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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5

Class Teacher: Mrs Nicol

Teaching Assistants: Miss Brown & Mr Wilson

Welcome to the Year 5 class page!

We are delighted to welcome you back for another exciting year at school and look forward to working with you all and sharing in your successes as we move through the year. In year 5, we work hard and always try our best and together we know that you can achieve greatness and fulfil your potential.


Topic- History

The Vikings and the Anglo-Saxons

The children have been learning all about the vicious Vikings and how the invaded Britain in 793AD.

They really enjoyed learning about the Viking raids and discovering what daily life was like for the Anglo-Saxons.

Take a look at our learning journey below.

Jingle Bell Bash

Year 5 really enjoyed their trip to McAuley High School to take part in a ‘Jingle Bell Bash’.

They were treated to hot chocolate and gingerbread biscuits and took part in plenty of fun, entertaining games led by the children in sixth form.

Take a look at some of the funny photos from the day below!

Year 5- Life Choices

The children in year 5 enjoyed learning about Life Choices.

They learnt about the sacraments of marriage and the blessing of the rings, where they performed their very own wedding. They also discovered what it takes to have a happy marriage and how others are called to have a different vocation committing to God.

The King Charles and Queen Consort Visit

Children from year 5 were lucky enough to be able to visit Doncaster on the most memorable of days- to see King Charles and the Queen Consort.

They travelled on the service bus to Doncaster where they were escorted to a VIP area to meet the royal visitors.

Take a look at the once in a lifetime trip below!

King Charles and The Queen Consort visit Mansion House Doncaster 09.11.22

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Topic- History

The Anglo-Saxons and Scots

The children really enjoyed learning all about the Anglo-Saxons and Scots in their first history topic of the year!

From discovering the initial invasion of Angles and Saxons, to becoming historians and investigating primary sources, the children were able to discuss their learning and display it in wonderful, creative ways.

Take a look at their fantastic work below.

Year 5- Earth and Space

The children in year 5 have enjoyed learning about the topic Earth and Space.

From identifying the planets and how they orbit the Sun, to debating the theories about the workings of the universe, the children were able to describe their learning and use the key vocabulary throughout their work.

Take a look at their wonderful work below!

St Bernadette Relic Tour 2022

The children in year 5 were honoured to take part in a once in a lifetime opportunity- to visit the relics of St Bernadette.

The children travelled to Doncaster on the bus and continued their Pilgrimage of Faith by visiting St Peter in Chains church where the relics had travelled to, all the way from Lourdes.

Take a look at the video to join us on our journey

St Bernadette Relic Tour

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Calming the Storm

The children in year 5 having been looking at the topic- Calming the Storm.

We have been learning how to have faith in ourselves and God and how we can use that faith to help us through challenging times in our lives. We looked at the Gospel of Jesus calming the storm and how the fishermen didn't have faith in him and explored what lessons could be learnt from this.


" Faith is trusting and believing in God and Jesus and relying on them even though you can't see them."


"Faith can help you by giving you strength and courage when you're doing something new or experiencing new things."


"Faith in God can help when things change or there are storms in our lives."

Year 5 pupil responses.

RE- Ourselves

The children in year 5 have been exploring the topic of 'Ourselves'. They have been learning about who they are as people in the world and also in the eyes of God. By identifying their qualities, talents and gifts, the children now understand how they are holy people and how they can use their qualities, talents and gifts to help others in the world. By learning about St Marguerite, the children are able to show an understanding of how the call to be holy shapes lives and can describe and show an understanding of Paul's letters to the Colossians.

Key information for Year 5

Reading - Reading underpins all of the learning that takes place at Holy Family and it's at the heart of our curriculum. To support reading, please could all children ensure that they read their school reading book each evening and that their reading planner is signed by an adult. At Holy Family, we encourage children to choose their own read for pleasure book. I am really looking forward to hearing about the books and comics they have been reading over the holidays. 


Spellings -New spelling rules and spelling patterns will be taught each week. Every Wednesday, all children will receive a new spelling list and then we will have a spelling test the following Friday. This allows children to have a week to learn the new spelling rules. As well as recalling spelling rules, it is very important that the children understand new vocabulary and know how to apply this in a sentence. Therefore, children will need to apply the given spellings into their own written sentences and hand this in alongside their spellings. 


Homework - All children will be given weekly English or Maths homework. The given homework will alternate from English to Maths each week. Children will receive homework each Wednesday and they are required to hand this in on the following Monday. 


PE - PE will take place every Thursday and Friday. All children must have the correct school PE kit of white t-shirt and black shorts. (Track suits may be worn as the weather turns colder). Please ensure that all children have trainers to enable them to fully participate. 


Thank you for your continued support.

Please don't hesitate to contact me at school if you have any questions or concerns.


Mrs Nicol