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


Come and See

Our first topic after the resurrection of Jesus is ‘Transformation’, we will look at how we, as Christians can transform ourselves, just as St Paul did on the road to Damascus. We will be reading a range of scripture which will tell us of the events which followed Jesus’ death and resurrection.


In English, we will initially be developing our understanding of non-fiction texts, being able to identify key features of non-chronological reports when reading and then applying this to our writing. We will also be working on our Talk for Writing which will incorporate us developing our narrative skills. In spelling, we will be continuing to learn rules and spelling patterns including using the suffix able, and words with ough in.


We will be learning about and continuing to develop our understanding of different angles and being able to categorise, measure and order different sized angles. We will also be learning how to use a protractor to enable us to measure accurately in degrees. We will also continue to develop our understanding of the four number operations through regular problem solving activities.



In Science this term, we will be learning about the topic of Evolution and Inheritance, looking at how animals have adapted for living in different habitats. We will also learn about the work of famous scientists such as Darwin and Anning.


In Geography, we will be looking at the Amazon Rainforest, the climate there and also the construction of the layers of the forest. We will also discuss how the rainforest is being destroyed in various different ways, but largely due to deforestisation.


PE this term will be run by the Mersey Mavericks basketball team coach. We will be continuing to develop our ball skills, learning to dribble whilst keeping full control. We will also be learning the rules of the game so that we can play the sport correctly.



Some of our class will be attending the PGL residential from 2nd – 4th May.


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


Please follow our daily learning in our class on our Twitter account by clicking here 



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Holy Family Catholic Primary School

Upper Essex Street

Liverpool, L8 6QB


0151 709 3672