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Good morning Panthers, please find your home learning for today underneath the video. We  have a Big Write today which I think you will really enjoy, for this you need to watch the video . You will also see that there are two tasks for Maths please complete both of these. Try your best with all your learning today :) 




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Join our summer reading challenge!


From the 5th of June we are encouraging our wonderful SMSJ children to complete the summer reading challenge with Blackburn Central Library!

This is a fantastic opportunity to encourage thousands of children to read for pleasure and keep their skills sharp whilst learning from home.


All you need to do is follow the link below and sign up! The library has recently relaxed the joining rules, so that children who don’t already have a library card can access the eBook and eAudio resources too!


Once you are all signed up, set your own challenge to read any number of books! Every time you finish a book, add it to your profile and write a review.

You will be rewarded with activities and incentives along the way, such as online badges, games and videos!


When your challenge is completed you will receive a downloadable certificate!


We can’t wait to see what you have been reading!

Welcome to the Year 5 Panthers!


My name is Miss Priestley and I am delighted to be teaching the Year 5 Panthers this year.  Mrs Mulla will also be helping us in Year 5.  At the bottom of our class page, you will find lots of important information such as our class bulletin, homework grid, curriculum overview and lots of useful websites to support learning.


Important Reminders

* PE - Our PE day is Thursday, however, it is important that PE kits are in school at all times.

* School Library - The Panthers are timetabled to visit the school library every Wednesday lunchtime.  Don't forget to pick up a loyalty card for the chance to win a new book from the SMSJ bookshop!

* Homework is given out every Wednesday and should be returned on Monday.  All children have a homework book with a homework grid for the half term.  Homework includes: home reading (3 parent signatures required), spellings (test every Monday), TTRockstars and one other piece to be completed.

*Knowledge Organisers are given to the children to learn and read at home for our afternoon topics.


Year 5 Panthers - Class Gallery

Summer 2

Our value this half term is C0-OPERATION.  Don't forget to complete your values task at home - it could be included on our next newsletter!


This half term, we will be learning...



This half term our topics will be myths, reports and poems with figurative language. We will be focusing on developing vocabulary used in our writing to ensure that it intrigues and wows the reader. We will also learn how to write complex sentences that include simile starters. 



This half term we will be covering the following areas in our Maths lessons:

  • Position and direction of shape 

  • Translation

  • Reflection

  • Coordinates

  • Converting units of measure

  • Volume

  • Recap of previous knowledge



We will be learning about life in Ancient Greece and the impact that their thinking and ideas have had on British life. Within this topic we will be looking at what life was like in Ancient Greece, Conquerors/ Warriors and how the Olympics were created.


We will be learning all about Ancient Greek pottery. We will be looking at the different pieces created, the techniques used and the colours. We will then be designing and creating our own piece of Ancient Greek pottery.

Important Documents

Year 5 Curriculum Overview