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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.

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May the Force be with You!


We will be travelling through space in our Spring Vehicle as we design a Space themed ride for a theme park!

In Science, we will be learning all about Earth and Space and Forces. 

History will focus on the Industrial Revolution and advances in transport and in Geography, the children will be studying California, home to one of the most famous theme parks in the world.

In D&T, we will be making rockets and our Art will have a space theme.

ICT lessons will involve designing Space Apps and in Music we will be looking at space themed music along with some of the famous music used to advertise Alton Towers.


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


In English, we will be reading Harry Potter, finding out more about life at Hogwarts, writing information texts, letters, descriptions and stories.

Our RE units are Christmas, The Work of the Apostles, Lent and Holy Week.

In PE, the children will be learning gymnastics and dance.



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.

Eco Warriors completed project! Have a look at what we have been working on this term.

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