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Year 5

Amethyst Class
Class Teacher: Mr Holliday
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Weir

Aquamarine Class
Class Teacher: Mr Kimber
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Cresswell

Tourmaline Class
Class Teacher: Mrs Spillard
HLTA: Mrs Lake

Curriculum Information  
Parent Guide 

 

If you have any queries, please contact the Class Teacher.

Year 5 Cirriculum Letter Term 2

Year 5 Cirriculum Letter Term 3

Year 5 Cirriculum Letter Term 4

Term 3

 

In our reading sessions, children have really enjoyed the series of books by the author Morris Gleitzman.  We are currently on the third book of the series, After. Children have been really interested in the stories of Gleitzman relating to Nazi Germany and stories of survival in that time.    

In science the children have been exploring light this term and have enjoyed using the new  black out tent and LED light box.

  

 

 

Our topic this term has been Maya and the children have loved learning about their lifestyle and culture (including the gruesome facts about body modification and human sacrifice).

  

 

Year 5 had a fantastic last day, which we made our ‘Maya Day’. The children took part in three immersive workshops. 

 

We tasted some of the foods that we have today, but came originally from the ancient Maya.


 

We created some fantastic mosaics using Maya patterns.


 

FInally, we composed our own music in the style of the ancient Maya!

Term 2

During term 2, Year 5 have been studying World War 2 and how it affected everyday life. We have been looking at women at war, rations, all countries involved, propaganda, timelines and more.

The school trip to Dover Castle was a huge success and enjoyed by all. A huge well done to all pupils on their impeccable behaviour. We are very proud of you

 

As a year group, we have been reading the story of Felix, a Jewish boy, trying to find his parents during WW2. The children have enjoyed every page of ‘Once’ ( the title of the book) and have used their knowledge and understanding of the text to produce different styles of writing.

We have been looking at Earth and Space during our Science lessons and enjoyed a visit from the Astronomy Roadshow.

 

We have been looking at multiplication, area and perimeter, as well as reinforcing previous knowledge, like times tables, number bonds and rounding. The children have continued to enjoy Mathletics and have found a new love for TT Rock Stars. Please continue to enjoy this new programme at home.

Term 1

 

Year 5 have enjoyed a fantastic start to the year.  In English we have been focussing on Warhorse by Michael Morpurgo, where we have produced some powerful descriptive writing, journalistic articles and poetry.

Warhorse also ties in with our topic for the term of World War One.  We have worked hard to produce war inspired trenches and artwork.  This topic has inspired Year 5 this term with their book corner creations.

All Year 5 classes have done extremely well in Mathletics.  Huge congratulations to Tourmaline class who have achieved the highest amount of certificates across the whole school.  They previously ranked 17th in the world league table!