Welcome to Year 5!
We would like to welcome all of our new children and their families to Year 5. We are very much looking forward to working with you all this year.
Miss Roper and Mr. Lewis are the class teachers in Turner and Lowry respectively. Year 5 is also supported by Mrs Foy, Mrs Barlow and Mrs Joseph.
Year Group Information
In line with the current guidelines, the children will have the opportunity to take part in a range of sports this year. In the Autumn term, our P.E. lessons will focus on ‘team games’, ‘sending and receiving’ and dance. During Spring term, we will be focusing on ‘fitness for children’, gymnastics and swimming. We will finish the year by completing different ‘sending and receiving’ activities and a range of outdoor adventurous activities.
Year 5 will be continuing with their weekly Music lessons and this year, they will be learning to play the ukulele.
Our curriculum and topics are designed to excite our pupils and enthuse them in their learning. Each topic has been carefully created to teach a wide range of skills and knowledge, whilst covering all aspects of the National Curriculum.
Autumn Term Topic – Sow, Grow and Farm.
To start our year, we will begin by learning all about allotments and different types of farming. From looking at the features and characteristics of land use in agricultural regions across the world, to exploring a range of significant environmental areas. We will conclude the topic with our very own ‘business’ project, where children will design their very own market gardening business, evaluating the factors we have learned about that are important for successfully growing, distributing and selling our produce!
Autumn Term – Time Traveller
Time stops for no man – not even us! We will meet people from different generations to find out what life was like in the past and we will predict how things might change in the future. Using real portraits from the past for inspiration, we will write character descriptions about the people in them. We will create a timeline of our lives and watch a time lapse of human development. By taking close up photographs, we will be able to create our own Andy Warhol style prints. Smile please!
Spring Term – Revolution
This topic is a firm favourite with many of our children, so let’s hop on a steam train and travel back in time to the Victorian era! We will use non-fiction books to research Victorian education and people, including famous inventors, reformers and Queen Victoria herself. Then, we will write non-chronological reports and biographies using a range of materials. During our visit to Iron Bridge, we will learn about life as a Victorian. Back at school we will learn the three ‘Rs’ and take part in cooking, sewing and woodwork lessons, just like a child in a Victorian school. We will learn about crime and punishment and find out what life was like in a Victoria workhouse. How things have changed!
Summer Term - Alchemy Island (1)
This half term, we will read magical stories that will inspire our own story writing. Our Geography skills will improve as we investigate maps of Alchemy Island, plotting routes and using co-ordinates. We will be examining samples from the island, exploring the properties of materials and experimenting with changes of state. If we are going to find gold, we had better find out all about it!
For the final half term of Year 5, we will be learning about ancient Egypt, researching the importance of the River Nile, finding out why pharaohs were so powerful and unravelling the secrets of ancient tombs. Enjoy creating your very own nemes to really look the part! We will also learn how bodies were prepared for the afterlife, by becoming apprentices to a chief embalmer and helping him prepare a ‘body!’
Further detailed information can be found on the “Curriculum” pages of our website.
We welcome communication between home and school. Parents are encouraged to contact staff via ‘Class Dojo’ or by phoning the school office.