Welcome to Class 5J


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

Autumn term

Our topic question this term is

‘How did the Victorian period help to shape the UK we know today?’

The topic will extend through many subject areas including English, history and geography. In English we will be looking at the novel ‘Street Child’ which is based during the Victorian times.

It will particularly give children a great insight to what life was like during the Victorian era.

Our topic will use many skills learnt throughout the year resulting in children writing their own diary entries, formal letters and play scripts.  Children will have the opportunity to use their artistic skills this term along with their designing skills to plan and design William Morris patterns.  This is a very exciting topic drawing on many skills with lots of fun and meaningful activities enabling this topic to be stimulating and fun.


  • Know the story of creation in Genesis and think about its meaning.
  • Know why God made us.
  • Know that God calls us for care for creation.
  • Know and reflect on the story of the Fall.
  • Know about individuals who inspire us to respect creation.
  • Know about people who look after the vulnerable members of society.
  • Describe and show understanding of religious sources, beliefs, ideas, feelings and experiences, making links between them.
  • Know and appreciate the purpose of the Ten Commandments.
  • Understand that the Commandments are a gift from God to help us.
  • Reflect on the birth of Jesus.
  • Show how own and others’ decisions are informed by beliefs & values.
  • Demonstrate how religious beliefs and teachings give some explanation of the purpose & meaning of human life.


  • Write diary entries based around the novel ‘Street Child’.
  • Character descriptions.
  • A letter to the workhouse.
  • Be looking and following a play script to act out.
  • Writing play scripts.

Reading / Comprehension :

  • To read and search text precisely to locate evidence.
  • To select detail to answer specific questions.
  • To draw evidence from specific parts of the story ’Street Child’.
  • To clarify what certain words mean using a dictionary.
  • To be able to recognise when specific words/phrases carry more than their literal meaning.


  • Look at classroom rules and getting to know each other through circle time activities.
  • Look at bullying and how to recognise bullying, help those who are being bullied and know where to go if bullying occurs.


  • Study and research the local area.
  • Climates zone, Vegetation’s, Latitude and longitude.
  • Suggesting possible reasons why cities have developed in Britain linking to the Victorian era.
  • Investigating the features of rivers.

Global Dimensions

  • Be researching and investigating the impact of British Victorians across the world.



  • Research Victorian artists.
  • Research Victorian crafts.
  • Explore the different mediums.
  • Create our own piece of artwork.


  • Use different methods for addition, subtraction, division and multiplication.
  • Revise basic skills and place value.
  • Solve a variety of problems.
  • Understand and use equivalences between metric units and common imperial units such as inches, pounds and pints.
  • Use all four operations to solve problems involving measure (e.g. length, mass, volume, money) using decimal notation including scaling.
  • Measure and calculate the perimeter of composite rectilinear shapes in centimetres and metres.
  • Calculate and compare the area of squares and rectangles including using standard units, square centimetres (cm2) and square metres (m2) and estimate the area of irregular shapes.
  • Measure, estimate and compare acute, obtuse and reflex angles. Draw given angles, and measure them in degrees (º).
  • Identify angles at a point and one whole turn (total 360º), angles at a point on a straight line and 1/2 a turn (total 180º) and other multiples of 90º.
  • Compare and order fractions whose denominators are all multiples of the same number.
  • Identify, name and write equivalent fractions of a given fraction, represented visually, including tenths and hundredths.
  • Read and write decimal numbers as fractions (for example, 0.71 = 71/100).
  • Read, write, order and compare numbers with up to three decimal places
  • Round decimals with two decimal places to the nearest whole numbers and to one decimal place.
  • Recognise and use thousandths and relate them to tenths, hundredths and decimals equivalents.
  • Solve problems involving number up to three decimal places.
  • Distinguish between regular and irregular polygons based on reasoning about equal sides and angles.
  • Use the properties of rectangles to deduce related facts and find missing lengths and angles.
  • Identify 3D shapes including cubes and cuboids from 2D representations.


  • Learn how the planets in our Solar System are organized.
  • Use Mathematics to model the dimensions of our Solar System.
  • Describe the movement of the Earth and Moon relative to the Sun in our Solar System.
  • Identify evidence that has been used to support a theory.
  • Describe the movement of the Moon relative to the Earth.
  • Use simple models to explain scientific areas, such as Day and Night.


  • Explain some of the effect of gravity.
  • Plan, carrying out and explain a fair test to find out how well different objects fall.
  • Observe a variety of forces that slow things down.

Physical education

  • Play net and field games / Test our flexibility in gymnastics


  • Be learning how Google selects web pages in search results.
  • Be showing awareness of other search engines.
  • Be demonstrating knowledge of safe, respectful and responsible use of technology.
  • Be demonstrating knowledge of how to report concerns.


  • Play and perform in solo ensemble contexts using cyclic patterns, listening and recalling sound patterns.
  • Utilise pitch and notation.
  • Use the Pentatonic scale as the basis for improving and composing music.


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

To support Year 5 with their history topic ‘The Victorians’, we will be arranging for the children to visit Abbey House Museum, Leeds (Details to follow).  Please see Year 5 teachers or Mrs Watt regarding any problems/payment.

Year 5 Assemblies

Our class assembly will take place on Friday, 12th October at 14:30.

Our Class Blog

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

Our class worship

  In 5D each week we take it in turns with our worship group to lead worship daily. This week our worship has been all about being a good friend. We have looked at what it means to be a good friend and the different words we can use to make the world a better place....

Year 5 Tag Rugby

On Tuesday 24th April, 11 Year 5 pupils piled onto a minibus borrowed from St John Fisher's and went to the Leeds Road Sports Complex to compete in the North Kirklees Year 5/6 Tag Rugby competition. It was a fantastic event which involved 16 schools from the North...


World maths day We created our own dinosaurs using cubes. Each cube was allocated a different number e.g. Red 0.23, Green 0.72 etc. We had to use the cubes to make a total of 6.08 and then we created our own dinosaurs! It was really fun!...

The Lorax

5D World book day We have been studying 'The Lorax' we found out lots of interesting information about deforestation and created posters advising people how to stop deforestation.                                               ...

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