Welcome to Year 5: a place to thrive!


Meet the Team

Miss Redgrave                                  Mrs Smith

  miss-s-redgrave-teacherCarrie Smith


Welcome to Year 5

We hope that you will join us on our exciting learning journey this year and enjoy our updates.


Year 5 is an amazing year at Christ Church Academy. We face the challenge of preparing for our SAT exams in Year 6 and building the foundation for a transition to secondary school

We approach all of these challenges with a positive ’CAN DO ‘attitude and see all our hard work rewarded at the end of the year.

Please support us by reading with your child every night, practising their passport maths skills and undertaking homework tasks.

Read your child’s report card and ask them about ‘being green’ and ensure they have their PE kit.


Come into school and visit, we will be holding parent/student art activities this year




This term will begin by exploring the exciting world of pirates and gold. We will use the characters from Treasure Island to create amazing adventure stories which will excite our readers.


We will  study fractions and decimals this week. We will focus on adding and subtracting fractions, finding equivalent fractions and recognising the value of decimals. We will use this knowledge to solve problems involving fractions, decimals and percentages.

.It is vital the children learn their times tables before they begin Year 6 so please keep practising these at home and encourage your child to do as much maths facts passport homework as possible.

We aim to have every child confident with all written methods before they start Year 6 and knowing all of these key facts will help them succeed in Year 6.

.Art and Design

Year 5 will be create Art from around South America. We will build our own Amazon rainforest and favela.

Religious Education 

The children will study the life of Jesus this half term and how he has influenced the life choices of Christians around the world.


Physical Education

We will be learning how to successfully participate in team games such as Basketball. We will practise our ball skills focusing on passing and intercepting. We will as allows focus on good sportsmanship and a positive attitude towards team mates and opponents.We will understand the importance of having roles within a team and that patience and communication are essential in all games.


We will continue to have weekly guitar lessons on Wednesday afternoons


Year 5 will be studying the Aztecs. We will explore life during this time period and make comparisons with life today.