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St Gregory's Catholic Primary School Part of The Stella Maris Catholic Federation

Curriculum Content

Spring Term


In English, we are studying the text 'The Spiderwick Chronicles - Lucinda's Secret'

We will spend time exploring the text and learning the story to help us to create a suspense narrative of our own!


This term, our topic in Year 5 is 'Beast Creator'.

A bug, a creepy-crawly, a beast. He’ll tickle your skin then go in for the sting. Arachnids, insects, molluscs and myriapods, hiding in nooks and beneath darkened rocks. Come search for these minibeasts, and let’s sort them out. How many legs? How many wings? Who does it eat and who eats it? Can you classify it? Can you draw it or make it? Build a bug hotel or a wonderful wormery, then watch them wriggle and burrow, mixing earth as they go. Discover where in the world you’ll find the deadliest beasts. Perhaps the Vespa mandarinia japonica is the one that you fear? Why not become a beast creator? Selectively breed a killer predator that saves the world from the super strong aphid. You’ll be a hero. ‘There was an old lady who swallowed a fly. I don’t know why she swallowed a fly. Perhaps she’ll die?’


In Science this term, we will be learning about 'Human Reproduction and Ageing'.

This project teaches children about animal life cycles, including the human life cycle. They explore human growth and development to old age, including the changes experienced during puberty and human reproduction.