St. Sebastian's R. C. Primary School



Welcome to Year 5


P.E will take place on Friday. Please ensure your child has suitable footwear in a bag

Homework will be set on Friday each week. Your child will bring home a grid with six tasks, which they can complete in any order. One task per week should be completed and returned to school on Tuesday.

Spellings will be given out on Mondays and tested on the Friday. The children will have a set to take home and practise and a set to learn in school. Your child’s spellings will be tailored to their individual needs and should be practised in sentences to ensure the meaning is understood.


Reading is invaluable to develop your child’s knowledge of the world, imagination, vocabulary, understanding of punctuation and lots more. It is therefore advisable that they read for twenty minutes at least five evenings. Even though your child is older and may be a fluent reader it is still important that they read to an adult and discuss the themes and characters of the book. Please sign your child’s reading log at least five times per week. Your child will be allotted a day when their reading journal will be checked.

Saint Sebastian



Saint Sebastian is the patron saint of athletes and those who have given their lives in wars and combat including soldiers.


Saint Sebastian's feast day is celebrated on 20th January.


A Prayer to Saint Sebastian


Dear Commander at the Roman Emperor's court, you chose to be also a solder of Christ and dared to spread faith in the King of Kings, for which you were condemned to die.  Your body, however, proved athletically strong and the executing arrows extremely weak.  so another means to kill you was chose and you gave your life to the Lord.  May soldiers be always as strong in their faith as their Patron Saint so clearly has been.


Stockport Air Raid Shelter

Year five really enjoyed visiting Stockport Air Raid Shelters where they were in role as an evacuee for the day. They experienced a black out and tried wearing gas masks. They also went on a guided tour of the air raid shelters and saw the sick bays, beds, toilets and the entertainment. The children tried typical 1940 games over lunch time and learnt lots of war time songs.

Armistice Day

Year five performed an excellent assembly for Armistice Day, allowing us all to remember those who died in the first world war and conflicts since. The children also informed us about the meaning of wearing a poppy and local heroes.


Year five have been cooking second world war recipes. They took into consideration rations and still managed to make a very tasty bread and butter pudding.