Year 5

Welcome to Year 5.

Our teacher is Mrs Jones and our teaching assistant is Mrs O'Loughlin.

Children in Year 5 take their faith very seriously and we strive to ensure that we live out our Mission Statement to the best of our ability every day. In addition to regular participation at Mass, children are given the opportunity to conduct and lead their own prayer services for our class. Our altar is the focal point of our classroom, dressed in accordance to the colours of the liturgical calendar. Our altar has a 'prayer box,' where children are given the opportunity to privately deposit their own petitions to God.

We usually have English and Mathematics lessons in the morning and cover History, Geography, RE, PE, Art, Music, DT, Computing and PSHE in the afternoon.

To enhance the Year 5 curriculum, the children can look forward to several trips throughout the year. This year, the children will be visiting the Jewellery Quarter museum, to link in with their History topic work, where they will be given a tour of the factory, learn about how gold is mined and even have a go at panning for gold themselves!

In Year 5, children will receive both English and Mathematics homework each week, together with spellings and reading. Homework is always set on a Friday and must be returned the following Wednesday. Additionally, spelling tests take place on Friday mornings. In Year 5, we encourage children become more responsible for completing their homework and handing it in on time.

Our Learning

Find out more about our learning:


Creating PowerPoint presentations.
Designing clay jewellery boxes.

Exploring how shadows are formed using torches.
Writing fronted adverbials based on 'Street Child'.

Making puppets about the life of St Gerard.
Planning a pupil led prayer service.

Sending messages using Morse Code.
Spiritual Leaders leading a class prayer service on 'Intentional and Prophetic'.

Using chalks to recreate beautiful peacock feathers.
Working collaboratively to write formal letters of complaint.

Wonderful poems using figurative language.
Using different drama techniques to explore characters in 'Street Child'.