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 5/6 - Armstrong Class

Welcome to Armstrong Class

Our teacher is Miss Gregory and our Learning Support Assistant is Mrs Horos.


We are currently learning about Ancient Civilisations. We will explore Ancient Sumer; Indus Valley; Ancient Egypt; Shang Dynasty, ending the unit with an in depth study on Ancient Egypt. We are currently exploring the text ‘Pig Heart Boy’ to support us in our written work.


A normal day in our class


Early Morning Activities (handwriting, spelling, grammar, responding to feedback)





Guided Reading


Break time


Maths/ English

11.45am- 12.05pm

Catch up time/ Responding to feedback




Afternoon Register


Reading/ Catch up focus sessions


Foundation Subject Lesson


Foundation Subject Lesson


Story Time 


Home Time


Our outdoor PE session is every Thursday. Please remember to come to school in your PE kit including jogging bottoms.


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


Things that help us learn

We use Timestable Rockstars, Mathletics and Oxford Reading Owl to support our home learning. We have established the use of Google Classroom as our online learning platform in Key Stage 2 and CGP revision guides in Year 6 to support our homework and SAT’s revision.


Our Curriculum Map

In Year 5 and 6, we have a biannual curriculum. This year you will learn about World War 1, The Changing Role of Women, Ancient Greeks and the Mayans as well as many more exciting and fun things. Take a look at our Curriculum Map to find out what we are going to learn about during the course of our learning journey this year.



Year 5 and 6, to accompany this year’s learning, we go to the Science Centre & Planetarium in the Summer Term. Year 6, go on a residential adventure holiday for a week in the Autumn term.


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 2021 - Termly Curriculum Webs

Years 5 and 6 Curriculum Presentation Autumn 2021