Y5D 2017 - 2018

Mrs Doherty

Year 5 Teacher


Year 5 Teacher

Welcome to Year 5 and what promises to be another great year at Holy Family. The staff in Year 5 this year will be Mrs Burke, Mrs Doherty, Mrs Roper and Miss Toal.

This year, we are covering our curriculum in a slightly different way with ‘Topic Weeks’ for Science, History, Geography, Art and Design Technology. This will see us covering each topic intensively for specified weeks throughout the term. We will continue to be teaching PE, Spanish and Computing on a weekly basis with English and Maths on a daily basis. At the heart of our teaching, we will also have our RE Curriculum which is taught in a cycle of topics. Please see below for details of our topics and curriculum.

During the Summer Term, please remember that you can also follow events in our classroom on our twitter account on @HolyfamilyL8_5d


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Our final topic of the year will be Stewardship. Throughout this topic, we call on CAFOD and their Universal Church resources to help us to answer the following questions:

· What do I really care about?

· How can I show concern for what I care for?

· How can I be a steward of creation?

We will know and understand all about caring for the Earth, being called within the Church to the stewardship of Creation and we will also develop the skills of assimilation and celebration.



In English, we will be further developing our understanding of writing ‘warning stories’, being able to identify key features for our Toolkit and using these in our own writing. We will also be further developing our inference and deduction skills both by interpreting still images and animations and also by reading quality texts...


We will be learning about statistics, furthering our understanding of how to collect and interpret different sets of data. We will also be consolidating and extending our knowledge and application of the four number operations in the context of problem solving. We will also continue to do Active Maths sessions – which we all love!


In Science this term, we will be linking in with ‘Health Week’ in school in order to look at the impact of a healthy diet and exercise. We will plan and carry out our own investigations around this topic.


Our Design Technology lessons will also link to Health Week. We will be looking at food technology, planning, producing and evaluating a healthy meal or drink. (This may include taste testing – prior to which, a food allergy letter will be sent home.)



In History, we will be beginning a study on the Maya, aiming to answer the question, ‘Why should we remember the Maya?’ We will be exploring the world of the Maya, and looking at why most of the civilisation seemed to die out at around 900AD.


PE this term will be run by a qualified dance instructor who will work with the children to further develop their dance skills. Children will also take part in inter class athletics alongside our partner Year 5 class where we will develop running, jumping and throwing skills.


Our art lessons this half term will be linked to our Computing lessons where we will be studying famous buildings in Liverpool. We will be developing our photography skills whilst studying buildings which hold importance to our local area.


Please, should you need to ask any questions, do not hesitate to contact myself via the office or after school. Thank you in advance for the support which I know that you will offer your children on their learning journey.

Mrs Doherty


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Holy Family Catholic Primary School

Upper Essex Street

Liverpool, L8 6QB


0151 709 3672