Year 5

Life in Year 5 is an enjoyable mix of hard work, friendship and being a good disciple, in line with our Gospel Values.

Children in Year 5 take their faith very seriously. In addition to regular participation at Mass, together with other services at Church, children are given the opportunity to conduct and lead their own prayer services. The altar is a focal point of our classroom, dressed in accordance to the colours of the liturgical calendar.

Our altar has a 'prayer box,' where children are given the opportunity to privately deposit their own petitions to God.

As well as daily work in Mathematics and Literacy, the children have a wide curriculum to stretch and challenge them.

There is always great interest in our subjects and our creativity allows us to experience a broad, balanced curriculum. We plan and carry out our own experiments in Science. In Design Technology we plan, design and make biscuits, as well as make clay pots. During our History lessons we study the Greeks and Victorians. The children enjoy topics like football, dance and cricket in PE and in Computing they create blogs and various spreadsheets.

All Year 5 pupils have the opportunity to learn the clarinet within their music lessons.

Year 5 work very closely with Year 6, to ensure a smooth transition so that the children reach their full potential in the final year of our school.

Our Learning

Find out about our learning in Year 5:


Our creative curriculum allows us to work together in many aspects including cookery lessons.
We enjoy expressing ourselves in our art lessons.

Our portraits inspired by Andy Warhol.
We made an advert using iPads in our ICT and Literacy lessons.

Our creative curriculum allows to attend concerts outside school including the 'Birmingham Primary Proms'.