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 2019-20 


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

Spring Term part 1   


In Religion we will be studying Baptism.We will also be learning about some of the miracles of Jesus and the work of the church to heal and care for the sick in Christ's name.


We will start the Spring term with a book about the civil war in Lebanon called 'Oranges in No-Mans Land'. It is the moving story of a young girl trying to help her family amid the crisis of civil war. The children will be researching the war in Beirut and producing their own stories about the plight of refugees fleeing war.

Spellings and punctuation/grammar homework tasks will be set each week and must be handed in every Monday morning. Reading Diaries must be brought into school every Tuesday morning for inspection by Mrs Pritchard.

Children in Year 5 will continue to bring a reading book home. Please continue to listen to your child read and enjoy books with them, as we want to encourage a love of reading. We expect them to be reading each day (minimum 30 minutes) and to record it in their reading diary.


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

  • Multiplication and Division
  • Problem Solving
  • Fractions - equivalent, improper, mixed numbers addition/subtraction.
  • Area and perimeter


The topic this term is 'Forces'

We will be investigating; Friction, Air Resistance, water Resistance, Upthrust and Gravity. We will also look at the work of Sir Isaac Newton and his Laws.


This term we will be studying 'Europe'. We will be looking at various different countries in Europe; food, culture, comparing with the lives of children in the UK. We will also debate the issue of Brexit and the role of the EU.

We also have another visit planned to Jaguar Land Rover on 28th January 2020. We will be designing and building our own factories.


We will be be studying Architecture and important landmarks in Europe.


We will be looking at different Movement Patterns in gymnastics. We will also be taking part in weekly cross-country runs.


Children will be expected to read every day,  learn their weekly spellings and complete weekly homework tasks.

I will be setting a variety of weekly homework tasks:

  • Weekly Spellings for testing on Monday morning.
  • Written English tasks (grammar, punctuation or comprehension)
  • Maths tasks - either a sheet or MyMaths 

For this purpose I have issued a Homework Exercise Book which will need to be handed in every Wednesday morning. Please can you continue to provide support by ensuring that children have a quiet time put aside for their homework, and an opportunity to share their learning with you. If children are finding any piece of homework too difficult or they are taking more than 45 minutes to complete it, please do not persist. Simply write me a note to let me know.

Thank you for your continued support. If you have any questions or concerns please call the office for an appointment.

Mrs Evans


 Year 5 Shared Documents