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St Luke's Catholic Academy

St Luke's

Catholic Academy

Pyenest Road, Harlow, Essex, CM19 4LU

Through God’s love we learn together, grow together and achieve together.

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Class Teacher: Miss Noel

LSA's: Mrs Kahouadji, Mrs Farrow and Mrs Breen

Welcome to Year 5!  This year we will be looking at a range of topics from Life is Like a Box of Chocolates and Lost in Space to Wallace and Gromit and Awesome Egyptians.  We have a lot of fun things planned this year and we look forward to going on a learning journey with your children.


Our PE lessons are on Wednesday (with Miss Wisniewska) and Thursday. For the Autumn term our Thursday PE lesson will be swimming at Harlow Leisurezone.  Please ensure your children bring in their swimming kit on this day.  Children are expected to have their PE kits in school at all times. Please ensure that children have an inside and outside kit as the weather is getting colder. 


This year the spellings that will be focussed on can be found in the back of the children's home learning books.  Each week your child will be tested on 8 home learning spellings and 2 random words from the list.  Encourage your child to practise these words as often as possible.


Please ensure that your child reads on a daily basis.  They should be reading a variety of fiction and non-fiction books.  It is important that they read to an adult/older sibling as often as possible.  Reading books can be changed at any point in the week once they have completed the book and you have signed their home learning diary.  Please ask your child questions about what they have read and encourage them to give opinions about the book.

I will be assessing reading throughout the year and I will be adjusting your child's reading level according to the progress that I feel your child has made.

Walking home

If your child has permission to walk home on their own at the end of the school day it is essential that you provide written consent, which should be handed directly to the class teacher.  Children without written consent will not be given permission to walk home on their own.

Please find attached below the standards that we will be working towards and achieving as a year group.  These standards are high and hard work will be required to achieve them.  I look forward to going on the learning journey and achieving with the whole class.