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 class teacher is Mrs Laurent and our Learning Support Assistants are: Mrs Jacobs, Mrs Lester and Mrs O'Shea


This term our learning journey in History is Early Civilisations, Natural Resources in Geography, Earth and Space and Forces in Science, Mechanisms and Mechanical in Design and Technology and Painting and Mixed Media in Art.


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.


Monday – Spelling test


Tuesday – PE day (All children come into school in their PE kits)


Wednesday – Spellings set and homework set.


A normal day in our class


8:40am – 9:00am

Morning task, individuals readers and response to marking feedback

9:00am – 9:10am

Morning prayer, register and lunches

9:10am – 9:30am

Guided Reading

9:30am – 10:30am

Whole class teaching of English/Maths

10:30am – 10:45am


10:45 – 11:55 am

Whole class teaching of English/Maths

11:55 – 12:00 am

Tidy up and lunchtime prayer

12:00 – 1:00 pm


1:00  - 1:05pm

Afternoon register

1:05 – 1:15 pm


1:15 – 3:05 pm

RE, History, Geography, Science, PE, ICT, Art, DT, Music

3:05 – 3:20 pm

Get ready for home and class novel time

3:20 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 per week in KS2 and are involve in Class and Phase Liturgical prayers.


Things that help us learn

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. Please also encourage your children to read online using Oxford buddies and complete the comprehension activity. 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 Web

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

Autumn Topics 2023 - Termly Curriculum Webs

Year 5 Curriculum Meeting Autumn 2023