St. Peter's Catholic Primary School Following in Jesus' footsteps, we live, love and learn together as a school family to build a better world.

Welcome to Year 5

The Year 5 Staff

The Year 5 teachers are: Ms Bobat in 5FB and Mr Dowling in 5MD. Our teaching assistants are: Ms Andrews, Miss Ellis and Mrs James. Mrs Daniell will be teaching in 5FB and Mrs McGuiness in 5MD every other Thursday covering PPA, where they will be teaching the children Spanish, Music and Computing!

This term is a geography-led topic; we will be learning all about earthquakes, mountains and volcanoes. We will be exploring how mountains are formed, why volcanoes erupt and the movement of tectonic plates resulting in earthquakes. We will also study different mountainous and volcanic regions and how natural disasters impact the environment and people.


PE will be on Tuesdays. Please ensure your child comes to school in the correct PE uniform.

Children take home a school reading book, which they can change on a Monday and Thursday. Each week, children should aim to read their home reading book every week night – at least 20 minutes! Children can also choose a class reading book from the class shelf and have opportunities to read in school every day. Children also have been given Times Tables Rock Star logins. Practicing their times tables is part of their weekly homework expectation.

Spellings and homework will all be available online on DB Primary. Children have their own log ins and should check every weekday. DB Primary can be accessed on a laptop, tablet or mobile phone.

A new spelling rule is introduced on a Monday and various spelling activities in school are then completed in the week, ready for an application activity on Friday. English homework is also set on a Monday and Maths on a Tuesday.

Our doors are always open for you! If you need to speak to any of the Y5 staff, you can catch us at the beginning or end of the school day. Alternatively, you can ring the office to arrange a meeting at a convenient time.


Our book this term linked to our English: 



















This is an excellent book to help us write information texts and space poems! Children will develop their understanding of how you become an astronaut, the training you must undertake, how you travel into space and what you do when you're up there. It even has a foreword from ESA astronaut Tim Peake, the first British astronaut to embark on a mission to the International Space Station!


Topic Web - Summer Term – Anglo- Saxons and Vikings

Please click on the image below to open as a PDF document.

Useful websites:  Log in for DB Primary for your child to access class information, year group information and whole school information. Times tables Rock Stars. Each child has their own log in.  Lots of times tables videos/songs/moves.  Really useful site which provides information and resources suitable for children. The new Oak National Academy launched during lockdown earlier in 2020, there are many useful lessons and activities to supplement learning. A useful website for maths and English games.