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All Saints Catholic Collegiate

Mrs Cooper introducing the class Author

Year 5


 Welcome to Year 5 at St Maria Goretti

Year 5 Staff: Mr Bateman-Price, Mrs Bedson & Miss Woolley.      

Dear Parents - Welcome to Year 5    

Settling in Presentation 


50 Recommended Reads

We love 'Reading for Pleasure'

Here are the 50 recommended book titles for your class.

How many of these books will you read by the end of the term?

Mrs Lamb, our English lead, can't wait to find out!

Please click on the image below to tick off the books you have read


Class Author: Michael Morpurgo


Our Learning - Spring Term 2021/2022

 Religious Education 




Holy Week



Driver texts: Holes by Louis Sachar

Non-Fiction: The Maya by Richard Platt

Reading Diaries should be signed by an adult at least 3 times per week. 


Setting description


Pupil led narrative

Letters (informal)

Explanation Text-Rainforest

Non-chronological reports:


Journalistic Writing


Pupil-led narrative (Places they have been)

Non-chronological reports:

Persuasive Leaflet





Multiplication and Division

Multiply and divide numbers mentally drawing upon known facts

Multiply numbers up to 4 digits by a one or two-digit number using a formal method, including long multiplication for two-digit numbers

Divide numbers up to 4 digits by a one-digit number using the formal written method of short division; interpret remainders appropriately for the context

Solve problems involving + - x ÷  and a combination of these, including understanding meaning of = sign


Compare and order fractions whose denominators are multiples of the same number. Identify, name and write equivalent fractions of a given fraction, represented visually including tenths and hundredths.

Recognise mixed numbers and improper fractions and convert from one form to the other and write mathematical statements >1 as a mixed number [for example 2 5 + 4 5 = 6 5 = 1 1 5]

Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator and denominators that are multiples of the same number.

Multiply proper fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers, supported by materials and diagrams.

Read and write decimal numbers as fractions [ for example 0.71 = 71 100 ]

Solve problems involving multiplication and division, including scaling by simple fractions and problems involving simple rates.


Decimals & Percentages

Read, write, order and compare numbers with up to three decimal places.

Recognise and use thousandths and relate them to tenths, hundredths and decimal equivalents.

Round decimals with two decimal places to the nearest whole number and to one decimal place.

Solve problems involving number up to three decimal places. Recognise the percent symbol (%) and understand that per cent relates to ‘number of parts per hundred’, and write percentages as a fraction with denominator 100, and as a decimal.

Solve problems which require knowing percentage and decimal equivalents of 1 2 , 1 4 , 1 5 , 2 5 , 4 5 and those fractions with a denominator of a multiple of 10 or 25


Enquiry types- Research, pattern seeking, fair and comparison testing, identify and classify, observe over time

Career Link: Wildlife Biologist, naturist

Key Scientist-David Attenborough

Key Scientist-George Schaller

Science Text: Where do Babies come from?

Hair in Funny Places By Babette Cole! 

Living things in their habitats – is there a relationship between a mammal’s size and its gestation period?

Animals including humans – Are the oldest children in our school that tallest?

Curriculum: Across the Atlantic

Driver Question: How are the human and physical features different in North and South America?



Name and locate the countries of North and South America and identify their main physical and human characteristics.

Create maps of locations identifying patterns such as, climate zones

Describe and understand key aspects of Physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes and the water cycle

Make comparisons between Spain, UK and North America.


Develop a chronologically secure understanding of world history

Use sources of information to deduce information about the past

Describe characteristic features of the past.

To communicate historically – cause and consequence (Mayans)

Art: Painting

Jackson Pollock – North American Artist – Expressionism

 Sharon Cummings – South American Artist – Abstract


To take inspiration from a modern artist

To develop Ideas

To develop ideas using painting techniques

Combine colours, tones and tints

DT: Building Structures

Bridges - Building structure and Electronics

Series and parallel circuits



School subjects-opinions

Culture and places around the world

Hobbies and sport

Rhymes and poems



Online Safety

Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact


Pupils can create a formula in a spreadsheet to convert m to cm. • Pupils can apply this to creating a spreadsheet that converts miles to km and vice versa.


Music: City Music Service

Strings - Year 5 will continue to play a string instrument to learn to play.


(Spring 1) 

ASM-Gymnastics, Tag Rugby (Thursday pm)

(Spring 2)

ASM-Lacrosse, Dance (Thursday pm)


PHSC - Jigsaw:

Dreams and Goals

Healthy Me


British Values

Individual Liberty and Respect



Useful Links

Year 5/6 Spelling Words


Year 5 and Year 6 Prayers