St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

St Joseph's Catholic
Primary School

Year 5

Welcome to the Year 5 class page. The class teacher is Ms Rosser.


Mrs Martin is the class TA and works with us every day. Mrs Workman covers the class on Wednesdays.

PE is Tuesday afternoons and the children should bring their PE kits into school in a separate bag. Our ICT slot is on Thursday afternoons.

Homework and spellings are given out every Friday. Homework is to be handed in the following Friday and the spelling test will also take place on this day.


Children should aim to read at least 4 times a week and record this in their Reading Records. Please can parents & carers check that these are being completed. These reading records should be brought in every Friday to check how much they're reading.

Library books - children have the opportunity to take out a library book each week. For a child to take out a new library book, they must hand in their previous one before they can change it.


Term 1 & 2 - Out of this World!

See the source image                     In this topic, we will explore the wonders of space, from planets and constellations to the space race and astronauts! We will investigate the moon and sun's importance to sustain life on Earth, and discuss space travel and the potential for life on Mars. 

Term 3 & 4 - Awesome Africa

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In this topic, we will explore Africa's diverse physical geography, its sophisticated ancient Kingdom of Benin and discuss big talking points, from poaching to our school's charity work in Uganda. Alongside this, we will also look into the rich culture, traditions and heritage throughout this amazing continent.

Term 5 & 6  - Raiders, Traders and Settlers

See the source imageIn this topic, we will explore the Vikings' invasion of Britain and compare their lifestyles to that of previous occupants of Britain, the Romans and Anglo-Saxons. We will find out about their power struggle with the Saxons, challenge the Vikings' stereotypes and discuss whether these preconceptions are true.