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School Target 2020/21 = 96%

  • Whole School 93.3
  • Reception 100
  • Year 1 98.9
  • Year 2 91.6
  • Year 3/4 92.6
  • Year 5 90.9
  • Year 6 88.8
  • Our Lady Queen of Peace
  • Catholic Primary School
  • ‘Through Christ we Live, Love and Learn’

Year 5

                                            Welcome to Year 5!


We are really excited to start the New Year as we know that the year ahead holds lots of fun, laughter and learning! Below is some important information about life in Year 5.


Class Teacher: Mr James



Year 5 will receive their homework on a Friday and needs to be completed by Wednesday. Each week the children will have a maths, literacy and spellings activity. Reading is encouraged every night and can be written in their daily reading log.


Secret Student

Each day a secret student is chosen and has to model excellent behaviour, at the end of the day we ask each pupil in our class to say who they think it is?



We have introduced a new behaviour system called 'steps-to-success'. Children who show excellent behaviour can reach 'Sky is the limit', and children who maintain good behaviour end up in the 'Green for Growth' zone. A certificate will be sent out on a Friday to commend your child. 

Autumn Term 1 2020
During Autumn Term 1, Year 5 will be studying the book 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' which will involve lots of descriptive writing and writing our own chapter. We will be studying The British Empire and using our mapping skills to locate these. The children will investigate sound in Science and how we are able to hear it through different materials. Our PE lessons are on Wednesday and Thursday and children are asked to come to school in their PE kits.


Autumn Term 2 2020
During Autumn Term 2, Year 5 will be studying the book ‘Hugo Cabret’, which will give children the opportunity to explore the early years of film and writing from a different character view point. For Geography the children will look at local maps, identifying new features and what have disappeared. In Science children will investigate animals and their environments. Year 5 will be swimming on Wednesday and doing outdoor Games on Thursday.


Spring Term 1 2021

During Spring Term 1, Year 5 will be studying the book ‘Time Spinner’ and a number of science fiction stories. We will be investigating States of Matter in science and The Vikings in our history topic. Our PE lessons are now on Monday and Thursday, and children are asked to come to school in their full PE kits.


Summer Term 1 2021

 During Summer term 1 Year 5 will be studying the novel Who Let The Gods Out by Maz Evans. In History we will be studying Ancient Greece, which links to our novel and art where we will be creating our own Greek vases. Science will involve forces in motion, and making a rocket to send to the moon?  During Geography we will be learning all we can about the physical and environmental features of Eastern Europe. We will be swimming on Wednesday this half term and our outdoor games will be netball, which has now changed to Fridays.


Summer Term 2  2021


This term we will be starting our new novel 'Shadow of the Centaurs' written by Saviour Pirotta. We will be continuing with our Geography topic 'Eastern Europe' and our History topic is still the Ancient Greeks. In Science will be looking at Earth and Space, Art will involve drawing and painting Mythological creatures and settings. We will have PE on Wednesday (gymnastics) and on Friday (athletics).   

Year 5 concluded their science topic (forces) by trying to send our rockets to the moon.


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Year 5 having been working hard producing some fantastic Greek pottery and designing their own Greek plates.

World Earth Day


This week year 5 had a wonderful 'World Earth Day'. We had a discussion about how we can help our planet, chose five ways to help our earth, designed T- shirts showing our messages, and finally made our 'Earth Day Commitments'.    

Wellbeing Warriors 🌈 Well done to our new Wellbeing Warriors, we know you will do a great job!

Year 5 had a wonderful Elf Day in support of the Alzheimer's Society.