Class Teacher

Class Teacher

Mrs Joyce

Class ETA

Class ETA

Mrs McNally

Class ETA

Class ETA

Miss Ambler


Class 5J curriculum

Spring term

Our theme this term is:



As theologians we will :

Inspirational People :

  • Reflect on what it means to be an inspirational person
  • Reflect on what it means to be a follower of Jesus
  • Know the story of a person who showed great love for others
  • Know how Jesus described a true disciple
  • Reflect on the life of a person who showed great love for those rejected by society

Reconciliation :

  • Understand the sacrament of reconciliation
  • Reflect on wrong choices
  • Reflect on the consequences of our actions
  • Know than sin hurts us, others and our relationships with God
  • Know and understand the story of ‘The Lost Son’
  • Understand that God loves us and forgives us if we are truly sorry.


As writers and communicators we will :

  • Be writing diary entries based around the novels ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’
  • Be looking at the features of persuasive writing:
  • In a persuasive letter regarding endangered animals.
  • In a holiday brochure to visit China.


As caring citizens we will :

  • Be looking at and discussing the Journey in Love syllabus for Year 5 ‘God loves me in my changing and development.’
  • Be learning about citizenship and Children’s Rights.


As geographers we will :

  • understand the difference between human and physical features.
  • identify different parts of a river including the source, a meander, the mouth and an ox bow lake.
  • understand all the stages of the water cycle.
  • know where rivers get their water from.
  • know the name of and locate a number of the world’s longest rivers.
  • be introduced ordnance survey maps to locate rivers.
  • compare famous rivers across the world.
  • Suggest possible reasons why cities have developed in the east of the country and close to rivers.
  • Find information out about major cities in China.
  • Investigate the features of the main rivers.

Design and Technology

As designers we will :

  • Design a ‘Hongbao’ which is a red envelope type purse given as a gift during the Chinese new year.
  • Using a specific design process we will become textile designers to create this good luck purse using traditional Chinese materials and ties.


As historians we will :

  • Discuss the Dynasties that helped shaping
  • Find out about these Dynasties of China and explore how we know about it / Explore the evidence surrounding the Shang kings
  • To find out what ordinary life was like for people during the Dynasties
  • To find out about the writing and calendar created during the Shang Dynasty
  • Then impact of the dynasties on modern China.


As mathematicians we will :

  • Be continuing to use different methods for addition, subtraction, division and multiplication. We will also be revising our basic skills and place value. Problem solving will be ongoing throughout the term.
  • Identify, name and write equivalent fractions of a given fraction.
  • Understand and use basic 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.
  • Understand and use basic equivalences between metric units and common imperial units such as inches, pounds and pints.
  • Estimate volume and capacity .
  • Solve comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in a line graph.
  • Interpret negative numbers in context count forwards and backwards with positive and negative numbers. Read Roman numerals to 1000.
  • Divide numbers up to four digits a one digit number using the formal written method of short division.
  • Identify the differences between 2D and 3D shapes.


As scientists we will study materials and their properties where we will:

  • Compare and group materials based on their properties.
  • Discuss and explore why particular materials are used for different jobs.
  • Investigate materials that can dissolve.
  • Investigate reversible and irreversible materials.

Physical education

As athletes we will :

  • Learn the Chinese national sport of ping pong.
  • Develop our ball skills using a variety of ping pong, tennis, basketballs and footballs to enhance our net and field game techniques.


As game creators we will :

  • Analyse computer games.
  • Design and create our own game.
  • Evaluate and improve of our game and those of our peers.
  • Find out the importance of having a secure password.
  • Learn how to stay safe on the web.
  • Work together to outline common expectations in order to build a strong digital citizenship community.


As artists we will :

  • Explore ideas and collect visual and other information to develop their work; organise and combine visual and tactile qualities along with a variety of materials to incorporate into collage.


As musicians we will :

  • Play and perform in solo ensemble contexts using cyclic patterns, listening and recalling patterns.
  • Utilise pitch and notation.
  • Use the Pentatonic scale as the basis for improving and composing music linked to ‘The Willow Tree Story’.
  • Listen to Eastern music.


This will be handed out on a Friday and MUST be completed and returned to school by the following Wednesday. Spelling tests will be completed on Friday. 

Reading – Children will have an independent reading book which will be brought home. It must be returned to school once read. Children can be reading their own independent book from home or school library/class reading area once they have finished the given book and completed a book review.

Children’s independent reading books are changed as and when required in school. It is your child’s responsibility to make sure a member of staff in class is aware that the book needs changing. Reading records are to be completed each time you listen to your child read at home. Equally, your child can complete the record by mentioning the pages read and whether they have enjoyed it or not.

As we are unable to have a Welcome Evening this year, if you have any questions or concerns please contact your child’s class teacher via email: y5@stpaulinus.org or by contacting the school office and arranging a telephone appointment.

PE Important Information

Physical Education (P.E.) – is on Tuesdays and Thursdays, so children must ensure they wear their P.E. kits to School on these days.

The St Paulinus P.E. kit consists of: a white t-shirt with the school logo, blue (or black) shorts, and a pair of pumps. As an optional extra, a dark coloured pair of jogging trousers and a school PE hoodie or jumper can also be worn when we are outside / during the winter months. Children must come to school in their PE kits on their PE days and will stay in their PE kits throughout the day.

In addition, the only jewellery permitted in school is a pair of plain small stud earrings.  If your child has pierced ears, then they need to remove their earrings on each morning of P.E. 

Please note that staff are not able to remove earrings, so this will result in your child not taking part in our P.E. lessons and an alternative task will be provided for the child, this is due to health and safety reasons. 

Long hair must be tied back. 

Please ensure your child wears their PE kit on their PE days.  If your child does not come to school in their P.E. kit, you may receive a text message to inform you that they need it for the following week.  All P.E. kit and School uniform must be labelled clearly with your child’s name.  If it becomes lost, it can then be easily returned to the rightful owner.

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Jack Et Les Haricots Magiques

Jack Et Les Haricots Magiques

As part of their French lesson, year 5 children have practiced retelling the story by enacting it. Jack et sa maman habitent une maison. Ils sont pauvres. La maman de Jack avait une vache et  a demander à son filsd'aller vendre au marché. En chemin Jack rencontre...

Christmas at St. Paulinus 2019

Christmas at St. Paulinus 2019

As the calendar year for 2019 draws to an end we hope you have a happy and holy Christmas. Here are the Christmas production highlights for 2019 . https://vimeo.com/380447129   Key Stage One sing us out with their carol service  ........... see you next year. ....

Our new Library

Our new Library

On the 15th of November, our local MP came and led an assembly where she shared with the children her love of reading. Her favourite book was the MagicFaraway Tree by Enid Blyton. The children were enthused by her and asked many questions. She then officially opened...

Topics Displays

Topics Displays

Throughout school we have some fantastic topics that we are looking into. Our topic displays are eye catching and show a variety of learning skills through History, Geography, Art and DT. After each lesson children’s work is displayed under the question that they have...

5J Poetry

5J Poetry

5J practised poetry based on truth and lie! They looked at newspaper and using the headlines, decided what could make fake news and what could be real news. They had fun and created the most amazing poems using their imagination and sense of humor! .

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