St Teresa's Catholic Primary School

Growing and learning together, as part of God’s family, to be the best we can be.

Brook Road, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire WD6 5HL

020 8953 3753

Welcome to Year 5

A very warm welcome to Y5.


Miss Piekarz

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    All other communication should be directed to the school office

Spring Learning 2021

Year 5 have had a very busy Spring term during the lockdown and back in the classroom. In Science, we have been learning about Forces and Changing Materials.

We ran the Skittles investigation in which materials dissolve in liquid to form a solution. When we poured water over the skittles the coloured coating dissolved spreading through the water. The colour and sugar dissolved into the water and then diffused through the water, making it the colour of the skittle. That was fun!

Our maths learning involved short multiplication, division and area. We took the measuring tape and tried to find out the area of our gardens.

Also, we have been busy exercising and challenging ourselves every day. To do that we tried to use classical music to support our exercising. Additionally, we were focusing on our wellbeing and created some wonderful positivity jars.

Book Week was fun too. We shared our favourite books and took part in a Book Quiz. We drew a picture from our favourite book and all children tried to guess where that picture was from.

Our Geography learning was about the Biomes and Climate and we tried to create a fact file about the chosen biome.

Autumn 2 Learning 2020

In Year 5 we have continued learning about the Vikings. As part of our learning we spent some time on exploring Viking boats and made them using different resources. Also, our art lessons focused on Viking art and sketching the dragon’s head using different sketching techniques.

During our maths sessions we learned how to multiply and divide decimal numbers by 10, 100 and 1000. Also, we found out about prime and squared numbers.

In literacy sessions we focused on non -fiction text - The Monsterology - where we learned about the incredible creatures and described them, using the variety of sentences with the adverbial phrases and subordinating conjunctions. Afterwards, we looked at each other’s writing, reflected on it and advised any changes needed.

In November, we learned about the Remembrance Day and wrote our Poppy pledges. December is a month of waiting for Jesus to be born so during our RE lessons we were looking at symbols that are related to Advent, we made our Advent wreath out of our hands and we wrote our Advent promises.

Autumn 1 Learning 2020

This term in Year 5 we have enjoyed learning about the Anglo Saxons, their culture, beliefs and life style.

During our literacy sessions we looked at the story ‘The Wolves in the Walls’ and we wrote a fantastic story including all the knowledge about coordinating conjunctions, subordinating conjunctions and challenging vocabulary.

Our Science sessions were dedicated to Earth, Moon and the Sun. Did you know that it takes 365.25 days for the Earth to orbit the Sun?

During our PSHE sessions we were learning how to be a caring friend, how to work as a part of a team and how to manage our distractions.

Also, we celebrated the Feast of St Teresa, learnt about Judaism and prayed the Rosary.