St Wilfrid's Catholic Primary School Ripon

Summer Term 2024

Year 6 - Hoodies

Our Year 6 children celebrated the end of SATs with their leavers' hoodies.  

DT - combining fabric shapes

In Class 5, we have started our DT project and this will continue into next half term when hopefully we will complete a piece of summer bunting!

Footprints Treat 

Having fun in Spa Park -  a Class 5 reward for having achieved their 'Footprints'. 

Spring Term 2024 

Street Child

Our History topic is the Victorians and as part of this we are looking at a range of Victorian novels. 

Find the link below to 'Street Child,' the story tells us about Jim's life; we will follow his journey and see how his life unfolds. Is there any chance of a happy ending for this little boy?

Here is a link to a e-book version of Street Child  /docs/Street-Child-Ebook__1_.pdf


PSHE - First Aid workshop

During our workshop the children learned important life saving skills such as CPR and how to assist a person who is choking.  The children were actively engaged in practical activities and had a very informative and fun session.

PE - Netball and football


Science - Life Science Centre

As part of Science Week the children in Class 5 visited the Life Science Centre in Newcastle.  The day was super busy with interactive activities, a planetarium show and workshop, a science theatre light show and an extreme materials workshop.  We hope you enjoy looking at the photographs of our science day.


 Interactive Zones - Wow 

Extreme materials workshop -  In this workshop the children were challenged to discover which materials were most suitable for building in the extreme conditions of Antarctica.   The children tested materials for their strength, insulation and absorption properties.



The Planetarium - we learnt about different constellations and even took a rocket journey to the moon.   

 Science Theatre Show



Design Technology

 The children in class 5 have been creative making their bird hides.  They designed, constructed and camouflaged their framed structures and evaluated their final pieces of work. 

Viking Boy

Please find the chapters for Viking Boy to support you at home.


Chapter 1 

Chapter 2 

Chapter 3 

Chapter 4 

Chapter 5 

Chapter 6  

Chapter 7 

Chapter 8 

Chapter 9 

Chapter 10 

Chapter 11 

Chapter 12 

Candlemas Event

Mrs Allen accompanied some Year 5 and 6 pupils to Ripon Cathedral to create their Candlemas design out of candles.

Autumn Term 2023


In our Science lessons this term we have been learning about electricity.  Using our skills and new learning we were able to make electrical cards ready for Christmas.



Advent around the World

 In Class 5 the children learnt about the Legend of the Poinsettia and how the plant links to Christmas.  









This half term in Design Technology lessons the children in Class 5 have designed, made and evaluated their Christmas biscuit.  We hope you enjoyed your present.


Residential - Marrick Priory

 We had a fabulous weekend in the Yorkshire Dales team building and enjoying outdoor activities.  Although it was cold we all kept active, challenged ourselves and moved out of our comfort zones.  







Harry Potter day

Magic and wizardry were evident in upper school on our wonderful Harry Potter day.  The children in class 5 entered Hogwarts and had lessons in potions and herbology.  It was a great day and thank you for the wonderful costumes.




Class 5  learning - start of new year

The children in class 5 have had an exciting start to the school year.  We have had a Parliament workshop and an autistic awareness workshop.  In Geography the children modelled coastal features from playdoh.