Christ The King RC Primary School

Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!


‘Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart.’
Colossians 3:23-24

Meet the Staff

Year 5K Teacher: Mr Khan
Year 5H teacher: Miss Hoolighan
Teaching Assistants: Miss Ormrod & Miss Cantello   

What You Need to Know

Year 5 Overview Spring 2 2024

Year 5 Grand Spell Spring 2 2024


Homework will be given on Fridays to reflect the week’s learning. Homework will often cover Numeracy, Literacy, and a list of spellings in preparation for the Grand Spell each Friday.

Children are also expected to read and practise their times tables every night.

Please send your child in their PE kit for PE lessons. PE kit is a plain white t-shirt with dark trainers or pumps, and blue or black shorts. Plain black or blue tracksuit bottoms may be worn in the winter.

5K - Monday & Friday

5H - Monday & Friday

Please also provide your child with a hooded coat so they can stay warm during playtime.

To find out more about the Year 5 curriculum, subjects, and spellings, please download the links below.

Please have a read of the document below and pick up some tips about how you can help your child with their reading.


Reading advice for parents.

What we are learning in Spring 2: 

In Maths, we will be kicking off the term by looking fractions. We will be revising what a fraction is, looking at key vocabulary how to recognise unit and non-unit fractions. Once the children are secure with this, we will then move onto equivalent fractions and using factors and multiples to calculate equivalents. Progressing through the half term we will begin to add fractions with different denominators, improper fractions and mixed numbers. Key to all of this learning is a sound understanding of times tables, can we please ask that you continue to work with your child at home to cement this knowledge. We will continue our half termly timetable check in school and frequently revise these skills. As always, the children will build upon their varied fluency skills and then move onto reasoning and problem solving style questions.  

English, we will be looking back on key events in history and looking at some influential people. We will read the book  " Hidden Figures" in which the children will learn about the women who were the brains behind the space race and overcame many obstacles to achieve some truly great things. We will learn about and discuss some social issues such as racism and sexism. The children will then write a memoir in from the point of view of Katherine Johnson, one of the famous women who helped calculate the trajectory that put man on the moon.


In Religion, we will be studying the theme on “Belonging”.  We will look deeper in to idea of “Charity” and look at some of the causes from around the world that Catholic Charities fundraise for.

Science, our topic is “Lets Get Moving.” Children will be able to explain that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the falling object, identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction, that act between moving surfaces and recognise that some mechanisms, including levers, pulleys and gears, allow a smaller force to have a greater effect.

In History
, we will be learning about the fierce Norse invaders, the Vikings. The children will learn about the Vikings, and consider the reasons why they raided and then settled in Britain. They will investigate the popular view of the Vikings as raiders, ruthless in their ways of obtaining wealth. They will study primary sources of evidence, such as accounts by monks of the raid on Lindisfarne, as well as archaeological finds, to understand why this interpretation of the Vikings has become so popular.


Culcheth Lane, Manchester, Lancashire M40 1LU

0161 681 2779
For telephone enquiries please ask for Mrs Potter.
At point of contact, enquires and queries will be dealt with by Mrs. Potter.
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SEN enquiries will be passed on to the school SENDCo Mrs Holroyd.