Holy Family Roman Catholic Primary School

Through Work, Through Worship, Through Witness

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Mrs E Chamberlain - Teacher

Miss C Miller- TA

Friday's English lesson - https://vimeo.com/498262572

Maths lessons this week - https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/week-1-number-multiplication-division/

 Happy New Year! Welcome to our class webpage where you can find information about our Spring term curriculum. 

Our Religion topics for Spring term are;

Local Church - Community - Mission

We will be learning about our Christian family including our Holy Family community and the wider Salford Diocese. We will explore how Christian churches can all be one family.

Eucharist - Relating - Memorial Sacrifice

 The Eucharist is a memorial sacrifice in the Jewish sense of remembering, that is it makes present a past reality. It is a memorial of Christ’s sacrifice on the Cross, through which Christ gives his body and blood for the salvation of all people and provides hope for the future.


Pentecost - Serving - Transformation

Christians believe that the Spirit of God is active in each person and in a special way in the community of believers, which is the church.  It is the work of the Spirit to enable people to hear Gods message, to respond and share it.  The feast of Pentecost is a celebration of the gift of God’s Spirit and its transforming power.



Please encourage your child to go onto the following sites to support their learning:

www.ttrockstars.com (Your child's log in information is inside their reading record)

The children will have times-tables tests 3 times a week and will have a short test at the end of each module that we’ll be learning.  The end of module tests indicate which children need a little bit more of a boost.

During Spring term, the areas of maths that we will be covering in lessons include:

  • Multiplication and Division
  • Fractions
  • Decimals and Percentages.


Please try to listen to your child read every day for 10 minutes. This should be followed by a discussion of the text and is more effective for reading progress than one or two longer sessions each week. Please then update your child’s reading record book each time you hear them read including books they choose from home. You can record aspects they found difficult or if they particularly enjoyed it. Please ensure your child’s reading book and record are in school every day so we can hear your child read as often as possible.

We will be reading a range of different texts throughout the year, both through our topic work and also our story time and reading for pleasure opportunities. Ask your child what our current class book is!

Writing/ Topic - Our Roots

 Our first unit of written work will be based around refugees and the book 'Azzi in between'. We will then look at a range of texts exploring issues of migration, homelessness and foodbanks. After half term we will be looking at the Kingdom of Benin and exploring the history of the Edo people.

You can look below at the topic overview for an idea of the things covered in this topic. 


Will be given out each Monday ready for a test the following Friday. Spellings will be entered into children's reading records.


Please read with your child every day for 10 minutes. Your child will be given a list of spellings to learn on a Monday and will be tested on them that Friday.  Please help your child to learn them.

Your child will be given their learning log with a variety of suggested topic related activities, please support them to research and support their findings. Children can bring completed homework into school as and when it is completed.


 Our first Science topic is Earth and Space and we will explore Forces after half term.


Our PE lessons will take place every Thursday afternoon. Please ensure your child comes to school each Thursday dressed in their full PE kit.