Year 5 - St. Teresa of Calcutta

Year 5 - St. Teresa of Calcutta

Curriculum overview 2020/21

Welcome to Year 5!

Class Teacher - Mrs Wilkinson

Teaching Assistant - Miss Moore 






RE - Our topic is "Eucharist"


This is the Sacrament of communion with Christ and the Church.

The Eucharist is a memorial sacrifice in the Jewish sense of remembering, that is it makes present a past reality. It is a memorial of Christ’s sacrifice on the Cross, through which Christ gives his body and blood for the salvation of all people and provides hope for the future.


Scripture: 1 Cor.11: 23-26. For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night he was betrayed took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, ‘this is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.’ In the same way he took the cup also, after supper, saying, ‘This is the cup of the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.’ For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.


Catechism of the Catholic Church 1364: In the New Testament, the memorial takes on new meaning. When the Church celebrates the Eucharist, she commemorates Christ’s Passover, and it is made present the sacrifice Christ offered once for all on the cross remains ever present. “As often as the sacrifice of the Cross by which ‘Christ our Pasch has been sacrificed’ is celebrated on the altar, the work of our redemption is carried out.”



Our value for this half term is being  FAITH-FILLED





In maths we will be looking at all four calculation operations and working on our 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 JOURNALISTIC WRITING. Have you got what it takes to be a reporter?










Science will see us exploring reversible and irreversible materials




In GEOGRAPHY we are learning about the UNITED KINGDOM and improving our map skills






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





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.



As the classroom is being kept well ventilated in the current climate, please ensure your child is wearing layers. A dark fleece jacket or waistcoat may be worn over uniform in class. Alternatively, a t-shirt or skins can be worn under uniform.

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



Year Five - School Councillors


Emilia and Mary

Year 5 - Diary Dates

Looking through the doors of Year 5...

Science lesson dissecting flowers and then an afternoon making nature frames

Rainforest Topic Homework