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St Bernadette's Roman Catholic Primary School

Together we Learn. Together we Achieve. Together we grow in God's Love.

Welcome to Year 5's Class page.


Our Class Teacher is Miss McGrath. 


In year 5 we are all WELCOME in God's name, as God's children.

Inspired by the WORD of God.

We are WITNESSES to the word of God in our actions.

Throughout the day we WORSHIP in many different ways.

We care about the WELFARE of our school community.

Meet The Teacher

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Curriculum Information 

Please click on this link to access our Autumn 2021 newsletter.

For more information about the curriculum covered in our class, go to the Parents page and click on Curriculum. 


Year 5 PGL  2022 presentation and information is below...

Maths Calculation Help

Below you will find our calculation booklets for Y5  to help you understand how your child learns to calculate at St Bernadette's.

Additionally, you can access copies of our calculation evening presentation from last year.                                   

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 Y5 Calculation Booklet                                                     

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Y5/6 Calculation Evening Slides



Please click the link for the statutory spelling lists for Years 3 and 4 (for revision) and Years 5 and 6

This term we will be looking at Performance Poetry.

We will develop our performance skills focusing particularly on expression, tone and volume. After studying these different poems we will create our own, ready for performing to an audience.


Following this we will move onto Myths and Legends.

We will explore lots of different ancient stories before writing our own. We will look closely at the structure and key elements of a myth such as a hero, beast/villain and problem to overcome before finding a resolution.

During Summer term, our Topics will be:

Witnesses, Healing and Common Good.

We follow the Come and See Scheme of work and we undertake our Collective Worship every Wednesday morning where we take time to reflect and pray together.

This first half term we will look closely at the the question,

'How did the Ancient Greeks Change the World?’

After the half term we will look at the question,

'Why is Greece a popular holiday destination?’

This half term we will be focusing on Electricity.

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This term in English we will look at the features of biographies and autobiographies before writing our own.

Some of the texts we will look at this term are...

 ‘Journey to Jo’burg.’ This is a book by Beverley Naidoo that focuses on life as a black child in apartheid South Africa. We will use a talk for writing format and explore a variety of both fiction and non fiction genre.


Then we will focus on the text ‘Pig Heart Boy’ by the wonderful Malorie Blackman.


Pig-Heart Boy : Blackman, Malorie: Books


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We will learn about ‘Animals including humans’ and the focus this term will be on scientific investigation. The children will begin to develop their ability to devise and carry out  investigations. They will develop their ability to present their data scientifically and will understand the demands of fair testing and observational skills.        

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This first half term we will look closely at the the question,

'Why is South Africa called the Rainbow Nation?’

We will explore different aspects of South Africa such as their history, culture, language and geographical features.

We will have the opportunity for cross curricular links in Art creating African masks and African dances during our PE lessons.


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After the February half term we will look at the question,

'Where does our water come from?’

We will be researching and learning about the important British rivers and famous rivers around the world.

We will locate them on maps and investigate the journey of a river.

As part of our history  topic we will be examining the development of  our local River Irwell -  since the Victorian era to today and how it’s uses have changed.


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Religion Topics we will cover this term:


Unity and Death

New Life

We follow the Come and See Scheme of work and we undertake our Collective Worship every Wednesday morning where we take time to reflect and pray together. 


Our History focus this  half term will be based on the question,

'What happened when the Romans left Britain?'

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Our Science topic this half term is :

Evolution and Inheritance

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This half term in English we will study...

the fabulous book, Anglo Saxon Boy, written by Tony Bradman.

It is about one Anglo-Saxon boy's journey to the Battle of Hastings in 1066. 

We will read this wonderful text as a class and as part of our DEAR time and we will explore the many writing opportunities this book has to offer.  

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and the fabulous text Darwin's Dragons by Lindsey Galvin

A historical adventure based on  Charles Darwin, a young British naturalist,  during his voyage of discovery around the world. With him is Syms Covington who joined HMS Beagle as a cabin boy but is now Mr. Darwin’s trusted assistant.

When a fierce storm breaks, Syms finds himself thrown overboard and washed up on an unexplored, volcanic island. Thinking he just needs to survive long enough to be rescued, Syms is unprepared for the monstrous, screeching beast that swoops from the sky to attack him.

Our Class Saint is

St Clare of Assisi

Our Class Author is

David Walliams

Our Class Artist is

L.S. Lowry

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Our Class Scientist is

Margaret Hamilton

Religion Topics we will cover this term:


Vocation and Commitment


We follow the Come and See Scheme of work and we undertake our Collective Worship every Wednesday morning where we take time to reflect and pray together.