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 welcome the children and begin an 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. This year is going to be a fantastic journey of discovery and fun! ???


Come and See

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

Domestic Church – Family: Ourselves

Following the idea that each person is made in the image and likeness of God. To know ourselves and to appreciate that our value and uniqueness is central to our wellbeing.


The celebration of Pesach/Passover

Baptism/Confirmation – Belonging

Life Choices

Advent/Christmas - Loving



Cogheart (The Cogheart Adventures #1): The bestselling, heart-stopping  adventure! : Peter Bunzl: Books

In Autumn 1 we will be reading Cogheart by Peter Bunzel. Our English work will be based upon this exciting adventurous tale.

Book Front Cover.jpg

Autumn 2 will see us delving into a classic by Charles Dickens.


Maths – Grace Academy Darlaston

This half term we will be exploring place value, addition & subtraction and perimeter before moving on to proprties of numbers, multiplying and dividing powers of 10, measure and area and volume.



Melting Ice Cream Images - Free Download on Freepik

Over the autumn term we will be investigating properties and changes of materials.



Map - Crosby Beach - Antony Gormley's Another Place Short Walk - SWC

During Autumn 1 we will be adventuring into our local environment with the use of ordinance survey symbols and compass directions.



During Autumn 2 we will be exploring Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots.

You, Me, Everyone

Rose Blanche by Roberto Innocenti | Goodreads

We will be covering a variety of topics including: making difficult decisions, accepting everybody and how to support our mental health and wellbeing.



21 Hula Hoop Activities - Teaching Expertise

During our first half term we will be developing our outdoor adventure activity skills.



Google says AI systems should be able to mine publishers' work unless  companies opt out | Artificial intelligence (AI) | The Guardian

We will be learning about computer systems and how to search the web effectively. 




In Art we will be learning how to design clothes like famous fashion designers. Focussing on different drawing techniques to create folds and flow.


DIY Torch Light - Simple Circuit - DIY Torch Light - Simple Circuit

In D.T. we will be designing, making and evaluating the making of our own torch/light.


Spanish Flag (Flag of Spain)

End of Topic Expectations:

  • To say, read, listen and write some basic body parts in a simple sentence
  • To ask and answer questions about their family and friends, how they are feeling and their age
  • To listen and show understanding of numbers 21-39
  • To say numbers 21-39 using modelled pronunciation



Blues - learning to identify key features of Blues music

Military School


Every Thursday of this coming half term the children will have the oppourtunity to work collaboratively with STEM equipment, solving challenges set by Andy! The children will need to wear P.E. kits on Thursdays.


Wellbeing Fridays


The children will partake in a range of activities of their choosing. Please see the Wellbeing Fridays page for more information.


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 this term on a Thursday your child needs to come to school in full P.E. kit.
  • 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 support.

The Year 5 Team

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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