Year 5

Welcome to Year 5. In this year group, Miss Parker, Miss Patmore and Miss Riddell are the class teachers and Miss Burr and Miss Gosling are the teaching assistants.

On this page, you can find out about the learning that takes place in these classrooms. Our learning links to specific topics that are designed to be taught across each full term. You can use this page to find out more about the topics we focus on. The page also contains a summary of what we will learn about in each topic. We hope you enjoy having a look at our page!

This term our topic is called 'World of Water'.


History, Geography and Science

In Geography, we will be learning about the features of a river, including a first-hand experience at Snipe Dales Nature Reserve. We will also be learning about the water cycle, rivers which pass through major cities and how we can prevent flooding. In History, we will be delving into the history of the River Thames which hosted events such as frost fairs. In Science, Charles Darwin will enlighten us to his theory of evolution. We will be investigating natural selection, observing inheritable traits and finding out about the common ancestors of modern humans. 

The Arts

Throughout this term, children will develop their sewing skills and will be able to talk about a wide range of stitches and sewing techniques. Children will also take part in a waterfall themed project, where they will have the opportunity to make their own felt, adding detail through stitching or weaving.

PE and Healthy Lifestyles

In football this term, we will be learning how to pass and recieve a ball with accuracy, use disguise to get past a defender and use appropriate power to pass the ball over a long distance. We will also be developing our skills in dance. As part of our Healthy Lifestyles curriculum, children will learn the importance of warming up and cooling down before and after exercise. There will also be an opportunity to learn about nutrition through cookery lessons.

Learning for Life

To enhance our Life Skills curriculum, children will be taking part in enterprise lessons throughout this term with the goal of creating their own class business. Each class will have the opportunity to develop their enterprise skills throughout the term focussing on risk taking, problem solving, team work and decision making. This term we hope to use the money raised from our Enterprise project to donate to a charity who helps with plastic pollution. Children will regularly participate in debates around current news topics as part of our Tolerance curriculum, developing their communication and active listening skills through these sessions. As part of Life Sim, children will learn how to save money through comparison shopping and make a cup of tea or coffee.

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