St Christopher's Catholic Primary School

Love One Another

Life at St Christopher's Catholic Primary School

Year 5


Dear Children, Parents and Carers,

Welcome to our Year 5 Class Page 2017-18 


Here is an overview of what we will be learning in the

Spring Term:



In Religion we will be reflecting on the life of Jesus Christ. We will be looking at the Baptism of Jesus in greater depth and comparing different readings. We will be studying different scriptures and what they mean to us as we live our lives as Christians.  


We will be studying the book 'Friend or Foe', by Michael Morpurgo.  

While studying this book the children will explore the feelings of the main characters and infer what they may be thinking and feeling during their evacuation from London.  We will be exploring figurative language while looking at the author's vocabulary choices.  For our main composition task they will be writing a new scene for the novel, paying close attention to the features of dialogue and prepare a presentation about the author for sharing with the class.

Spellings and corresponding comprehension activities will be assessed every Monday. 

Guided Reading, GPS and oral activities will take place on a weekly basis.   


A new maths focus will be introduced each week accompanied by My Maths homework. The concepts we will be learning are:

  • Transformations
  • Properties of 2 and 3D shapes
  • mental word problems
  • decimal places and place value
  • decimals-fractions


The topic this term is 'Life Processes'

We will be investigating; The life cycles of plants and animals. The different ways of pollination, living processes and adaptations.   



This term we will be studying 'rivers'. We will look at different rivers across the world, local tribes living off the river, the infrastructure of different rivers relating to religion and living off the River Nile.  


We will be be studying the life and works of Casey Rogers and looking at the impact of her art movement.


We will be looking at different Movement Patterns in a range of physical activities, with particular focus on Invasion Sports.


Thank you for your continued support.


Mr Wilkinson


 Year 5 Shared Documents


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