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St Columba’s is a Catholic school with Christ’s teachings of love, peace and justice at the heart of all we do


Class Teacher- Mrs Yarnold

Teaching Assistant- Mrs Walsh


Year 5 are a lively and hardworking class who are always eager to learn.



In Religious Education, Year 5 will be focusing on the events of Christmas, ‘Parables and Sayings of Jesus’, Lent, Holy Week and Easter.



In English, Year 5 will be studying a range of fiction and non-fiction texts, relating to our class book, ‘Butterfly Lion’ by Michael Morpurgo. The children will be looking in detail at the characters, settings and themes throughout this story. Based on this work, they will have the opportunity to write character and setting descriptions as well as their own stories linked to this text along with newspaper reports, diary entries and persuasive writing.



There will be a keen focus on the teaching and learning of grammar. This will include: modal verbs, adverbs of possibility, perfect forms of verbs, parenthesis and the use of bullet points and semi-colons in lists and as a means to link two clauses. The children will continue to embed the use of capital letters, full stops, questions marks and exclamation marks in their work. The children will also continue to learn to use the correct tense in their writing.



In Maths, Year 5 will continue to develop their understanding of the place value of numbers up to 1,000,000. They will also continue to practise and use times tables up to 12x12. This term, the children will develop their understanding of perimeter and area, statistics and geometry. The children will complete a variety of mathematic topics related to number and place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division and make use of these skills in solving a variety of problems.



Year 5 will be having P.E. lessons focusing this term on net/wall and invasion games.



This half term the topic covered will be ‘Properties of Materials’ - the children will be developing their experimental skills and setting themselves questions to investigate. 


Creative Curriculum

Our class will be completing an in-depth study of our topic, ‘Into the Wild’, which will cover a lot of objectives from the national curriculum for history, geography, art and design, design and technology, music, computing and PSHE.



‘Getting on and falling out’.


MFL – Latin

The children will be continuing to develop their Latin skills through a variety of ways. This half term our focus will be 'Food Glorious Food'.






Year 5 Reading List