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

Year 5 - Silver Birch

Hello and Welcome to Silver Birch Class.


Mrs Bunkham and Mrs Harding are our teachers


  Welcome to Year 5.  As we move into Upper Key Stage 2 the children develop greater independence and responsibility for their learning.


Mrs Bunkham is in Monday to Wednesday and Mrs Harding is in Thursdays and Fridays.  


Although not every day is the same, it usually follows this pattern.


8:40am - 9:10amEarly Work and Registers
9:10am - 10:30amMaths or RE and Gospel Worship
10:30am - 10:45amMorning Break
10:45am - 12:15pmEnglish
12:15pm - 1:05pmLunchtime
1:05pm - 2:05pm

Afternoon Session 1

Foundation Subjects - Geography / History / Science and RE

2:05pm - 3:05pm

Afternoon Session 2

Foundation Subjects - Art / DT / PSHE

3:10pm - 3:30pmHome Time / Children Read and Finish off Work


Outdoor PE is on a Wednesday.  Homework is handed out and collected in on Fridays.


Our Curriculum


Below is a link to our curriculum map which shows the great range of topics we study across the year group including ‘Changing Power of the Monarchy’ and Rivers.  We enjoy learning in a creative way and try to incorporate drama across the curriculum.  In English we study a range of stimulating text, including novels such as ‘Journey to the River Sea,’ to inspire our own writing. In maths we continue to build on our number skills and accuracy in written calculations.  We study fractions, decimals and percentages as well as shape and data.


Things That Can Help Your Learning


Regular practice of timetables will help build fluency - TT Rock Stars

Homework and extra practice of maths can be found at MyMaths


Practice of spelling, grammar and punctuation is always helpful to improve writing skills.  This can be done at SPAG




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 catholic Social Teaching, Advent, Lent, and Revelation.


We are busy planning trips to enhance the Year 5 curriculum.  As part of our science topic on Space we will be visiting Winchester Science Museum in the summer term.

If you have any questions or there is anything urgent that you think we need to know, please contact the school Office either by phone 01252 542511 or email