St Ambrose Catholic Primary School

Grow through the love of Jesus

Year 5

Welcome to Year 5.

This half term we are learning:


For the whole of this term we are focusing upon decimals.  

  • adding decimals with the same number of decimal places
  • subtracting decimals with the same number of decimal places
  • adding and subtracting decimals with a different number of decimal places
  • adding and subtracting wholes and decimals
  • decimals and sequences
  • multiplying by 10, 100 and 1000
  • dividing by 10, 100 and 1000


  • Weeks 1 - 2:  Newspaper reports - we will be writing a report on the Daredevil, Annie Edson Taylor
  • Weeks 3 - 5:  Quest stories linked to the picture book 'Journey'

RE:  Life in the Risen Christ

  • To know that Jesus is risen from the dead.  To reflect on what the resurrection of Jesus means for us.
  •  To understand the meaning of the Resurrection.  To reflect on the importance of the Resurrection for us.
  • To know that the Spirit of Jesus works in many ways.   To reflect on the Spirit at work in the Church.

  • To know that Jesus is present among us in different ways.  To reflect on how we can be present with Jesus.

  • To know that there are different ways of praying.  To explore different ways of praying.

  • To understand how Jesus teaches us to pray.  To reflect on the importance of prayer for us.

It is our class assembly on Wednesday 8th May at 9.10 in the school hall.

Other Subjects:

Science:  Animals including humans 

Geography:  The continent of North America with a focus upon the region of Niagara Falls

Design Technology:  Structures - we will be designing and building bridges

Computing:  Code Breakers - binary codes, QR codes.  

Our homework for this half term is:


Continue in the use of the prodigy app, practise your times tables


Reading books - children need to continue to read widely and for their enjoyment.  

Weekly spellings in your spelling journal, practise the year 5 and 6 spellings

Children will be given their Thursday Big Write on a Monday morning.  They will be writing a Newspaper Report and Quest Stories.



Year 5 PE is timetabled on:  Thursday

Please ensure your child's PE kit is in school on the above day.

PE kit is white t-shirt, black shorts and pumps / trainers.  During the winter, children may wear black or blue jogging bottoms.

Class Mission Statement

Vision Statement

We at St Ambrose School will grow in the love and service of Jesus and fulfil our potential within a community where everyone is valued.


Mission Statement 

The Mission Statement is for all St Ambrose community

young and old, and is the foundation of the school’s purpose.

  • My Catholic School gives me everything I need; our teachers protect us so we are safe.  
  • We always keep in contact with our church and our families.
  • Through excellent work and good attitude, we can help everyone to improve.
  • Everybody in our school can celebrate success in many different ways.
  • We are all friends and apologise when we have upset each other.
  • In our Catholic School we honour the sacraments and we learn more about Jesus and God in our journey of faith.
  • Our school helps us to be happy and independent learners as we get older.
  • We want to be treated with love to achieve our dreams so we can be happy in our future.