St Gabriel’s Catholic Primary School Year 5 Pupils

Hello and a very warm welcome to our Year 5 class page.

Our class teachers are:

Class 10 - Miss Costin, Mrs Thompson   


Class 11 - Mrs Boardman, Mrs Hughes


Support Teacher - Mrs Fox, Mrs Hunt


Class 11 this year is a mixed Year group consisting of Year 5 and Year 6 children, they will work slightly differently to Class 10, the work will be detailed within the Newsletters below.  Please take a look.

Class 10

Year 5 is an exciting and challenging year.  The children are expected to take a more mature and independent approach towards learning.  These skills are developed throughout the year during a variety of tasks and lessons which provide the key foundations that prepare our children for the challenges of Year 6.

In Maths, the children will continue to develop their skills across the different areas in the curriculum.  They are continuously challenged throughout these topics in order to secure and further their understanding. 

In English, the children will be expected to write in a range of genres, which include diaries, letters and descriptions to name but a few.  Their writing throughout the year will be inspired by both the novel we are reading as well as the topic that we are studying that term. 

We have lots of exciting topics planned this year.  At the beginning of the year, our History focus will be World War Two, in which our educational visit by historians will help to bring this period alive with artefacts to study and the stories they will tell.  After that, we will study the Rainforest, which will be our geography focus.  Finally, in the summer term, our focus is Ancient Greece. We will be looking at both historical and geographical aspects, with some thrilling opportunities planned.

Our Science topics throughout the year will provide some thought provoking investigations and experiments.  These will enable children to question and wonder about how and why scientific processes occur.

Thank you for your continous support.

Miss Costin

Class 11

Hello and welcome to Year 5/6.

Our Class teachers are Mrs Cooper, Mrs Thomson and Mrs Hunt.

Mrs Fox, Mrs Wright and Mrs Danson also work with us at times during the week.

We have some really interesting books to read this year, which will guide our English work and link in with other topics

We have some exciting and interesting history and geography topics this year:

  • The British Monarchy since 1066 – we will be focussing on famous monarchs and learning more about their role in shaping Britain.
  • Mountains – we will learn about famous mountain ranges and mountaineers.
  • India – we will learn about Indian culture, food, celebrations and about the country itself.
  • Britain through the decades since 1948 – we will explore how Britain has changed through the different decades up to present day through book, music and popular culture.

In science we will cover a range of topics and this term we are starting with:

  • Forces
  • Earth and Space
  • Evolution and Inheritance
  • Classification system

Every Friday, Mrs Artingstall will teach Spanish and PE lessons will be on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Full PE kits must be in school every Tuesday and Wednesday.

Children will change their library books and reading books every Wednesday or Thursday. Reading books must be brought into school every day. Children must read 5 times a week and have their reading books signed at home on each occasion. Homework will be sent home on a Friday and must be returned by the following Thursday. Children who do not hand their homework in, must stay in at playtime on a Thursday to complete it.

Thank you,

Mrs Boardman

Please read our Newsletters for further updates:

Class 10 - Summer Newsletter

Class 10 - Spring newsletter

Class 10 - Autumn newsletter

Class 11 - Summer Newsletter

Class 11 - Autumn newsletter

Additional Information

PE for both classes is on Tuesday and Wednesday, please make sure your child has the correct kit in for those days.

Photo Gallery


Class 11 cake making with Linda....




A Class 11 Science lesson....




Class 11 enjoying a Maths lesson...



Here are some of photographs of our displays in Class 11 ...

British Kings and Queens


     Roald Dahl


                                      Frida Kahlo                    

Class 11 visited Hoghton Tower in Preston in November. There, they dressed up as knights and ladies and toured the Tudor manor house. The children learned about James I's visit to Hoghton Tower in 1617 and traced his footsteps through parts of the house. They took part in a renactement of the knighting of the steak and represented the school beautifully. Most of all, they had lots of fun while deepening their learning of their topic on British kings and queens since 1066!





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