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St Peter's Roman Catholic Primary School

Live, Love and Learn


Year 5

Welcome to St Peter's Year 5 class page.

Our names are Miss McKeogh and Mrs Harrison. We work together as a team to make sure every day in school is as enjoyable for the Year 5 children as we can possibly make it.

We are looking forward to getting to know your children and watching their development this year. You can see below our end of year expectations for your children.  Please keep a close watch on this page for new photographs and snap-shots of your children's wonderful work and learning!


Thank you for your continued support,

Miss McKeogh

Year 5 teacher

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The Circulatory system

Our new topic in science is all about the human body and the circulatory system!

Today we got to dissect a lambs heart with Mrs McGarry! here are some of the pictures of us doing it! Yuck!!


Top Tips for Subtraction

This week we are revising our methods for column addition and subtraction and using these to tackle some problem solving and reasoning challenges.

Take a look at our top tips for column subtraction that might help you at home!

The Wright Brothers

The children in Year 5 have been learning about two famous scientists called the Wright Brothers. They were two American aviators, engineers, inventors and aviation pioneers who are generally credited with inventing, building and flying the world's first successful aeroplane.

Knowsley Safari Park

On 14th March we visited Knowsley Safari Park to learn more about animals and their habitats. We got to touch a snake, discover just how clever sea lions are and were even attacked by low-flying bats in a dark cave! Take a look at a few of the animals we spotted.


 Our Topic this half term is 'Forces'. Today we learnt how air resistance affects moving objects. We made some parachutes and tested them out. We had lots of FUN!!!

23rd January

We were very lucky today to be joined by Miss Hall who taught us all about religious icons, how they are created and the symbols and colours which are used in them. We created our own icons of St. Peter and some of us even used gold leaf to create halos, which was pretty fiddly!

Oliver Twist

In English, we studied Oliver Twist and thought about the message which Charles Dickens was trying to pass on to his readers at the time. We then converted events from the story into play scripts, which we rehearsed and acted out. Take a look at our work here:

12th October 2017

This week we have been carrying out our Middleton heritage trails - looking at the historic buildings and sites which make our home town such a special place. We have also looked at the facilities which could attract people to visit Middleton, such as the Arena and library.

In our English work, we will now be writing persuasive tourist leaflets to encourage people to visit these interesting attractions.

6th October 2017

In History, we have been learning about the Anglo-Saxons and this week looked at what village life would be like.

Each table was given some materials and the challenge to make their own model Anglo-Saxon village in half an hour. We we so impressed with their inventive results and excellent teamwork!

Take a look here:


29th September 2017

Our newly appointed Mini Vinnies have already been hard at work supporting our fundraising within school. 

They have welcomed visitors to the school and helped in selling cakes at today's coffee morning to raise money for Macmillan.