St Teresa's Catholic Primary School

Year 5

Term 1

This term year five have really enjoyed learning about the Tudors! We found out all about the Tudor monarchs e.g. Henry VIII and the fate of his 6 wives, what life was like for a rich/ poor Tudor child and looked at and copied Tudor portraits. We read three plays by William Shakespeare and used them as a stimulus for our writing. We ended our topic with our class assembly and a trip to MOJO active where the highlight of the day was an archery session!


Term 2


Year 5 had a fantastic time on retreat in Kintbury! We spent time in prayer and reflection, enjoyed games and quizzes, ate amazing food and went on a night time walk to Bethlehem!

Term 3

This term year 5 have been learning what it was like to be a child in Victorian times. In English they have been studying the book, Street Child and shown a good understanding of the main characters by writing diary entries and letters.  In history they have learnt about Brunel and his connections to Bristol.  The children enjoyed visiting the SS Great Britain and finding out what life was like for different groups of people who travelled on her. They even had chance to dress up and handle some artifacts from the Victorian times.

In DT the children have started to learn about the different types of bridges and then used a range of skills to design and construct their own. They were also able to use knowledge from their science lessons – on forces – to support them in the planning and construction of their own bridges.

Term 4

This term year 5 really enjoyed using the poem ‘the Highwayman’ by Charles Kingsley as a stimulus to produce some very creative writing and art work. The children had fun learning the poem off by heart in groups and filming their performance.

Term 5

This term year 5 really put a lot of effort into planning their prayer stations for the service in honour of Mary and on the day, they did a fantastic job of leading the whole school in prayer and reflection.