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Year 5

Year 5

Welcome to Year Five's class page. This is the place where you will find out all about our amazing learning and achievements, as well as finding out important information regarding our class. The children have already started the year with enthusiasm and excitement and are stepping up to be roles models within Our Lady of Lourdes community. We could not be more proud of the start they have made.


If you have any questions, please email the office and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as we can.

Thank you for your continued support.


Mr Hall, Ms Hopewell & Mrs Frankowska

Year Five team

Our Year Five Mission

Key Information


Monday morning and Thursday morning will be with the Sports Coach.


School start time: 8:45

School finish time: 3:15



Please drop your child off at the KS2 Entrance (the green gate, to the left of the building when facing the school.)

The gate will close at 8:55 and the register submitted by 9:00.


Home Learning

Pupils will receive their home learning on a Friday and return it on a Thursday. If you need anymore support for at home or for ideas on how to support your child on their Year Five journey, do not hesitate to contact us.



All pupils have received their reading books and should complete these three times before returning them (unless they have the upper levels in which this is not possible). Pupils should read 5 times (for a minimum of 20 minutes) a each week and one of these reads should be with an adult.

Ensure books and reading records come in with the children every day.


Please use the 'comments' section within the reading records to evidence when reading has been completed.

Year Five Curriculum Overview

Term 3

This term our class book will be 'How to Live Forever' by Colin Thompson. "How to Live Forever"  is a whimsical and imaginative picture book that explores the concept of immortality. The story follows an old man who embarks on a quest to discover the secret to living forever. Along the way, he encounters a variety of characters and explores different places, each with its own unique take on eternal life. The book encourages readers to appreciate the beauty of life and the importance of cherishing moments. Through colourful illustrations and playful storytelling, "How to Live Forever" inspires young readers to think about the wonders of life and the magic found in the ordinary. The book teaches valuable lessons about the significance of memories, relationships, and the joy of living in the present moment. We will be writing a prequel to the story, imagining how the Ancient Child laid his hands on the book in the first place and looking back on how he realised that he had made a terrible mistake. We will incorporate figurative language, formal language and relative clauses whilst writing a balanced argument, setting description and diary entry.

Term 2

This term we will focus our writing on the Book Rose Blanche by Christophe Gallaz, Roberto Innocenti. Rose Blanche is a children's picture book by Christophe Gallaz and Roberto Innocenti that tells the story of a young German girl named Rose Blanche who discovers a concentration camp near her home during World War II. Despite the dangers, Rose tries to help the prisoners by bringing them food and supplies. The book highlights courage and moral responsibility in the face of injustice. We will immerse ourselves in the text by writing diary entries and letters and hone our grammatical skills by learning how to effectively use figurative language and relative clauses. Our final outcome for this unit will be to write our own alternative ending to explain what happened to Rose Blanche. We will then be writing formal letters to Sir Winston Churchill to ask for help with releasing the prisoners of war.

Term 1

This term we will be using the text 'Armstrong - The Adventurous Journey of a Mouse to the Moon' by Torben Kuhlmann. After watching the 1969 moon landing, a determined mouse named Armstrong decides to build his own rocket to the moon. Despite being told it's impossible, Armstrong perseveres and constructs a rocket from scraps. After many failures, he finally succeeds in landing on the moon, becoming the first mouse to achieve this feat. Armstrong's story highlights the power of perseverance and believing in yourself.

We will be using this text to support us in writing our writing, including character description, letter and narrative writing as well as a recount memoir in role as Armstrong the mouse.



In RE we will be focusing on Mission and Creation. Students will describe the different parts of the Bible and provide examples of its writings. They will demonstrate understanding of how Catholics view and use the Bible. Students will make connections between creation stories and key Christian beliefs. They will compare ideas about "Big Questions" and justify their perspective on whether creation stories are true. The aim is for pupils to exhibit comprehension of the Bible, Catholic teachings, creation narratives, theological questions, and developing their own reasoned views.

Bottle Rockets

To help us immerse ourselves into our new text we designed, created and launched our own rockets for Armstrong the Mouse to fly to The Moon in. We used arts and craft materials to decorate the external appearance. Then, we combined bicarbonate of soda with vinegar inside the bottle and sealed it with a cork. The bi-carbonate of soda and vinegar reacted to produce carbon dioxide, resulting in enough pressure within the bottle to launch the rocket into the sky.

Check out our results below...

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