Year 5

Welcome to Year 5.

Our teacher is Mrs Jones and our teaching assistant is Mrs O'Loughlin.

Children in Year 5 take their faith very seriously and we strive to ensure that we live out our Mission Statement to the best of our ability every day. In addition to regular participation at Mass, children are given the opportunity to conduct and lead their own prayer services for our class. Our altar is the focal point of our classroom, dressed in accordance to the colours of the liturgical calendar. Our altar has a 'prayer box,' where children are given the opportunity to privately deposit their own petitions to God.

We usually have English and Mathematics lessons in the morning and cover History, Geography, RE, PE, Art, Music, DT, Computing and PSHE in the afternoon.

To enhance the Year 5 curriculum, the children can look forward to several trips throughout the year. This year, the children will be visiting the Jewellery Quarter museum, to link in with their History topic work, where they will be given a tour of the factory, learn about how gold is mined and even have a go at panning for gold themselves!

In Year 5, children will receive both English and Mathematics homework each week, together with spellings and reading. Homework is always set on a Friday and must be returned the following Wednesday. Additionally, spelling tests take place on Friday mornings. In Year 5, we encourage children become more responsible for completing their homework and handing it in on time.

Our Learning

Find out more about our learning:


Reading for pleasure.
Teamwork during a PE lesson.

Year 5 Prayer Table.
Researching facts about our school Saint, St Gerard Majella.

Creating a computer programme using Scratch.
Every morning we battle against the clock completing TT Rock Stars.

Observational drawing in art.
RE display in the school hall.

Decorating dioramas as part of our 'Rainforest' topic.
Plotting how the times of the sunrise and sunset changes throughout the year.