St Bernadette's Catholic Primary

With Jesus in our Hearts, we have:

The passion to learn,

The courage to fail,

The strength to love

Year 5 - Armstrong Class

Welcome to Armstrong Class


Our teachers is Mrs Sahin and our LSA is Mrs Salvidge, 


This term our learning journey in History is to study Mayan Civilisation, Ancient History /History World and Non-Euro contrast with Britain from: Mayans,


Geography; We shall be studying North America, particularly Las Vegas–  North American study and Nepal – Asia (CST- Also looking at Turkey) Mountains and earthquakes,


Science; Living things and their habitats and Animals including humans,


DT; Electrical systems/Digital world and Greeting card, Structures-2 Revisit- What is the strongest shape Mechanisms and mechanical- Pop up book, Willow pattern- 1 (stand-alone lesson), Sculpture and 3D- Design a sculpture to fit a design brief , Textiles-3 Mayan dream catcher- Knotting  Cooking and nutrition- What could be healthier?,


Art; Drawing- I need space.


During our class novel time we will be reading a range of exciting books by variety of authors and the children will have the opportunity to vote for their class novels, which will be shared as a whole class.


Please ensure zippy wallets come into school with the children every day.


Tuesday – Spelling test and PE day (All children come into school in their PE kits, including jogging bottoms)

Thursday – Spellings set and homework set.


A normal day in our class

8:40 am - 9:00 am Early morning target time and response to marking
9:00 am Register
9:05 am - 10:40 am Spelling, punctuation and grammer (SPaG)/Guided Reading, English 
10:40 am Break time
10:55 am -12:05 pm Maths
12:05 pm - 1:05 pm Lunchtime
1:05 pm Afternoon Register
1:10 pm - 3:00 pm RE, History, Geography, Science, PE, ICT, Art, DT, Music
3:05 pm - 3:15 pm Class Novel 
3:15 pm Home time 


We follow God Matters in Religious Education (the Portsmouth Diocese scheme of learning). The children learn two and a half hours of RE in KS2 each week and take part in Liturgical Prayer. Our thematic topic learning (history, geography, art, design and technology) generally occurs in the afternoons.


Things that help us learn

We use Mathletics to support children’s home learning and we will be continuing to use Google Classroom as our online learning platform in Key Stage 2. Reading books are sent home on a weekly basis which are pitched at your child’s current phonic ability and at a level they can decode and comprehend at a 95% accuracy. Weekly personalised spellings are sent home to consolidate the understanding of spellings and spelling rules the children have been taught. Spellings for many children will be taken from Government issued statutory word lists. 


Our Curriculum Map

Take a look at our class learning webs to view what the children will be learning throughout the year.


If you have any questions or there is anything urgent that you think I need to know, please contact the School Office either by phone at 01252 548123 or by email at

Summer Topics 2023 - Termly Curriculum Web

Spring Topics 2023 - Termly Curriculum Web

Autumn Topics 2022 - Termly Curriculum Web

Year 5 Curriculum Presentation Autumn 2022