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St Thomas' Road, Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire FY8 1JN

01253 722022

St Thomas' Church Of England Primary School



As part of our Nature's Art topic, we have looked at the properties of natural materials in our school grounds. We searched for materials that were smooth, rough, ridged, flexible and rigid and we used these materials to create a freestanding form.

A lovely visit from our 'fluffy additions' who have hatched in Reception class! How cute!

We have had great fun making soup in Design Technology. We have cut, diced, peeled, boiled and simmered the ingredients for our recipe. They tasted delicious!

We had lots of fun learning about the symbolism of each part of a Christingle and supporting Year 2 children in making theirs ready for the Christingle Service in church.

In Science, we have been learning about Forces and Mechanisms. We have learnt about different forces including; friction, air resistance, water resistance and gravity. We have made parachutes, conducted experiments and used force meters. We have enjoyed learning about contact and non-contact forces and we now know lots of new facts about gears and pulleys.

Your children may be coming home singing various Rock songs! We have looked at different Rock artists including, Queen, Deep Purple, Status Quo and Bon Jovi, in particular 'Livin' On A Prayer' by Bon Jovi. We have appraised songs, found the pulse, looked at riffs within song structures and played musical parts on glockenspiels.

For European Languages Day we learnt key phrases, numbers to 20 and colours in German. We played a 'pat-a-cake' game to learn how to say German numbers. We practised key phrases, played a 'corners' game stating our favourite colours, had fun with a numbers wordsearch, solved a colours anagram quiz and created a 'fortune teller' putting all of this new learning together. We had lots of fun!

In Maths we have been learning about the names of different angles and their properties, for example; right angle, acute, obtuse and reflex angles. We have been trying to apply this knowledge when using protractors to measure and draw angles. This was trickier than we thought!

In PSHE, our focus is about keeping and staying safe. We have learnt about what 'peer pressure' is. We have watched a video and discussed how a friend or someone we know, could influence us to do something that we may feel uncomfortable with. We have also thought about ways to support others, risk assess, talk to a safe person and how to make difficult decisions if we are put in a similar position.

Quotes - Peer pressure is something we all have at one time experienced.  Stand up for what you believe, and not for what others want you to believe.  | Facebook

In Art, we have been learning about 'Tints, Tones and Shades'. We have looked closely at creating colour hues around an original landscape picture. We have tried to draw thumbnail sketches showing perspective.

In P.E. we have been learning the core skills of striking and fielding through cricket style games. We have been learning how to bat and bowl effectively.

Spring 1

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Spring 2

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Our Gospel Value is 'respect'.

Welcome to Year 5!

Teacher: Mrs Farrar. 

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Colley.

PPA cover: Mrs Stones (currently Wednesday mornings).



Topic Webs

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  • Minimum of 1 BugClub book per week (do more if you wish!)
  • Spellings - 1 column of practise every night. Sentences and practising of the 'trickiest' words by each Wednesday.
  • TTRockstars - at least 3 times a week.
  • Nessy (if your child has been given a login) every night (10 minutes minimum in order for it to be effective).


Please note: for this term (Spring 1), Some of Year 5 are swimming every Friday morning for up to 5 weeks, therefore, P.E. kits are required on FRIDAYS only.

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P.E.ensure all outdoor kits, especially trainers are in school. P.E. days have changed to Friday only.


Healthy snacks - if your child does not have morning toast, they may bring in a healthy snack. 


Eco water bottles - return daily after washing (lost bottles £2, broken lids 50p). 


Musical instruments - bring in for lessons and take home after lessons (Mondays - Mrs Taylor, Mrs Rayton, Tuesdays - Mr Boyes and Wednesdays - Mr Armitage).


Reading records and spellings in school every day please.


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