Year 5 - St. Teresa of Calcutta

Curriculum overview 2020/21

Year 5 - St. Teresa of Calcutta

Welcome to Year 5!

Class Teacher - Mrs Wilkinson

Teaching Assistant - Miss Moore 




I am excited to be back in school and am looking forward to getting to know you all. As a class we are going to be active members of year 5 who are developing a growth mindset as St Mary’s learner.

We have lots of exciting things planned for this term.



RE - Our first topic is "Ourselves"


We will learn about how we believe 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.


Scripture: I Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen race, the King’s priests, the holy nation, God’s own people, chosen to proclaim the wonderful acts of God, who called you out of darkness into his own marvellous light


Catechism of the Catholic Church 225: Knowing the unity and true dignity of all. Everyone is made in the image and likeness of God

will see us learning all about creation and we will identify what it means to be a part of God’s world and what we need to do to look after it.


Our value for this half term is all about HOPEFULNESS.

A future full of hope
Jeremiah 29:11-14

For the Lord says this: I know the plans I have in mind for you (it is the Lord who speaks), plans for peace, not disaster, reserving a future full of hope for you. Then when you call to me and come to plead with me, I will listen to you. When you seek me, you shall find me. When you seek me with all your heart, I will let you find me.



In maths we are starting by focussing on number work and will be spending some time revising our number facts and focussing on arithmetic. We will be using lots of games and practical activities to investigate place value in class.


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 a variety of books with a rainforest theme. We are reading  “The Explorer” by Katherine Rundell. To help us write our own story set in the rainforest we will also look at “The Shaman’s Apprentice” and “The Great Kapok Tree”



Science will see us researching animal and plant lifecycles



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)
  • Mathletics/TTRS (Monday to be completed by the following Monday)
  • Talk Presentation - once termly
  • Topic (variable dates depending on project)




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



Year Five - School Councillors


To be decided

Year 5 - Diary Dates

Diary Dates: