Year 5 - St. Teresa of Calcutta

Year 5 - St. Teresa of Calcutta

Curriculum overview 2020/21

Looking through the doors of Year 5...

Science lesson dissecting flowers and then an afternoon making nature frames

Rainforest Topic Homework

Welcome to Year 5!

Class Teacher - Mrs Wilkinson

Teaching Assistant - Miss Moore 





RE - Our topic is "Belonging"

Through Baptism the Christian is called to a life of holiness and to the mission of spreading the Good News. That life may be lived out in different ways. For some it will be through marriage. Whatever life choices are made, the Christian is called to a commitment of holiness and service of others

Scripture: 1 Peter 4:8-11 Above all, maintain constant love for one another, for love covers a multitude of sins. Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received. so that God may be glorified in all things through Jesus Christ.

Catechism of the Catholic Church 2013: “All Christians in any state or walk of life are called to the fullness of Christian life and to the perfection of charity.” All are called to holiness: “Be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”


Our value for this half term is all about LOVING.

Love is something that is learned not by being taught but by having first experienced it for ourselves.  Parents are the first and best teachers by what they say and do.  The most important lesson they teach their children is love.  It is by being loved that we learn to love.
Of course, it is easy to love those who love us.  In speaking about love, Jesus throws out the challenge to take love deeper:  “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbour and hate your enemy.’  But I say to you, ‘Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.’” (Matthew 5:43-44)  This is where love becomes challenging.  To love in this way is to love as God loves.



In maths we will be looking at multiplication and division and will be spending some time revising our number facts and focussing on arithmetic.

As well as using mathletics  remember you have have access to Timestable rockstars  All children have their own passwords and homework will be set weekly. 


Some good websites for maths:





 In English we are focussing on the narrative poem "The Highwayman" by Alfred Noyes. We will be looking at alternative verses and endings.



Our class novel is  “The Explorer” by Katherine Rundell.



Science will see us exploring SPACE



Our topic for this term is the AMAZON RAINFOREST.  We will be learning all about the biomes of the rainforest and who and what lives there. We will also be debating the moral issues of destroying the rainforest and the impact this has on the environment.





Please help your child by encouraging them to read and discuss books daily. Remember to encourage your child to write a sentence in their diary to score points on the reading challenge. Also continue practicing times tables. Your child will also have spellings and mathletics/timestable rockstars tasks weekly. Each child will be given a date for their opportunity to give a talk to the class about something that interests them. Also a selection of activities will be sent home based around the current topic.


Please work with your child at home on the following:

  • Reading (10 minutes daily)
  • Spellings ( Monday to be completed by Friday) - Set using purplemash
  • Mathletics/TTRS (Monday to be completed by the following Monday)
  • Talk Presentation - once termly
  • Topic (variable dates depending on project)


Computer logins

Your child has log-ins for a number of computer platforms to help with their learning - please encourage them to make use of these


A homework club will run on a Monday and Friday lunchtime with access to netbooks




PE will be on a Monday and Thursday afternoon. Monday will be with Coach Tom - please come to school in your PE kit. Thursday will be games and movement (PE kit not needed) until we are able to start swimming. Information about swimming will be passed on as soon as we know anything. Please ensure ear-rings have been removed at home on these days.



All children will be provided with a named water bottle. Your child will fetch their water bottle home on a Friday for a good clean. Please remember to return to school on a Monday.


Please can you ensure all your child's uniform is clearly named. Your child does not need a pencil case as these are provided by school. As there is limited space in the cloakroom please only send your child to school with their lunchbox and a small book bag to carry reading book and homework.


I look forward to working with you and your child over the year. Thank you in advance for your support. If you have any queries or concerns, please contact me via e-mail or telephone. If you wish to see me in person, please make an appointment to see me through the school office so that suitable arrangements can be made to meet in a safe way.


 Sarah Wilkinson



Space Topic Homework

Year Five - School Councillors


Emilia and Mary

Year 5 - Diary Dates