Class Teacher

Class Teacher

Mrs Joyce

Hello, my name is Mrs Joyce and I am the class teacher of 5J. I really enjoy working with your children and supporting them to reach their full potential.

Class ETA

Class ETA

Mrs Oakley

Hi, my name is Mrs Oakley. I am an ETA in Year 5. I have worked at St. Paulinus since 2005 and have worked in most year groups during my time here.

Class ETA

Class ETA

Mrs Dhorajiwala

Hello, I’m Mrs Dhorajiwala,
I’ll be looking after your
child’s education for the
next academic year.

Class HLTA

Class HLTA

Mrs Jackson

Hello, I’m Mrs Jackson,
I’ll be looking after your
child’s education for the
next academic year.

Class 5J curriculum

Summer term

Our topic question this term is

 “The Anglo-Saxons“.



Life in the Risen Jesus

  • Be learning and understanding that Jesus has risen from the dead.
  • Be learning that Jesus is present among us in different ways.
  • Be learning that there are different ways of praying.
  • Be reflecting on Jesus’ teaching and example on prayer.
  • Be learning how to Pray the Rosary.

The Transforming Spirit :

  • Know about the Ascension
  • Understand what happened at Pentecost.
  • Understand how the Holy Spirit worked through the Apostles.
  • Understand that the popes are successors of St.


  • Write a character profile
  • an invitation to a feast
  • Write a job advertisement / Wanted posters
  • Letter – Beowulf to home
  • Recount of the feast in mead-hall.
  • Explanation text – how to kill a monster.
  • To create a map from the detail in text place.


  • Identify and celebrate the ways we have changed since birth.
  • Discuss the external and internal changes which happen to boys and girls in puberty.
  • Recognise that sexual development is a natural part of growth.
  • Recognise behaviour changes as we grow up.
  • Reflect on ways to become more sensitive.


  • The design of Anglo-Saxon jewellery and decoration

We will look at the Bayeux tapestry and see how the battle of Hasting influenced a change on Britain.


  • Transforming shapes
  • Converting units of measure
  • Calculating with whole numbers and decimals
  • Exploring, describing and identify 2D and 3D shapes
  • Estimate and calculating volume
  • Recognising and using cube numbers


  • The human timeline.
  • Describe what happens during pregnancy.
  • Growing pains / Getting old / Life cycles.
  • Describing problems people face when they get old.
  • Explain why humans are living longer than ever.
  • Describing how different mammals have different gestation periods.

Physical education

  • Play net and field games.
  • Carry out athletics to prepare for our sports day.


  • Explore spreadsheets and databases
  • Input and analyse data
  • Create graphs and charts from our data
  •  If your child has pierced ears, it would be much appreciated if you could remove their earrings on each morning of P.E.  Please note that staff are not able to remove them or cover them, so this will result in your child not taking part in our P.E. lesson and an alternative task will be provided for the child, this is due to health and safety reasons.  Long hair must be tied back.


This will be handed out on a Friday and MUST be completed and returned to school on the following Thursday.

Children will be continuing to take home an independent reading book which will be brought home on a daily basis and MUST be returned to school every day. Children can be reading their own independent book from home or class reading area once they have finished the given book and completed a book review

School Trips

In support of our topic, Year 5 will be visiting Ryedale Folk Museum, Hutton-le-Hole, in the heart of the North York Moors National Park. 

Year 5 Assemblies

Our class assembly will take place on Wednesday 12th June.

Our Class Blog

What happens in our class? have a look at all the blog post direct from the classroom. 


As part of the STEAM week, Year 5 have been concentrating on conducting some scientific experiments. The week was spent devising strategies: organising, planning and pricing an Antartica Expedition. The class has also worked hard to build a rocket that was launched to...

5J Fitness Week

During Fitness Week, we all looked at nutrition and exercise: both are a pre-requisite for a healthy mind and body. We kept our own daily diary of food and tried very hard to eat healthily. In order to maintain some fitness throughout, we walked - and ran for the most...

Year 5 Visit to a Saxon Village

As part of their Topic, Year 5 went to visit Ryedale Folk Museum in North Yorkshire. The day was very much enjoyed by all. The children took part in many activities such as learning about Homelife, Thrashing, Illuminations and they explored the grounds of this...

The Stations of the Cross Year 5

The Stations of the Cross or the Way of the Cross, also known as the Way of Sorrows or the Via Crucis, refers to a series of events depicting Jesus Christ on the day of his crucifixion.   https://vimeo.com/333325853      

Shadow Puppets

Today we made videos of the children using their shadow puppets to reflect the lives of various levels in the Shang Dynasty. They first created a story map and using their story created a production enacting the lives of the people during the Shang Dynasty.

Conscience Alley

'As part of our English topic, Persuasion, we looked at the various techniques and used Bill Poster's 6 tips: Adjectives, rhetorical questions, play with words, benefits, exaggeration and snappy sentences. Equipped with these, the children devised convincing arguments...

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