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St Vincent’s Catholic Primary School

We Grow, Learn and Achieve by following Christ.

Welcome to

St Vincent’s Catholic Primary School

We Grow, Learn and Achieve by following Christ.

"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school." Albert Einstein
“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” Margaret Mead
"Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today." Malcolm X
“The soul is healed by being with children.” Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Year 5

Welcome to Year 5


Over the course of the year we will be exploring a variety of subjects and a range of extremely interesting topics. 




  • Add and subtract numbers mentally with increasingly large numbers.

  • Identify 3-D shapes, including cubes and other cuboids, from 2-D representations.

  • Solve problems involving converting between units of time.

  • Develop our number skills focusing on place value, multiplication & division and fractions, sequences, properties of number, ratio & proportion, decimals and percentages.

  • Compare and order fractions whose denominators are all multiples of the same number.

  • Look at statistics and apply these to real world contexts.

  • Work directly with fractions and mixed numbers in order to show children how these can be utilised.




  • We will be looking at a variety of Non-Fiction texts, particularly in the Spring Term, due to the nature of our Creative Curriculum including things such as biographies, non-chronological reports and newspaper articles.

  • As we move through the topics we will explore a range of fiction genres through diary entries and also explore multimedia such as film and television.

  • Our writing will be linked, where possible, to the creative topic.

As readers we will:

  • Read non-fiction texts to deepen our knowledge of space

  • Read and discuss a class book every day in order to extend our level of understanding of meaning in text.


Religious Education


Our R.E topic for the Autumn Term is ‘Beginning with God’. Within this we will be focusing on the development of the Holy Trinity, discussing the ways in which God is represented in bible scripture. During the second half term we will also look at Judaism and understanding the differences and similarities between our two faiths. 


In the Spring Term we will explore the topics ‘Being a Sacramental People’ and ‘Lent to Easter’. In the first of these children will explore the Seven Sacraments and develop an understanding of the Sacramental Principles in order to broaden their knowledge of how God can be seen in the world today. In the second topic children will look at the build up to Easter and focus on the Stations of the Cross in the lead up to their Easter Reflection.



Creative Curriculum


Autumn - 100 Years Ago


As Historians we will:

Studying the First World War, developing an understanding of how the War began and the impact this had on the world.


As Geographers we will:

  • Be exploring map work, developing an understanding of the Geographical environment of the European areas involved in the War.


As artists and designers we will:

  • Look at famous War artists, understanding the colours and techniques used to capture the array of emotions as well as working on a lasting memorial for the school community to share.


As computer users we will:

  • Look at how to be safe online and how to communicate electronically.


As modern foreign language specialists we will:

  • Learn phrases of the Spanish language


Spring - Incredible Inventions (Mission Mars)


As Historians we will:

Studying the evolution of space travel through, focusing on the key figures involved in Space travel


As Geographers we will:

  • Be exploring Climate Change and Global Warming on Earth. Looking at the typography of a planet and generating an understanding of where is best to set up a new colony.


As artists and designers we will:

  • Look at the many artists who have been influenced by Space, analysing their works and understanding the artistic beauties of Space itself.


As computer users we will:

  • Looking at how computer programming was involved in the development of space travel. Developing and using code to create models of how space works.


As modern foreign language specialists we will:

  • Continue to learn Spanish weekly and look at the role languages such as Russian played within the space race.



Year 5 Team



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