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Dewsbury Road, Wakefield,
West Yorkshire, WF2 9DD

English Martyrs Catholic Primary School

Walking with Jesus. God's love in action.

Welcome to the Year 5 Class Page


My name is Miss. Britten and I teach Year 5.

I have previously taught for 8 years at a school in Barnsley and now I am pleased to have joined the English Martyrs team. As Maths leader, I love puzzles and problem solving (both in and out of school) and enjoy using games to develop rapid recall. I’m very much looking forward to all of the learning opportunities ahead of us in Year 5 this year.

Throughout the year, we will have access to P.E. (physical education) lessons led by specialist instructors.

On Wednesdays, Year 5 get the chance to receive singing lessons led by Miss. Kitson from the Diocese of Leeds School Singing Programme. At the end the year, there will be an opportunity for a number of pupils participate in a Trust wide singing festival in addition to the whole year group performing to the school.

On Thursdays, we have swimming lessons supervised by a qualified swim instructor as part the Aspire Health’s School Swimming and Water Safety Programme. Pupils have the chance to progress their swimming ability, learn about water safety and collect certificates for their achievements.

Religious Education is at the heart of our curriculum and we continue to follow the scheme ‘The Way, The Truth and The Life’.

Autumn Term Key Information



Our topic this term is ‘Cosmic’. We will study areas of the curriculum through a space theme.



Children need access to a PE kit in school at all times.

The allocated PE slot is Monday morning.

A full swim kit is required for swimming on Thursday afternoon.



A homework menu will be sent out at the start of the term with options for children to choose from. They may return their homework on a weekly basis or return it all by the due date stated.

Daily homework will consist of practising spellings, rapid recall of maths key facts and reading their school book.



Spellings will be assigned on Tuesdays and tested on Fridays.



Your child’s reading book will be changed when they’ve read it. It is expected that children will read to an adult at least three times a week. The children will also have lots of opportunities to read and enjoy books throughout the week at school and reading is supported by daily reading sessions. Your child should read regularly at home, encourage them to explore all genres, this does not have to be your child’s school reading book.

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to see me at school or contact the school office to arrange an appointment.


Miss. Britten