St Augustine's Catholic Primary School

We try to follow Jesus by loving each other and caring for God's world

19 West End, Old Costessey, Norwich, NR8 5AG


Tel: 01603 743317

Year 5 work very hard each day to learn something new. Here are our recent achievements.


For the next few weeks Year 5 will be exploring fractions! 

In Maths, Year 5 have been using hot air balloons to learn about the ups and downs of life! This hot air balloon game enabled the children to grasp the tricky task of adding and subtracting both positive and negative numbers.






Year 5 looked at persuasive techniques. The first task involved some very serious debates between certain animals; is a shark or a mouse a better animal? The children all made an initial decision and then the task of some children was to persuade the other children that their animal was better, making them move further towards that particular animal.

In English, Year 5 have read the classic Epic 'Beowulf'. After writing their own short versions and even re-enacting the tale, the children then went on to start creating their very own Epic. 

Once the Epics were finished Year 5 shared their stories with their partner and gave feedback to each other.  

Re-enacting Beowulf


Year 5 will be looking at 'Forces' as their Topic work this half-term. Through a number of exciting experiments the children have been learning all about gravity, upthrust and friction, to name just a few. 


For the latter part of the autumn term Year 5's Topic was scintillating Space! In groups of 5-6 the children re-created, in as much detail as possible, certain space vehicles. 

Year 5's first Topic was Anglo-Saxons. 



Some examples of the amazing Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms maps.




Year 5 have started the term off re-visiting the topic of Creation. In pairs the children made 3d pictures representing each of the 7 days of Creation. 


You can see more of what we are doing on our Picture page.  Or visit our  Curriculum page to see the overview of our learning this term.