St Joseph's Catholic

Primary School and Nursery

‘Growing in love, in the spirit of Christ, for the benefit of all’


Our new topic is Alchemy Island.


During this topic, we will be travelling through a portal to reach the mystical Alchemy Island. We will be taking photos around the school environment which we will use to create our own portals on the laptops.


Alchemy is the ancient study of how to turn basic materials into gold. We will be exploring Alchemy Island through the use of map work and coordinates, we will explore human and physical geography as well as the properties and changes of materials. This topic also looks at the different biomes and climate zones of the world. 

Our new topic is Off With Her Head! 


What sort of man would order the beheading of his wife? Was she really that bad? 


Travel back in time to the 1500s and meet the terrifying Tudors, a domineering dynasty which changed our history. 


During this topic, you will find out about the artist Hans Holbein. You will practice and refine your drawing and painting skills as you recreate famous portraits of the Tudor monarchs. 


You will find out about Henry VIII and his six wives! Discover why Henry VIII turned away from the Catholic church and started his own church - the Church of England. 


You will discover all there is to know about Tudor crime and punishment and will even hold your own Tudor court to discover more about the fate of Anne Boleyn! 





We have been learning about Tudor monarchs and have created miniature portraits to add to our display.

Following our lesson on the Battle of Bosworth, Year 5 have been incredibly busy creating Tudor Roses for our topic display.

Our first topic this term is ‘Pharaohs’. During this topic we will be learning all about Howard Carter’s discovery, Ancient Egyptian artwork, the role of the Pharaoh, the mummification process and the River Nile.


To mark the end of our topic, year 5 have collated all of their hard work to showcase their learning.