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Year Five R starts here...

“I have loved you with an everlasting love” Jeremiah 31.3



Leaving song

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Information on the return to school.

VR History and Geography lesson at Our Lady's

The Highwayman

Minerva Award

What a fabulous start to the year we've had! Children have settled in well and are already showing what amazing individuals and strong visible learners they are. They are demonstrating the core values alongside their wonderful personalities!

We encourage children to use their Growth Mindset in every subject and above all, to have fun with their learning. We also focus on preparing our children for their upcoming SATs in the following year.

Our Learning

Year 5 follows the Department for Education’s National Curriculum Framework and provides broad and balanced teaching opportunities which promote the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical development of our pupils and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.

Our teaching of British Values plus the school’s own core values supports our pupils to develop empathy, consideration, kindness and mutual respect for different cultures, societies and religions and understand the importance of the rule of law and democracy.

The National Curriculum


Mathematics is a creative and highly interconnected discipline which is essential to everyday life. Our aim is to plan and teach a high quality mathematics programme of study so that our pupils become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics so that they have the ability to reason mathematically and that they will be confident learners and be able to persevere when seeking solutions to mathematical problems.


St Thomas of Canterbury Primary School follows the English national curriculum in order to promote high standards of language and literacy, by equipping our pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written word. We develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment. Through reading pupils have the chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually,socially and spiritually.  


Reading with your child is vital. Research shows that it's the single most important thing you can do to help your child's education. It's best to read little and often, so try to put aside some time for it every day. Think of ways to make reading fun - you want your child to learn how pleasurable books can be. If you're both enjoying talking about the content of a particular page, linger over it for as long as you like. Books aren't just about reading the words on the page, they can also present new ideas and topics for you and your child to discuss.

Tips for helping your child develop reading skills:

  • Visit the library as often as possible - take out CDs and DVDs as well as books.
  • Schedule a regular time for reading - perhaps when you get home from school or just before bed.
  • Ask probing questions in order to check understanding and enhance inference skills. 

History- investigating Victorian artefacts