St Patrick's Catholic Primary School

With Christ as our guide and example we celebrate the uniqueness of the individual.

Together we will try to:

Learn from Jesus,

Love like Jesus,

Live like Jesus

Silver Birch - Year 5

Hello and welcome to Silver Birch Class.

Mrs Bunkham and Mrs Harding are our teachers


Not every day is the same, but it usually follows this pattern:


Early Work and Registers


Maths or RE and Gospel Worship


Morning Break






Afternoon Session 1: Foundation subjects- Geography/History/Science and RE


Afternoon Session 2: Foundation subjects- Art/DT/PSE


Home Time            Children read and finish off work.


Things that help us learn

We enjoy learning in a creative way and try to incorporate Drama across the Curriculum.

In English we read a range of literature, both modern and classic, and also explore series of books by prominent authors, such as Anthony Browne.


Our Curriculum Map

Our Year 5 Curriculum is broad and varied. For Geography and History, we study Rivers and Mountains; Earth and Space; The Victorians: Golden Age or Dark Age? and The Egyptians.

The Science programme includes: Materials; Space; Forces, and Animals and Plants.



Our learning in RE follows the God Matter's programme provided by the Diocese of Portsmouth. Together, we learn about the Catholic faith and other world faiths through topics such as Prayers, Saints and Feasts, Advent, Lent, and Revelation.



Amongst other trips in Year 5, we visit Milestones Museum to support our Victorian topic and Dapdune Wharf as part of our Rivers study. Owing to the pandemic, we are waiting to see if these visits can still take place. However, we did manage to spend two days at Runways End Outdoor Centre in October. We will keep you updated if there are any changes and if we are able to go on any virtual visits.

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 542511 or by email at