Life in Year 5 is an enjoyable mix of hard work, friendship and most importantly; being a good disciple, in line with our Gospel Values.
Our Catholic Faith is very important to us, and in Year 5 we strive to ensure that we live out our Mission to the best of our ability every day. We participate in liturgies, as well as celebrating class centred and whole school Masses. In addition to this, we work hard to produce class led liturgies for the rest of our peers.
In our classroom you will find a happy learning environment where all children are encouraged and engaged in their learning in order to reach their full potential. We are very proud of our displays, they are a culmination of our best work and tips to help us succeed every time!
As well as daily work in Reading, Mathematics and English, the children have a wide curriculum to stretch and challenge them. There is always great interest in our subjects and our creativity allows us to experience a broad, balanced curriculum.
We continue to build on our substantive knowledge to be able to continue to develop our disciplinary knowledge and work scientifically, with increasing independence. Topics we study include animals, including humans, earth and space, forces, changing materials.
In History, we start by looking at the Ancient Greeks and why it was a significant time period, we then focus on the Early Islamic Civilisation; comparing it to Britain concurrently and finish most recently with the Tudors – a significant turning point in British History and Religion.
During our geography lessons we look at where our food comes from, the Earth’s biomes and the impact of pollution, finally a study on South America and the importance of rainforests.
The children enjoy learning Spanish in our Modern Foreign Language lessons taught by Miss Gould.
During PE we take part in a variety of sports, for example: football, dance, cricket and hockey.
Our class Saint is, Saint Joseph – please pray for us.