School tours available on the first Wednesday of every month. Come along for a short talk from the Headteacher followed by a tour of the school. Book your place via the School Tours page. St Scholastica’s welcomes children of all faiths and none. You do not have to be a Catholic to attend our school.

Year 5 - St Josephine Bakhita

"The Lord has loved me so much: we must love everyone...we must be compassionate!"
St Josephine Bakhita
Welcome to the class page for Year 5, here you will find out some information about our learning and expectations. Year 5 marks the beginning of Upper Key Stage 2, which means that you are nearing the end of your Primary school journey!
St Josephine Bakhita, pray for us!
Our Patron Saint, Saint Josephine Bakhita is an African saint, who was born in Sudan around 1869, and died on 8 February 1947, in Italy. She was taken as a slave in her early life by Arab traders and suffered a difficult life, until her eventual freedom in Italy. There, Josephine became a nun with the Canossian Daughters of Charity and lived and worked with them for 45 years. She was declared a saint on 1 October 2000 by Pope John Paul II.
Her life also encapsulates how freeing coming to faith can be. Through getting to know God in a personal, intimate way she was able to put an awful past behind her, forgive her captors and live a life full of joy from that point onwards.
Throughout the year we learn about and pray to Josephine Bakhita. We celebrate her feast day on 8th February.
In Year 5, you will prepare yourself for the responsibilities and challenges that lie ahead in Year 6 whilst also learning to become proactive and independent learners who take pride and ownership of their work and understanding.
Year 5 is an exciting year because we go on our residential trip to Kench Hill, where we learn a variety of outdoor skills and take part in exciting activities. We also have swimming lessons because it is an important life skill to have and practice. I look forward to our year of learning together where I can't wait to see the role models you will become.

Year 5’s Useful Information:
- PE is on Tuesdays mornings.
- Homework is assigned on a Friday and due by the following Wednesday.
- Spelling tests are on Friday, the spelling words are at the back of your reading record.
- Home reading is expected for at least thirty minutes daily, with a parent's comment in your reading record.


We change reading books every Tuesday. It is important that children bring their books and reading records every day to school. Teachers and support staff read these books with the children in the mornings and make comments in their reading journals regularly. Teachers will also move children to the next reading level when appropriate.


Maths and literacy homework are set on Education City every Tuesday. Children are given out passwords and logins at the start of the year.


Parental/ carer support:

The best way parents can help is by taking an interest in learning and progress. This can be achieved simply by asking children about their day, checking Class Dojo for updates and supporting children with their homework. It is also important that children get a good night’s sleep and that they come to school in full uniform with their reading record and books ready to learn.

We are committed to developing a good relationship with parents and feel communication is key to this. We have parents evening in the Autumn and Spring terms. A written report is ent home at the end of the Summer Term with an optional parents meeting should parents wish. If you want to speak to teachers about something briefly you can speak to them in the morning or evening at the door. If you wish to organise a meeting with the teacher, you can do so through the office.


How parents/carers can help with reading:

  • Listen to your child read every night for at least 15 minutes and record in reading record.         
  • Join and visit your local library regularly                                                                                                 
  • Read picture books to you child before bed to promote a love of reading.