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 2018-19 


Welcome to a new academic year. I hope you are all well and ready for the challenges of Year 5. 

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

Autumn Term   


In Religion we will be reflecting on the life of Jesus Christ. We will be investigating what happened during Easter 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 'Oranges in No Man's Land', by Elizabeth Laird.  

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 Friday. 

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:

  • Exploring Operations
  • Properties 2D Shapes
  • Problem Solving
  • Number Investigations


The topic this term is 'Living Processes'

We will be investigating; different types of forces. Children will be recording data and results of increasing complexity using scientific diagrams and labels, classification keys, tables, scatter graphs, bar and line graphs


We will be learning about British Values and what they mean to us in our lives.



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..


Mr Wilkinson


 Year 5 Shared Documents


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