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 & Mr Walsh
Teaching Assistants: Miss Ormrod & Miss Cantello   

What You Need to Know

Year 5 Overview Summer 2 2024

Year 5 Grand Spell Summer 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 Summer 2: 

In Maths, we will be kicking off the term by looking Shapes. We will be looking at understanding angles and degrees. Once the children are secure with this, we will then move onto finding missing angles. Progressing through the half term we will begin to look at different regular and irregular polygons. Key to all of this learning is a sound understanding of addition and subtraction, 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 at the journey of a refugee. We will read the book  " The Boy at the Back of the Class" in which the children will learn about a new boy starting a new school in a new country. Told with humor and heart, The Boy at the Back of the Class offers a child's perspective on the refugee crisis, highlighting the importance of friendship and kindness in a world that doesn't always make sense.


In Religion, we will be studying the theme on “Pentecost”.  We will look deeper in to 4 different Gospel writers and what message Jesus delivered to his apostles.

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 human history and the historic journeys people have made. We will be exploring journeys such as: Titanic, Kindertransport and The Empire Windrush. We will explore why people take such journeys and the justifications behind their travels. How historic journeys have shaped our future and the recent migrant crisis.


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.