Term: summer 2021

Home Learning:

Maths home learning is set on Friday and must be completed by the following Friday. A writing task is set on a Wednesday and should be completed and uploaded to google classroom by the following Monday,

Children focus on learning their rapid recall target, every other week they will also receive a mymaths task. Please also encourage your child to use their Times Tables Rockstars logins to practise at home. Children will also be sent home a review of each chapter we complete in maths, to consolidate their learning, with parental support.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables  - Great way to practise rapid recall targets!

Please encourage your child to read at home every night – research shows that children who read for pleasure are more likely to succeed in all areas of the curriculum.



Y5M have PE on a Monday and Thursday and Y5MO have PE on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please make sure your child has the correct PE kit and that this is labelled.



Throughout the year, OLM focuses on different elements of Catholic Social Teaching (CST). Each month we look at a different value and discuss what each one means:

September- We are Called to Live as Family and Community

October- Rights and Responsibilities

November- Promotion of Peace

December- No CST- focus on Advent

January- Solidarity

February- An Option for the Poor and Vulnerable

March- The Dignity of the Human Person

April- No CST- focus on Lent

May- The Dignity and Rights of Workers

June- We are Called to Stewardship


 We follow the ‘Come and See’ scheme of work. Each topic usually lasts for four weeks. We begin by exploring what each topic means to us before moving on to how it relates to religion and the gospels. During the year we also learn about other faiths. At OLM we focus on Judaism and Islam. This is a brilliant way to teach respect for our community as a whole, regardless of cultures and beliefs. Our topics for summer term are: Transformation (focus on Pentecost and the power of the Holy Spirit), Reconciliation (focus on freedom and responsibility) and Stewardship. We will also learn about Islam in summer term when our focus will be on Hajj.



We will be studying Shackleton's Journey by William Grill, 1001 Arabian Nights, Beowulf and another Newswise unit where the children will learn more about how the news is written and presented. 


Destination Reader is a new approach to teaching reading in KS2 and is in its third year now at OLM. It involves three sessions per week incorporating whole class modelling of reading strategies prior to the children applying these skills through partner work and independent reading. Teachers and children will use a range of strategies to aid comprehension and encourage the teaching of reading with meaning and to support reading with pleasure. The book we are reading at the moment is 'Wild Boy ' by Rob Lloyd Jones. 



We will be covering the following topic areas: decimals, percentages, geometry, position and movement and measurements



The children will be learning about living things and their habitats and we will be using visits to Coldfall Woods and the Methodist Gardens to support this learning. 


We will be looking at data gathering and data handling.  



At Our Lady of Muswell we believe children need to be digitally literate, resilient and safe online. This term we will understand the potential risks of providing personal information in an increasing range of online technologies both within and outside of school.


How to make ourselves SMART online.

SAFE - keep safe, do not give out personal information 

MEET - don't meet someone you have met/spoken to online

ACCEPTING - don't accept messages from people you don't know

RELIABLE - information may not always be true

TELL - tell your parent/carer if something makes you feel uncomfortable or worried


A useful website for e-safety: http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/



We are very excited to be teaching the new topics of Baghdad: the Round City and the Anglo-Saxons. Two of our texts for English link with these topics. 


In geography we will be studying: Why is California so Thirsty and Rainforests.