St John Southworth Roman Catholic Primary School

Lomeshaye Road, Nelson BB9 0DQ

01282 613906

Welcome to Year Five!


This page is dedicated to all of the amazing things that happen within the world of Year Five. 

Photos and information about the exciting things that we are getting up to can also be found on our Facebook and Twitter pages:

Saint John Southworth RC Primary School, Nelson - Facebook

@SJSNelson - Twitter

Important information from Miss Scott and Mrs Broughton

We are so excited to welcome you into Year Five, we have an incredible year ahead of us.

PE Day - Spring Two: Thursday (come to school dressed in your PE kit) - Please note that from Spring Two this is also our swimming day - please see letter sent home for further information about swimming.

Reading and Spelling books: Books will be sent home daily and need to be brought back each day with your reading record. Spellings will be given out each Friday for a test the following week. 

Spring Two - Earthlings!

This half term, our topic is EARTHLINGS. This links to our science work where we will be investigating our planet and solar system as well as our English where our focus texts will have a Science-Fiction theme. Within our history we will be learning about the Ancient Islamic Civilisation and seeing how scholars of the time made some amazing discoveries. Please click on the links below to view some helpful knowledge organisers.

Space Knowledge Organiser

Ancient Islamic Civilisation Knowledge Organiser


Spring One - Food Glorious Food!

This half term, our topic is all about FOOD! This links to the work that we will be doing in geography as well as our English text, Oliver Twist. In Design Technology, we will be researching, designing and making our own tasty soup whilst in geography topics such as food miles and sustainability will be covered. This half term also included our whole school science week where we did lots of investigations exploring forces! We worked hard to make sure that we got reliable data and created fair tests!


Autumn Term - Look at what we got up to!

Autumn Term saw a very busy, creative and productive start for Year Five. We had our weekly Forest School sessions, where as well as lots of learning linked to our topics, we also learnt a wealth of life skills. This included experiences such as learning to build a stable shelter and how to light a fire. See the pictures below for an insight into our learning adventures!