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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!

Times Table Rockstars


As a school, we have signed up to the wonderful online resource that is Times Table Rockstars.


It is a times tables game where the children can play a variety of challenges in order to improve their understanding of times tables. I can even set challenges!


This is a great resource to help with learning of times tables that are set for home learning each week.


The children have all been given their individual login details and were shown how to use the resource.


Just a reminder, details as follows:




Go to Login - School Pupils.


When School name box appears, type: CT1 1NE (St Thomas' Catholic Primary School Canterbury should appear).


Then enter unique individual username and password.


Enjoy and practice those times tables.

Term 1 and 2

I hope that you have had a lovely and relaxing summer as we welcome in another exciting school year. It was wonderful to be reacquainted with the children at the end of last term and I am really looking forward to this academic year. Year 5 is a highly enjoyable year which provides opportunity for your children to engage in swimming lessons, music theory and numerous sports, as part of the curriculum over the coming year.

A few things I would like to highlight;

  • Break time tuck is not provided by the government in KS2. Children can bring in a healthy snack to enjoy at break time, such as some fruit/cut up vegetables/raisins.
  • There are no universal school lunches in KS2. Unless your child is entitled to a Free School Meal, children wishing to have school lunches must pay for each lunch.
  • Children must have their full, named PE kit in school at all times with clothing suitable for outside weather as well as indoors. If your child has earrings, then please provide tape to cover your child’s earrings.
  • Children are encouraged to read daily at home, preferably reading aloud to an adult who can discuss the text with them. Children who read at home regularly have been shown to make much more rapid progress. Reading is to be recorded in their reading diary please. 
  • Their reading diary will also be used as contact books between home and school. 

Term 1 Homework - 'Holes'

Meet the Teacher


Thank you to all those who came to the meet the teacher session on Thursday 9th September, It was lovely to see so many familiar faces. 


Attached is the powerpoint presentation below showing what was covered during the session.