Year 5 2023 - 2024

Meet the Year 5 Team

5J - Miss Jones, Mrs Ashcroft and Mrs Jones

5S - Mr Scrutton and Mrs McGill


Welcome to Year 5!


We are all so excited to continue in our amazing year of learning, growth, and adventures together. Get ready to explore new ideas and discover your own superpowers. Our classrooms are a place where curiosity rules and creativity shines.


Come and See

Update - Dec 3 - Our Mother of Consolation Catholic Church in Philadelphia,  PA

In our Come and See lessons, we will be looking at Pentecost and the transformational power of the Holy Spirit. We will be learning about the gifts of the Holy Spirit and how we can be of service to others. We will then begin to lean about reconciliation.

Later in the term, we will be looking at Islam as part of our work on other faiths. In our final topic, we will be learning about stewardship and the importance of looking after Our Common Home.


This term, we will be reading Cosmic, by Frank Cottrell Boyce. We will be creating our own stories inspired by this story.

Cosmic (Paperback)

Later in the term, we will be reading Oranges in No Man's Land by Elizabeth Laird. We will be exploring characters alongside developing an understanding of the experiences of a young family who are caught up in the Lebanese Civil War. This powerful story prompts great discussion and allows the children to explore a story set in another culture.

Oranges in No Man's Land — The Margate Bookshop


We will continue to deepen our understanding of fractions, decimals and percentages. We will explore formal methods of multiplication. We will study 3D shapes and learn how to identify them from 2D representations. We will explore angles and measurements.

Later in the term, we will be focusing on geometry and will be spending some time exploring shapes and angles. We will be classifying and identifying regular and irregular 2D and 3D shapes and exploring quadrilaterals. We will also look at how to measure angles.  We will then study statistics and create tables and graphs from data.

It is vitally important that the children continue to overlearn their multiplication and division facts. Please encourage them to continue to use Times Tables Rockstars regularly.

Multiplication and Division Clipart by ForTheHeartOfLearning | TPT


In science, we will be studying Earth and space. We will be exploring the solar system and day and night.

How many planets in our universe could support life? | HowStuffWorks

Later in the term, we will be learning about forces and studying gravity, friction and air resistance. This highly practical unit will see the children planning and conducting their own investigations into these forces which are all around them.

6,125 Apple Falling Tree Images, Stock Photos, 3D objects, & Vectors |  Shutterstock


In geography, we will be exploring the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water as we develop an understanding of where our energy and natural resources come from. We will describe some renewable and non-renewable energy sources. We will understand our food is grown in many different countries because of their climate.

Premium Vector | Different types of natural resources illustration


In history, we will be learning about The Ancient Greeks and their impact on our world today. We will look at the foundations of democracy and the legacy of this fascinating civilization.

Ancient Greece PNG, Vector, PSD, and Clipart With Transparent Background  for Free Download | Pngtree


In our PE sessions this term we will include Netball, Tag Rugby (Summer 1), Tennis and Athletics (Summer 2). As the weather is getting brighter, we may be outside for both our PE sessions this term.

Please note our PE days are Monday and Wednesday.


We will be learning about the work of Alberto Giacometti and his use the human form in sculpture. We will experiment with shadow art and then create our own sculptures using wire.

Exploring Man Pointing by Alberto Giacometti


In computing, we will be developing our knowledge and ability to use databases.

GRADE 9: Lesson 9- Word Processing – SCHS Information Technology Blog

You, Me, Everyone (RSHE, PSHE & Wellbeing)

This half-term we will be looking at personal relationships. This includes sessions that help children to identify and understand how to respond to spoken and unspoken pressure, the concept of consent and how our thoughts and feelings have an impact on how we act.


In music, we will have drumming lessons spanned across our summer term.

African Drums


End of term expectations:

  • To say, read, listen and write a sentence about some additional sports they like to do, using the verb ‘gustar’
  • To ask and answer questions about sport they like to do/play, with justification, using the verbs hacer/jugar
  • To say, read, listen and write a simple phrase about clothes they like
  • To ask and answer questions about clothes they like, using the verb, ‘gustar’
  • To count in tens to one hundred and recognise these numbers out of sequence

Spanish Flag (Flag of Spain)

Things to Remember

  • Please ensure all items, but especially coats, jumpers and lunchboxes, are clearly labelled with your child’s name.
  • Please can you ensure your child brings a waterproof coat each day to school - one can be left on their peg if you prefer.
  • Children need to bring their water bottle in every day. These need to be clearly labelled with your child’s name.
  • School is not currently selling any snacks at break time. Please consider sending your child in with a healthy snack.
  • For Summer 1 and 2, PE is on a Monday and Wednesday. Please ensure your child has a full school P.E. kit. Details can be found here: Ursuline Catholic Primary School: School Uniform (
  • Children will bring a reading book home every Thursday and this needs to be returned on the Monday.
  • Children will take spellings home every Thursday and they need to return their spelling books back to school on Wednesday for their spelling check.


We look forward to working with you all this term. Please contact any member of the Year 5 team if you require any further information. If you need to speak to us on the yard after school, we ask that you kindly wait until we have seen all the children safely to their parent or carer. After this, we will be more than happy to chat. Alternatively, you may wish to contact the school office via phone or email.


Thank you for your continued support.

The Year 5 Team

Files to Download

Following in Jesus' footsteps we love, learn and grow together
UrsulineCatholic Primary School
Nicholas Road, Blundellsands,
Merseyside, L23 6TT
Office Manager | Anthony Hampson
0151 924 1704