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Corpus Christi Primary School

Corpus Christi Primary School

KS2 - Year 5

Welcome to our Year 5 class page ...

In Year 5, we have a daily schedule in which English, Maths and Reading are taught every morning, with a range of Foundation Subjects explored each afternoon. Our team consists of Mr Wood, Miss Friar (Teaching Assistant) and Miss Rowland (Teaching Student). 

We will be exploring three fantastic topics this year. In the Autumn term, children will study Street Child, followed by Time Travellers in Spring and Coastlines, Cobles and Candyfloss in Summer. Please see the Curriculum Map below for a more detailed outline of what will be covered. 

We will be using a range of methods throughout the year including 'Talk 4 Writing' and 'Shared writing' to help children structure their ideas and creatively develop their writing style.

RE will follow the 'Come and See' approach in which the Catechism of the Catholic Church addresses the search for meaning in life. God’s initiative in Revelation who comes to meet us and our response of faith.  This pattern guides the structure of the programme and informs the process of each topic, opened up through; Explore, Reveal and Respond.


Autumn Term - Street Child

This term be prepared to travel back over a hundred years to find out what life was like for children living in the Victorian era. We will explore how a school day was different to our own and consider how the rights and roles of children have changed over time.

To explore our topic fully, we will visit Beamish in Autumn 1, before visiting the local archives in Autumn 2 to learn about Victorian Middlesbrough. 

Literacy - Non-chronological reports, letters, persuasive writing, diary entries and descriptive narratives.  

Numeracy - Place Value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division and Statistics. 

Science - Marvellous Mixtures and Changes of state. 

RE - Domestic Church/Family, Baptism/Confirmation/Belonging, Advent/Christmas/Loving

Literacy- Talk for Writing Balanced Argument

To help with our writing, we analysed a balanced argument, considering the questions Should we reintroduce workhouses in modern Britain? We created actions to accompany the words and phrases. Some pictures from the activity can be seen below;

After learning the actions, the children were able to write their own balanced argument debating whether we should return to Victorian schooling. Unsuprisingly, the children prefer today's school system.

Beamish Trip

As part of our Street Child topic, we attended Beamish musuem. Head over to the Educational Visits page to find out what we did and see some of the pictures from the day.


Science- Marvellous Mixtures

During the Autumn term, we have been looking at mixtures involving different solids and liquids. We have explored how to separate different mixtures, what is dissolving and how we can speed up the rate at which a solid dissolves. Here are some pictures from our recent experiments;


Spring Term - Time Travellers

Once again be prepared for time travel, but not only will we go back, we will also go further than anyone has gone before!

What sort of man would order the beheading of his wife? Was she really that bad?

Travel back in time to the 1500s and meet the terrifying Tudors, a domineering dynasty that changed our history. Zoom through time and space to explore the wizarding world of Harry Potter. What mysteries will await as we explore the hidden secrets of Hogwarts?

Literacy - Extended writing, non-chronological reports, newspaper reports, Hogwarts letters, Potion instructions and creative stories. 

Numeracy - Fractions, decimals and percentages. 

Science - Reproduction in plants and animals and Space

RE - Local Church/Community, Eucharist/Relating, Lent/Easter/Giving


Summer Term - Coastlines, Cobles and Candy Floss

How was the beach we all know and love formed? How did that giant cliff form at the water's edge? And what is coastal erosion?

All of your questions and much, much more will be answered, as we explore where the coastline is found and how it varies around the country. To enrich this topic, children will visit the nearby coastal village of Staithes to see how the land has changed over time and the benefits of tourism.

We will also explore what amenities are found in tourist hotspots, with a particular focus on theme parks and why they are popular. 

Literacy - Extended writing, non-chronological reports, letters, persuasive writing and creative stories. 

Numeracy - Angles, Position and Direction, Shapes, Perimeter and area and Volume. 

Science - Everyday materials and Forces. 

RE - Pentecost/Serving, Reconciliation/Inter-relating, Universal Church/World

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