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 Autumn 1 2023

Year 5 Grand Spell Autumn 1 2023


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 - Tuesday & Friday

5H - Thursday & 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 Autumn 1: 

In  Maths, we will be kicking off the term by looking at Roman Numerals. We will then move onto looking at the place value of numbers. This skill will transfer into both addition and subtraction and be the foundations for many topics we cover this year. The children will build upon their varied fluency skills and then move onto reasoning and problem solving style questions.  

English, we will be learning about our Year 5 author, Michael Foreman. We will look at a range of his books from hid body of work and read the book " War Game". The children will put themselves in the boots of World War 1 soldiers and write a letter home, describing the anguish of war.  


In Religion, we will be studying how we are all made in a likeness of God. The children will finish this topic with a deeper awareness of who they are and how this is an important part of our Catholic community in Christ the King.  

Science, our topic is “Living Things.” We will be exploring how plants reproduce and looking the life cycles of many different creatures.

History, we are time travelling back to the time of the Anglo - Saxons.  They comprised people from Germanic tribes who migrated to the island from continental Europe, their descendants, and indigenous British groups who adopted some aspects of Anglo-Saxon culture and language.


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.