Teachers: Miss Palmer

Teaching Assistants: Mrs McKerrow, Miss Flynn, Mrs Ham & Mrs Chivers

PPA cover (Wednesday afternoons): Miss Flynn


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

You can read more about our curriculum here: www.st-marys-purton.wilts.sch.uk/our-curriculum 


Winter Term 1

This term, our learning will be based on the book 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' By JK Rowling.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Wikipedia.


Our 'Big Questions' this term - 


  • Should Harry forgive the Dursleys? 
  • Can I put myself in someone else's shoes?
  • Should you forgvie someone who wrongs you?


Our school values this term are forgiveness & peace


Homework will be uploaded every Monday on Sunday evening 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' (https://www.booksfortopics.com/year-5).  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. 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, 

Mrs Gault & Mrs Walker