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St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

part of the Painsley Catholic Academy

Love and Serve

Year 5

Welcome to Year 5


Mrs Shaw is the Year 5 teacher and Miss Taylor is the Teaching Assistant.


 This is an exciting year at St Joseph's... Our curriculum across the school is now being taught through exciting 'vehicles' - big projects for the children to aim for which will provide excitement, structure and purpose to their learning.


Year Five's vehicle for this term is...



The children will have the opportunity to create an eco-plan for the school, including learning about materials and their properties in Science, making teddies from jumpers in D&T, learning about sustainability in Geography, finding out about the ultimate warriors – the Vikings – in history, exploring ‘junk’ instruments in Music, researching and publishing in ICT, learning key Spanish words and phrases linked to our vehicle and writing persuasively and creatively in English as the children work towards their clothes swap event and eco-plan launch.

Watch this space for photographs of what’s been happening!


In English, we will be reading the classic fiction novel, the Railway Children. We will be writing diaries, letters and our own stories based on the book.

Following this, we will be reading Friend or Foe by Michael Morpurgo and finding out all about life as an evacuee during World War II.

Our RE units are Creation, Miracles and the Sacrament of the Sick.

In PE, the children will be playing Netball and Tag Rugby.



Weekly homework will be given on a Friday and consists of Maths (due back in on the next Wednesday) and English (due back in on a Tuesday), including weekly spellings. Our spelling test will be every Thursday. Children should be reading 20 minutes daily and reading diaries will be checked.

Occasionally there will be Science and R.E. homework set as well as independent topic work.

Y5 Parents' Information Evening

Year 5 Timetable

We have chosen Saint Teresa of Calcutta as our class saint.

We have chosen Saint Teresa of Calcutta as our class saint. 1