St Teresa's Catholic Primary School

2022 - 2023

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Welcome back after the Christmas break! Please see below the Year 5 Spring overview, RE objectives

and the Spellings (Spring 1) for this term. Please note that we will be swimming for P.E on Fridays

and children are to wear their school uniform on this day - not forgetting to bring their swimming kits.

Thank you,

Miss Gold.


Sisters Minor of Saint Francis Visit

On Thursday 20th and Friday 21st October, the Sisters Minor of St Francis came to visit St Teresa’s. An engaging morning session was experienced with singing and questioning - pupils could ask the Sisters questions about their vocation to become a Sister and their Catholic faith. A second session with the Sisters enabled the children to do some craft work, making individual Rosary Beads. We then shared and said a decade of The Rosary together. A big thank you to the Sisters Minor of St Francis for their visit. 

Visit to the Shri Venkateswara (Balaji) Temple - 18th October 2022

On Tuesday 18th October, Year 5 went on an informative trip to the Shri Venkateswara (Balaji) Temple. Located in Tividale, the temple is one of the largest functioning Hindu temples in Europe. It is dedicated, in the Vaishnava tradition, to a form of the Hindu god Vishnu. Year 5 enjoyed a tour around the different areas of the temple whilst observing the many colourful and ornate statues. Well done to all of the children for their fantastic behavior, maturity and respect throughout the morning! Please have a look at our photos form the trip below. Click each image to enlarge them!


Year 5, the videos below will support your knowledge and understanding of multiplication and division by 10, 100 & 1000. Please take the time to watch them. Thank you. 


As part of their Woodlands and Forests unit, Year 5 have been working hard in Geography to understand the conditions needed for the types of trees and plants which grow in the UK. This is all linked to biomes. Biomes are areas of the planet with similar climateslandscapesanimals and plants. What lives in each biome depends on:

  • how warm or cold it is
  • how dry or wet it is
  • how fertile the soil is

The animals in a biome depend on plants for food. The plants in a biome can also depend on the animals to spread pollen and seeds so new plants can grow. So both plants and animals rely on each other to stay alive. Have a look at the map below. What is the name of the biome for where we live?



Black History Month has been marked in the UK for more than 30 years and takes place during the month of October.  It is held to highlight and celebrate the achievements and contributions of the black community in the UK. This week, Year 5 have explored a range of influential black men and women from the UK and around the world in their literacy lessons, as part of their biography writing unit. Read below to find out about these fascinating individuals and click here for the Newsround Black History information pages. 

Kingswood  Residential Photos:-

Thank you for attending the parent briefing on Thursday 15th September.

The slides from the presentation and the Autumn Term overview are shared below.

Thank you.   

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