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St William of York Catholic Primary School

Year 5

 Teacher   Ms Gill  

Teaching Assistant Mrs  Williams  




Welcome back to year five. What a busy term year five have ahead of them!! All things Brazilian is our theme for the Spring term, focusing upon the Amazonian Rainforest as well as the geographical features of such a vibrant country.

Year five also have the role of leading our Easter celebrations this year and will recreate the Easter story at this special time of year.



Local Church – Community – Mission.

Eucharist – Relating – Memorial sacrifice.

Lent/Easter – Giving – Sacrifice.



Explore the issue of deforestation through discussion texts: year five will learn the art of and power of debate.

Sharing and responding to picture books such as ‘The Vanishing Rainforest’ and ‘The Great Kapok Tree’ will provide the children with an opportunity to reflect upon our role when preserving this unique and wonderful threatened environment.


Poetry – Reading and analysing a range of poetry on the theme of conservation.

Non Chronological reports - After learning about the diet, habitat, life cycle and appearance of the sloth, year five will have the opportunity to create and describe their own rainforest creatures.


Class novel – Eva Ibbotson – Journey to the River Sea



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.

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.

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


Number: Decimals

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.

Multiply and divide whole numbers and those involving decimals by 10, 100 and 1000.

Use all four operations to solve problems involving measure(for example length, mass, volume and money) using decimal notation, including scaling.


Number: Percentages

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.


  1. problems which require knowing percentage and decimal equivalents.


Properties and changes of materials.



Why should the rainforest be important to all of us? (Covers the whole of the Spring term.)





News room.

Year five will become roving reporters. Using a range of digital devices to design and create programs, children will present information and data safely and effectively.






Year five will be exploring the origins of and the sounds of samba.



Gymnastics - sequencing and mirroring movements on large and small apparatus.



After studying images of indigenous tribes, the children will create 3D masks using a layering technique. Mimicking decorative designs using paints and a range of tools will follow.

Design and technology.


Children will make a piece of headwear, which will offer protection whilst being multi-functional, for a trek through the rainforest.




Classroom Jazz.



Year five will be taught how to order a range of food in a restaurant setting. They will be encouraged to engage in short conversations with their peers developing onto writing a paragraph about their likes and dislikes.



Year 5 had a wonderful time at Quarrybank Mill exploring life during the Victorian Era and Industrial Revolution. We explored life working in the mill and how children lived and were educated.

Fun learning place value

Year 5 had a fantastic time celebrating world book Day. We were very lucky to take part in a workshop through the Liverpool empire which focused upon how we write stories

We really enjoyed spending time with the children in Ks2 where we spent time reading our favourite stories to the children.

Lizard Lounge Visit. Year 5 had a fantastic time meeting and learning more about the animals of the rain forest. They all had the opportunity to hold/ touch or observe the animals.

Congratulations to Owen And Isobel who were the winners of our year 5 Delancey chess tournament .

Journey in Love

  • Our Mission Statement
  • Together Everyone Achieves More.
  • To go forward in Christ, to respect our neighbour and to always give our best.