Year 5

The staff and pupils of Year 5 would like to welcome you to our page. We hope you find it useful and enjoy browsing through the different school pages to learn about the different events which take place in our school. If you have any suggestions about how it could be improved, please contact a member a staff.

St Augustine

Mrs Dix (Teacher)

Miss Don Bosco (TA)

St Bartholomew

Miss Macklin (Teacher)

 Miss Baker (TA)


Welcome to Year 5! We have many interesting things planned for the next few months.

As always in year 5 we will be looking forward to approaching our challenges with resilience and enjoyment and we are excited to discover all of the amazing things that lie ahead!


In English we will be focusing on the novel ‘Stay Where You Are and Then Leave’ by John Boyne. This is a warm and moving story of a boy’s search for his missing father during the First World War. We will be using this book as stimulus for all of our writing. During this text we will be studying the key structural, vocabulary and grammatical features in the following genres:
• Diary entries- Children will put themselves in the characters shoes and role play different characters from the novel to empathise with a situation. Children will then write a diary entry in role as a character including all their thoughts and feelings.
• Letter writing- Children will put themselves in the characters shoes and be able to discuss situations characters find themselves in. Children will write a letter in role as the character’s Alfie and Kalena from the novel.
• Narratives- Children will produce two war themed narratives. One will focus on a soldier’s experience of war and the other will be written from the perspective of the battlefield.
• Spelling, punctuation and grammar is always a focus for us and we will develop our understanding of parenthesis, expanded noun phrases, commas and lots more over the course of terms 3 and 4.



Term 3 and 4: WW1
In History we will be linking our English novel, Stay Where You and Then Leave, to learn about World War 1. Pupils will learn about the key events, including the trigger point for WW1, learn which countries formed The Allies, The Axis and The Central powers, as well as their locations across the world to further their geographical knowledge of the world. Pupils will also gain in an understanding the difficulties the soldiers faced while living in the trenches. We will also explore WW1 through Art and DT.
Pupils will be continuing to:
-Develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history
-Address and devise historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity and difference, and significance.
-Study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066


In Maths we will be continuing to further the pupil’s knowledge and understanding of multiplication and division using formal written methods and various strategies, fractions, decimals and percentages. Pupils will be learn how to multiply fractions, find equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages. Pupils will also learn how to round numbers with up to two decimal places, to the nearest whole number and the nearest tenth- we will look to see how decimal numbers are used in everyday life. To fully understand decimals pupils will also learn how to order decimal numbers with up to 3 decimal places, this will ensure that pupils fully understand the value of each digit in a decimal number.
Times table will continue to a focus us, with tables tests every Friday. Once times table knowledge is secure, pupils will move onto the inverse and be tested on these along with times tables, every Friday.


Term 3: Inspirational People
In Religion pupils will look at various inspirational people, such as St. Damien De Veuster, the followers of The Beatitudes and St. Josephine Bakhita.
Term 4: Reconciliation
Through the term pupils will focus on the following, understanding that actions have consequences and reflect on some of the consequences of action and that Mary, our mother, untangles knots of sin and reflect on how Mary is always ready to help us.





Term 3: Living Things and Their Habitats, pupils will be learning about the lifecycles of different animals, looking at the similarities and differences in these groups.
Term 4: Living Things and Their Habitats (reproduction) pupils will be learning about reproduction in plants and animals.


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