got a sketch book and dusted off my pencils to start sketching again something I haven't done for years which has been fun. You will all be happy to know I have organised my desk at home and it is actually tidy... can you believe it! I've also been doing online live workouts and really like the Rio and Kate Ferdinand one (even though he played for Man United but lets forget about that). I feel like keeping ft and doing my daily excercise keeps my body healthy when the gyms aren't open. I can't believe there isn't any football on at the moment but have been keeping up to date with LFC online, the team still meet up over video chat and sing Happy Birthday in multiple languages to their team mates which I found cool.
What have you guys been up to?
I've also been coming into schooI, I must say that it's not the same without you all. When this is all over, and it will be, I will be so happy to see you all again. Just remember that I am thinking of you and miss you.
See you again soon,
Miss Murphy
UPDATE: Home Working
WB: 27.04.2020
WB: 18.05.20 - Classroom Secrets Booklet
WB:25.05.20 Half Term
WB: 01.06.20- Classroom Secrets Booklet (Week 6)
WB: 08.06.20- Classroom Secrets Booklet (Week 7)
WB: 15.06.20- Classroom Secrets Booklet (Week 8)
WB: 22.06.20- Classroom Secrets Booklet (Week 9)
WB: 29.06.20- Classroom Secrets Booklet (Week 10)
WB: 06.07.20- Classroom Secrets Booklet (Week 11)
As children are due to be completing school work at home I have put together some daily activities that the children should be doing which I can still access and monitor the progress of. These essential parts of home working are the following;
  • At least 20 mins per day on TT rockstars
  • At least 20 mins per day on Bug Club
  • Practising addition and subtraction number bonds on Hit The Button
The reason for these being daily activities is so that the children continue to have fluency in both maths and reading so that upon returning to school the children are able to perfect these basic skills and give them the best chance in their schoolwork for the future.
I will also be updating the website every Friday afternoon with the work for the following week. This means the worksheets are online and can be accessed from home on any electronic device that connects to the internet. For any children that have been completing the work I am always happy to provide extra work, just contact the school office and leave a message.
Submit any work that your children are proud of to our school twitter @cathcart_street

Key Information

  • PE is on a Tuesday
  • Reading book and log must be handed in EVERY day
  • Reading Logs checked on a Monday 
  • Homework due in on Wednesdays
  • Spelling tests are on Fridays

 Additional Learning at Home:

 Bug Club

Children are able to access reading materials catered to their specific reading level on Bug Club. They have their own individual log in and can choose a book from here to read at home as well as their home reader.

Times Table Rockstars

Children should be accessing TT Rockstars at least once a week as timetables are a fundamental skill throughout life and play a big part of our maths lessons. Again, children have their own log ins to access at home.

Hit the Button

Children can use hit the button to improve their fluency in core maths skills such as addition and subtraction. It comes in the form of a game so is a great way to learn and have fun at the same time.


  • Homework will be given out on a Friday. This will include English and Maths homework.
  • Homework must be handed in on a Wednesday.


  • Spellings will be given out on a Fridays.
  • Spellings must be learnt and handed in on a Friday.
  • Spellings will be tested on a Friday.


  • Children must bring their reading book and log into school EVERY day.
  • All children have a target of reading to an adult at home 4 times per week.
  • Reading logs will be checked on a Monday and dojos will be given to all children who have met their target.
  • Please ensure any vocabulary is noted that the children may not be sure of so we can evaluate in school

Creative Curriculum

During this half term, our topic will be 'Titanic'. Look out for your project! And if you would like to do some extra learning, follow the hyperlinks below...



  • Miss Murphy

    Year 5 Class Teacher

  • Miss Bell

    Year 5 Class Teaching Assistant