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The Divine Mercy

Roman Catholic Primary School

‘with Jesus in our hearts and the Children at the centre, we welcome and reach out to our diverse community in the Christian Spirit’

Year 5- Our Learning 2021-2022

Summer Term 1


Spring Term 2

St. Peter’s Science Afternoon

We had a great afternoon visiting the science laboratory at St. Peter’s. We enjoyed carrying out various experiments and watching our teacher be set on fire!

Learning Challenge - The Great War


Year 5 made some wonderful toys for KS1, using cam mechanisms to create moving parts. We loved their creative designs.

Manchester Police Museum 

Year 5 had a fantastic time at the Police Museum, learning about crime and punishment over the decades. We even re-eacted a court scene in which Mary Richardson was the defendant, trialled for damaging the Rokeby Venus

Learning Challenge


Spring Term 1

National Storytelling Week

📚As homework, we set Year 5 the task of finishing a story. We were very impressed with the stories that were submitted. 

Well done to Yara, Siyad, Adrian and Evelyn, who all won £5 book vouchers!📚

✨🎸Well done to 5D who were the winners of the Spring Term 1 TTRS Competition!🎸✨

See below our MVPs from both classes.

St Peter’s Science Show

Learning Challenge


With help from Gill at Z-Arts, we used our sewing skills to create some beautiful Tudor roses.

Safer Internet Day

We completed a quiz on Google classroom all about the age restrictions for certain apps. We also thought about what we’d do in different situations online and looked at what fake news is.


We created powerpoints all about the fantastic charity, CAFOD.


We designed Tudor outfits as part of our writing hook.

Class Books


Autumn Term 2


✨🎸Well done to 5M who were the winners of the Autumn Term 2 TTRS Competition!🎸✨

See below our MVPs from both classes.

Learning Challenge


We created Mayan inspired masks using ceramic tiles. We chose colours and designs based on our research. 


Planets Quizzes

Have a go at some of our fantastic quizzes all about the planets in our solar system!


We had a workshop from Jodrell Bank. We looked at how our planet is changing using satellite images.


This term we will be continuing with addition and subtraction, using formal written methods. We will also be looking at multiplication and division. 

Autumn Term 1

Learning Challenge


Design and Technology

In D&T this term we learnt:


 - How to be safe when handling knives

- How to be hygienic when handling food

- Seasonality and where our food comes from

- How to make guacamole 🥑


We learnt that the avocados we used were from Peru, our red onions were sourced from the UK and our tomatoes were from our school grounds! 

We loved making guacamole! Some of us plan to make it for our families over half term. 



In Art, we took inspiration from tribal dot art. We designed our pattern in our sketchbooks and practised the dot technique. Finally we completed our final piece on wooden tiles. They look amazing!🔵🔴🟢🟡


Year 5 had a great time at the Marist Centre. We had a fantastic day thinking about how we can look after our world 🌎. 


This term we have been exploring number and place value. We have also been looking at ways to add and subtract 5 and 6 digit numbers mentally, using counting on and counting back.



This term, we have been writing setting descriptions based on the setting of Wakanda. Our focus was using a variety of sentence types including relative clauses. 

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Class Books

Welcome to Year 5!


Hi all, Miss Murphy and Miss Whitehead are excited to get started on our new school year! While Year 5 is a fantastic school year that our children always love and enjoy, we must emphasise that we require our students to put 110% effort into their school work in order to prepare them for Year 6. Below is the slides used for our parents open evening with all the relevant information with regards to PE kit, homework, swimming and many of your other queries. Your child's class teacher is always happy to answer any questions that you may have at the end of the school day on the playground. 


Parent Meeting and end of year expectations

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