St Francis CofE Primary School

Year 5

 Plas Pencelli Residential

If you were unable to attend the Pencelli parents' meeting, the presentation is available below along with a kit list. additionally, your child should have received a medical/contact information form for parents to complete; if you have not received this yet, please ask your child to see Mrs Sellars for a new form.

Please could all forms be returned by 14th July so that we can give Pencelli staff and kitchen all relevant information before we break up. Thank you.

Pencelli Presentation 2017.ppt

Kit List.pdf

Bikeability - Y5 parents.pdf

Cycle training request form 2017.pdf


Braeside 2017 

Here is a selection of photos from our Braeside Residential Trip!





Y5 Concert

You are invited to our Swindon Music Festival Concert.  The children in Y5 will be performing songs from the theme 'small screen to silver screen' in the main hall at 2.30pm on Thursday 16th March.  You are then invited back to class to look at what your children have been learning about this term.


Topic Plan - Spring 2017

Please find attached a copy of Year 5's Spring Topic Plans,  which details everything your child will be learning about up until Easter.

 /Documents/Schools/1492/Year groups/Year 5/Topic plan Americas Term 3.docx

/Documents/Schools/1492/Year groups/Year 5/Topic plan Florida Term 4.docx


Swindon Musical Festival Information

Swindon Music Fesitval.pdf

Swindon Music Festival - St Francis Concert - 2017.pdf


Braeside Meeting - all Year 5 parents and carers welcome.

Wednesday 28th September 2016 


5W classroom


 /Documents/Schools/1492/Year groups/Year 5/Braeside Residential 2016-17 - parent version.ppt


Meet the Teacher Meeting - all Year 5 parents and carers welcome.

Wednesday 14th September 2016 


5B classroom

 /Documents/Schools/1492/Year groups/Year 5/Meet the Teacher 2016.pptx


Topic Plan - Autumn 2016

Please find attached a copy of Year 5's Autumn Topic Plan,  which details everything your child will be learning about up until Christmas.

/Documents/Schools/1492/Year groups/Year 5/Topic plan Ancient Greeks 2016 - Autumn.doc




LAST YEAR 2015/16

 Pencelli Meeting - all Year 5 parents and carers welcome.

Thursday 30th June 


6S classroom

Kit list below

Kit List.pdf

Y6 - 17.10.16 - Pencellipayment.pdf


Braeside update 10:30 28/4

The children had a lovely day yesterday, the weather changed from bright sunshine to sleet/snow/hail whilst we were canoeing, but we all enjoyed ourselves and were wrapped up warm!

We did our orienteering through the town in the evening - all managed to find their way around, and no one was lost!

We slept well, and have woken to sunshine, which should last the day (rain is due about 5pm) which will be good for our 6 mile hike and shelter building!


Braeside update 14:42 27/4/16 - The children have arrived safely and have already completed the town trail in beautiful sunshine. 



Please see attached a  list of grammar hints, it is not fully comprehensive but hopefully will provide both children and parents with some hints of the grammar learning that is taking place in Key Stage 2. We hope that you may find it useful when working with your child on any English homework.

Grammar Hints.pdf


Here you can find all the latest information for Year 5.

Topic plan Environment Term 5.pdf

Topic plan Florida Term 4 (002).pdf 


SRE Letter.pdf 

Braeside Kit List 2016.pdf

Medical Form to Parents 2016.pdf

Dear parents,

Thank you for attending our 'meet the teacher' evening. 

Please find below copies of useful documents that were discussed at the meeting.

/Documents/Schools/1492/Year groups/Year 5/Meet the teacher 2015.pptx

Year 5 Reading list.doc

/Documents/Schools/1492/Year groups/Year 5/Medical Form to Parents

2016.doc/Documents/Schools/1492/Year groups/Year 5/Topic plan Ancient Greeks 2015 - Autumn.doc


Spring Term 2016

Dear parents,

Please find below a copy of of Topic Plan for Spring Term 1, which details all the curriculum areas we will cover in the coming weeks.

Topic plan Americas Term 3.docx

We would like to take the opportunity to thank you for attending our Greek afternoon earlier this term.  Your children had a wonderful time performing their plays to you all.  It was a fantastic opportunity for you to see your children as performers and writers.  I think you'd agree that they all worked incredibly hard.


World Language Day at Isambard

Last term, we visited Isambard Community School to take part in their World Language Day activities. During the day, the children experienced and learned a range of languages, including: Russian, Welsh, Japanese, Hebrew and Chinese Mandarin.

The children were actively involved with all the activities and were taught in many different ways. Importantly, this opportunity gave them the confidence to try new languages, work with children from other schools and develop their understanding about different cultures.


500 Word Stories - BBC Radio 2

The children worked very hard last term to create an individual and imaginative story for the competition.  They found it incredibly difficult to write within the word count, as they had so many wonderful ideas!

We are delighted with the high quality writing that the children produced and are rooting for a winner!



PCSO Visit - Cyber-bullying

Last term, we were paid a visit by the local PCSO Officers. During the visit, they talked about 'cyber-bullying', what it is, what it looks like and what you should do about it.  

The children contributed with confidence and showed a maturity and understanding of a sensitive subject.  This linked well with our previous work on internet safety from the autumn term.