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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- Miss Gibson

Teaching Assistant- Mrs Stanley


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




In R.E., Year 5 will be studying the topics ‘Creation’, ‘Miracles and the Sacrament of the Sick’ and ‘Baptism’. After half term, the focus will be Advent and the events of Christmas.



In English, Year 5 will be studying a range of fiction and non-fiction texts, relating to our class book, ‘Carrie’s War’ by Nina Bawden. 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 and fact files as well as their own stories linked to this text along with diary entries, newspaper reports and letter 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. 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 studying two science units this term, including Forces and Animals including Humans.


Creative Curriculum

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



In Music, Year 5 will be learning to perform Livin’ on a Prayer (Bon Jovi) as well as learning some background information about classic rock music. We will also cover ‘Classroom Jazz’, a unit of music which will require the children to listen to and appraise a variety of jazz pieces, alongside developing their improvisation skills.



This term, we will be following the PSHE core values of health and well-being, relationships and living in the wider world.



Year 5 will be developing their skills in dance and gymnastics this term.


Our class will be developing their French skills in a variety of ways. This term, they will be revising basic greetings, numbers and colours as well as days and months of the year.

Year 5 Reading List