Year Five


Whole School Topic Overview 2018/19

Parent overview Autumn 2018 - What caused the Black Death? & How were the pyramids made?
Parent Overview Summer 2018 - How green are your fingers? and How were the Pyramids made?
Parent Overview Spring 2018 - What type of man would behead his wife & How has Staffordshire changed over time?
Parent Overview Autumn Term - Black Death and Alchemy Island


Y5 Maths Overview
Y5 English Overview
Religious Education Overview


Summer Term 2018

During the Summer term, year five have been learning about space. We thought it would be nice to work closely with year one, who were also learning about space. We decided to make posters and fact files and teach year one about the solar system. Both classes learned a lot for each other and had a wonderful time.

Later in the Summer term, year five were invited along to St Francis high school to take part in a DT and MFL day. Year five were able to take part in French and German lessons as well as product design, engineering and food technology classes. It gave our children an insight into what life at high school will be like and they represented St Elizabeth's well.



Autumn Two 2017

On Thursday 1st March, Year 5 celebrated World Book Day in style. We had a great range of characters and the children shown real passion for reading. We even completed a reading themed maths relay. We had a great day!

The Spring term also saw the start of Commando Joe. Year 5 are fortunate to have a session booked with Commando Joe every Tuesday. Each week we learn about different virtues through team activities, this photos below show our work in improving teamwork and cooperation.

Earlier in the Spring term we were invited to a cooking workshop at one of our local high schools, Rawlett. We chose to make pizzas and besides from being tasty, it gave the children in year 5 a taste of what life in high school is like.




Autumn One 2017

During this first half term, year five students had the opportunity to visit QEMS, one of our local high schools, to take part in lessons from a selection of subject areas in a secondary school environment.  They absolutely loved their day, some of the highlights included creating soundscapes in music and creating 'Day of the Dead' masks in Art.  We had the opportunity to learn about forces in science, desert survival in geography and problem solving in maths.

In class, as part of the topic upon the plague, we have been getting into character, putting ourselves into the rotten shoes of a plague victim.  We have studied the impact that this terrible affliction had on local communities and have written our own 14th century diaries.  Come and read the gruesome details if you dare!



2016 - During the first half of the autumn term, Year Five explored Alchemy Island.  They followed a quest around this fictional island in search of gold.  They created maps and write fantasy narratives, as well as tracking their progress using grid references.  In P.E. Year Five worked upon their tennis skills.



Latest News

All things Spanish Club (September 2018) - 26th June 2018

Sports Day Reminder - Tuesday 26th June 2018 - 25th June 2018

Y5 St Francis DT day - 12th June 2018

New behaviour and discipline policy - 16th April 2018

Year 5 Food & Technology Workshop - 2nd February 2018

INSET DAY Friday 26th January - 25th January 2018

OFSTED Visit 16th January 2018 - 15th January 2018

St Elizabeth's School is open tomorrow, Tuesday 12th December - 11th December 2017

St Elizabeth's School is open tomorrow, Tuesday 12th December. Please allow extra time for your journey and take care on the surrounding roads and footpaths which may be icy. School pathways have been gritted for you to use. Can children please wear appropriate footwear for walking safely.

Note: A decision regarding the carol concert at StJohns Church will be made tomorrow, consideration will be given to weather conditions and safety.

Thank you.

Michelle Walsh, Head Teacher.

School closed due to snow Monday 11th December - 10th December 2017

Due to the extreme weather conditions unforunately school will be closed to pupils on Monday 11th December

Y5 Primary Challenge Workshop - 11th October 2017







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