St Jude's Catholic Primary School

St Jude's Catholic Primary School

"Together, we learn, love and grow with Jesus"

Welcome to Year Five

Welcome to our Year 5 Information Page. On this page you will find our Y5 Long term plan, our latest termly class newsletter, details of our homework project for this half term and any other relevant information.

Long Term Plan

Below is the plan showing the topics taught through the year. Please see the curriculum subject pages for more information regarding the topics.

Termly Class Newsletter

Below is the relevant information that you will need for this term. If you have any further questions please see the class teacher.

Termly Homework Project

Alongside weekly class homework, a termly homework project will be set to support classroom learning. Below is this half terms project.

Phonics and Reading

Systematic synthetic daily phonics is taught following the Read Write Inc Programme throughout Early Years and Key Stage 1, beginning in the summer term of Pre-school. Pupils are grouped according to ability across the year groups. Progress is tracked throughout the year by the early reading and phonics lead and groupings are adjusted accordingly. Pupils in Year 1 have a National Phonics Screening Test in June. Pupils who do not achieve the expected standard re-sit the test the following year when they are in Y2.  Fast track tutoring will be used as an intervention when required to support early reading and writing. 
When pupils complete the Read Write Inc phonics programme they begin 'No-nonsense spelling'.  This programme is taught throughout Key Stage 2. 

We use the Read Write Inc reading scheme throughout Early Years and Key Stage 1 where books are fully decodable and correlate with where the child is up to in the scheme.  Children are also sent home two books which are matched to their reading level from RWI and a book to read for pleasure with an adult, which will be from the school library.


In Key Stage 2 the reading schemes used are Oxford Ready Tree Treetops and Literacy World.  Children also visit the school library each week and take a book home to enjoy with an adult. 

If you have any questions or would like any further information about the curriculum or how you can further support your child's learning at home then please speak to your child's class teacher.  

If you would like any copies of the documents on this page, the school office will be happy to print them for you.  

Year 5 News and Gallery 


In September, Year 5 had the opportunity to experience playing the ukulele! We all thoroughly enjoyed it and some of us have even joined our school's ukulele club. 
'Ukulele was really fun.' -Tia 
'It wasn't anything like I have played before. I really enjoyed it.' -John


Year 5 spent the day at DW Stadium where they spent the day learning to 'show racism the red card'.Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) is the UK’s leading anti-racism educational charity. It was established in January 1996, thanks in part to a donation by then Newcastle United goalkeeper Shaka Hislop. 
'I learned not to stereotype.' 
'I learned how to stop racism and what a hate crime is. I also learned not to judge someone based on how they look.' 
'I learned about racism and how it impacts people.' 
'I learned how to put a stop to racism and how, if we see or hear it happening, we should tell a teacher or a trusted adult.'


We have been learning about forces in Science. This week we looked at water resistance and how we can make shapes streamlined to make them move more freely through the water. We conducted an enquiry to find out which 3D shapes would sink to the bottom of a body of water the quickest. 


Viking Experience Day
Year 5 had a visit from Olaf! He brought a variety of Viking artefacts for us to look at (some of us even tried them on); we listened to sagas about Thor and Odin; set sail across the seas; and even  joined him in battle. It was an absolutely fantastic experience! The children (and the staff) thoroughly enjoyed the day and we were sad it had to end! 


Year 5 had endless fun programming our Micro-Bits to create an interactive Rock Paper Scissors game. 

In Year 5 we have been completing our final art pieces in the style of Henri Rousseau. We have worked incredibly hard to understand composition and blend our colours to add detail to our artwork. 


In Year 5, we have been taking part in Bikeability. We have learnt important skills to ensure we are safe on the road when out on our bikes.
'It was really fun and if people don't know how to ride a bike, it can help them to get started.' -Oscar 
'We learnt to always look behind us when setting off.' -Tilly 
'Children learnt how to ride their bike safely on the roads, considering their own safety and the safety of others.' - Miss Lovell 


In Year 5, we have enjoyed using apple pencils to support our learning in art. We used what we knew about the artist Henri Rousseau and developed new skills to create art digitally. We used symmetry to create a rainforest scene. 


We were lucky enough to have the chance to use Apple Pencils to create digital art.  We focused on making our artwork symmetrical.