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Class 5

Welcome to our Class 5 page

Welcome back to Term 5 Class 5!

PE lessons this term will be on Tuesdays. Children are welcome to wear their PE kit on these days but should wear a school jumper over the top.  

Class 5 will also have swimming on Wednesday afternoons. Children can wear their swimming costumes underneath their school uniform and bring spare underwear with them. All children need to have a towel and bring a coat to school as we will be walking to the swimming pool in all weathers. 

Mrs. Clark Murphy will be your teacher all week, with Mrs. Moat taking PPA on Monday and Friday afternoons. The Class 5 team also includes Mrs. McLanaghan. We will also be joined this term by a PGCE student, Miss. Sharaz. 

See below for some information about what we will be learning about this term:

You will need these things in school everyday:

  • A named water bottle (please make sure only water is brought to school)
  • Your PE kit. 
  • A coat. 
  • A healthy snack such as fruit or carrot sticks for break time (please no crisps, biscuits or chocolate or anything with nuts)


  • Friday 19th April - DT day. 
  • Monday 22nd April - Steel drum workshop. 
  • Wednesday 13th March - British Science Week workshops.
  • Wednesday 1st May - Class 5 trip to Canterbury Cathedral. 
  • Monday 6th May - Bank Holiday. 
  • Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th March - Parent evenings. 
  • Tuesday 21st and Thursday 23rd May - Optional CATS4 tests for Class 5. 
  • Friday 24th May - Last day of term. 

To contact Mrs. Clark Murphy, please either contact the school office, or email using the address below:


Homework will  be sent home in a separate book on Thursday afternoons. It should be brought back into school the following Wednesday to be marked. Each week children should spend 20 minutes completing a maths activity and another 20 minutes completing an English activity. There will also be an optional topic activity to complete from a grid of ideas. Each week children should also spent some time practising their weekly spellings, termly KIRFs and times tables. 

Thomas Becket Topic Homework


Spellings will be tested on Friday mornings. If you are unsure of your spelling group check the front of your spelling book or ask Mrs. Clark Murphy. To help you learn you spellings have a go at some of these activities:

  • Draw a picture and hide your spelling words inside. 
  • Type out your spellings, using different fonts for each word. 
  • Write your spellings in different coloured pens or pencils.
  • Cut and stick letters from old newspaper and magazines to write out your spellings. 
  • Write a silly story and try to include all your spelling words


Term 5 - Blue and Red group spellings

Term 5 - Green group spellings

Years 5 and 6 spelling list



Reading assessment steps

Writing assessment steps



Maths assessment steps

KIRFs - Year 5 Term 1

KIRFs - Year 5 Term 2

KIRFs - Year 5 Term 3

KIRFs - Year 5 Term 4

KIRFs - Year 5 Term 5

KIRFs - Year 5 Term 6

Times Tables

Children in year 5 are expected to know all their times tables facts (both multiplication and division) up to 12x12. Make sure you keep practising, regularly at home to help you in your maths lessons. If you need any ideas to help you practise, please get in contact with Mrs. Clark Murphy. 

We will be continuing to quiz the children every week on their times tables facts in school.