St. Thomas More

Catholic Voluntary Academy

Newstead Road, Leicester Leicestershire LE2 3TA

0116 2706365 | @STMleicester

Miss Pereira

Welcome to Year 5 Class Page

Welcome to the Pentecost Term! 

Our final term - what a year!

We will continue to have fun learning and make lots of incredible memories in Year 5.

Below are the topic areas we are covering this term up until the summer.

Notices :

  • Below our class page, you will find grammar and mathematics links that can be used as additional support when completing homework.
  • Homework will be set online. You will be updated on Class Dojo each week.


A disaster leading to the most incredible adventure. With its action-based storyline, Rundell's thought-provoking adventure narrative has captured our attention.

Our sentence stacking lessons have consisted of exploring Rundell's exceptional use of language to grab the reader's attention, creating an action-packed adventure story. 

The children are currently writing their own adventure narrative short story, based on Rundell's plot point structures. I cannot wait to read their final versions.

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“I heard the wind above me in the sails. I remember thinking, this is silly, you haven’t got your safety harness on, you haven’t got your lifejacket on. You shouldn’t be doing this . . . I was in the cold of the sea before I could even open my mouth to scream.”

Washed up on an island in the Pacific, Michael struggles to survive on his own. With no food and no water, he curls up to die. When he wakes, there is a plate beside him of fish, of fruit, and a bowl of fresh water.  He is not alone…

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The Egyptians

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Homework tasks will be set on a weekly basis on Friday, and they will need to have it completed by the following Wednesday. 

Tasks will need to be completed on the sites listed below:



Spelling tests will take place every Friday. The list of spellings for the term is outlined below. 

I have also attached the 'Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check' sheet under the spelling list to help you practise the words.

Home learning for children who are self-isolating

Curriculum Map for Year 5 2020-21

Suggested daily timetable


Practise your reading comprehension skills using Read Theory.


We are learning to write a narrative short story. Please click here to be directed to Oak Academy English.

Complete one lesson each day.


We are learning about Multiplication and Division Please click here to be directed to Oak Academy Maths.

Complete one lesson each day.

Afternoon activities:


Please click the subjects below to be directed to Oak Academy. 

Year 5/6 statutory spellings

Please revise 10 of these spellings each week.

On Thursday 17th December, we went back in time as we celebrated Victorian Day in school.  We sampled school life, parlour games, a Victorian tea party and some outdoor games, plus dressed up for the occasion!

Have a look below for photos and videos!


The Highwayman Poem by Year 5

The children have worked extremely hard on their narrative poem. I am super impressed with all the action and vivid imagery in their writing. 

As part of the Victorian day reading lesson, they had to memorise and perform their lines to create a class poem. I am incredibly proud of each one of them. Enjoy watching :)

Grammar and Punctuation links