St Mary's C of E Primary School

Faith in Everyone to Shine Brightly

College Road, Purton, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN5 4AR

01793 770239

 Teacher:  Miss Harries & Mr Biddle

Teaching Assistants: Ms. Duffy, Mrs Farr & Mrs Ward

PPA cover Wednesday afternoons- Mrs Farr 



You can see our curriculum overview by clicking the image above.

You can read more about our curriculum here: 


Spring Term 1

This term, our learning will be based on the book 'The Jamie Drake Equation' by Christopher Edge.



Our 'Big Questions' this term - 


  • Do I have what it takes to be an astronaut?
  • How did the first British astronaut change the perception of women in space?
  • Has the first British astronaut had the legacy and recognition we would expect?


Our school values this term are hope and humility.


Homework will be uploaded every Monday on the home learning hub.


For more detailed information about what we are learning this term, please visit the Year 5 Home Learning Hub here.




How to help at home: 



In Year 5, it is still essential that your child continues to read regularly at home (at least 3 times a week).  Please continue to support them with this by ensuring that they are reading high quality texts of the correct level, and by listening to them regularly and discussing what they have read.  We are busy working our way through our '50 Best Books' (  We are trying to get through them all by the end of the year. 


Please play Times Table Rockstars to consolidate knowledge and fluency of times tables and their related division facts.  Maths homework will be uploaded onto Mathletics every Monday.  Here you will also find extra problem solving activities to complete and games to play.  The Mathematics page of the St Mary's website also has extra websites listed that can be used to consolidate maths learning at home.



Spellings will be uploaded onto Spelling Shed every Monday and will then be tested the following Friday. The spellings are from the Year 5 and 6 statutory spelling list in the National Curriculum.  Here are some other ideas to practise spellings at home.


PE Kit and Uniform

Please ensure that your child has a full PE kit in school at all times, that it meets uniform expectations and that it fits! PE for Year 5 takes place on Wednesdays and Fridays. 

Particular points to remember are:

  • Pupils can wear their kit all day
  • PE kits should be plain (no football shirts, etc.)
  • Footwear is black daps/pumps or trainers
  • Tights should not be worn under PE shorts
  • Hair should be tied back and earrings must be removed


St Mary’s considers our school uniform, which includes appropriate footwear, to be an important matter too. Please therefore ensure your child’s dress conforms with the requirements given on the school website. Remember, for example, that any hair accessories must be discrete and that nail varnish and jewellery (other than small ear studs) should not be worn.


Thank you for your continued support, 

Miss Harries and Mr Biddle