Year 5 2018/19

Hello and welcome to Y5!

The teachers this year are Mr Sandrey and Mr Matthews. Between Monday and Wednesday we are fortunate to have extra support from the very talented Mrs Walker. Mrs Shutt and Miss Hale are our wonderful teaching assistants.

Our P.E. days are Thursday and Friday and we would like children to have both indoor and outdoor kits in school as we will be working outside as often as the weather permits.

Spring Term

In Year 5, as part of our Crime and Punishment topic, the children will be visiting The National Justice Museum in Nottingham to fully immerse ourselves into the Victorian era. This fantastic excursion will provide the children with an immersive opportunity to discover and explore what life was like in a Victorian Courtroom, as well as becoming CSI experts solving a mysterious event. This is one of our #moments.

As Scientists, the children will be dissecting flowers and studying the primary parts, establishing the requirements for growth and understanding the varying life cycles that plants undergo.

As Historians, the children in Y5 will be learning about the notion of Crime and Punishment across many different time periods. They will investigate the variety of crimes that were committed during Roman, Anglo-Saxon, Tudor and Victorian time periods. In doing so, the children will be able to identify the fairness of the punishments and sanctions omitted, whilst comparing and contrasting the ramifications in modern society for similar crimes within society.

Our Year 5 Curriculum Overview - 2018/19 Spring Term is available to download.

The Year 5 Home Learning Menu - 2018/19 Spring Term is also available.

Autumn Term

This term, the eager, brave learners and adventurers of Year 5 are travelling back in time to Ancient Greece. Whilst sunning themselves in Ancient Greece, they will witness the birth of modern democracy and how it has influenced the political system in the United Kingdom.

As well as that, they will voyage across Europe by discovering the origins of the Ancient Greek Empire, how it expanded and ultimately how it fell. Not only that, they will be delving deep into the family problems present on Mount Olympus as they become more familiar with the Ancient Greek gods and goddesses.

Later in the term, these intrepid voyagers will also become Ancient Greeks for the day, taking lessons from the Ancient Greeks themselves before indulging in a Greek feast fit for mighty Zeus himself.

Our Year 5 Curriculum Overview - 2018/19 Autumn Term is available to download.

The Year 5 Home Learning Menu - 2018/19 Autumn Term is also available.

Our recommended reading list comprises of:

Beetle Boy by MG Leonard

Boy in the Tower by Polly Ho-Yen

The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell

The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis

The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo

Clockwork by Philip Pullman

Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke