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Welcome to Year 5

5CG          Mr Grierson                    

5CW         Mr Astley-Cooper            

5CW         Mrs Whidden                  

Please click on the following link to view our welcome video

Key Information:


Drop off is from 8:50 - 9:00 via car park entrance. The children will be met by their teacher on the playground ready to take them into class.

Please limit items the children bring in to school.  They should only need to bring a coat and a water bottle (and a packed lunch if required). Each child will receive a pencil case which should cater for their needs. If the children wish to bring in some colouring pencils then these must remain in school. We would encourage only small packs so that they may be incorporated into their school pencil case.  


Our PE days are Monday(outdoor) and Wednesday(indoor). PE kit is to be worn to school on these days. PE kit consists of black shorts or joggers, a house coloured tee shirt (or polo shirt) and trainers. 


Home Learning Expectations:


Children should be reading at home for a minimum of 10 minutes every day as this equates to one year's extra progress.

Continued practise of their times tables has a huge impact on their confidence and fluency in Maths. They could use TTRockstars (Login details can be found in the front of their reading records) or quick fire questions. 


We still have our topic based project home learning ideas and if these are completed, please share the outcomes on ClassDojo where we will be able to share them with the whole class. 

Term 1 - Pharaohs:

We are starting the year with a history based topic focusing on Ancient Egypt. Take a look at the knowledge organiser for an overview of what we will be covering.

Term 2 - Stargazers:

Our next topic takes us on a journey through our solar system and beyond. Take a look at the knowledge organiser for an overview of what we will be covering.

Term 3 - Off With Her Head:

Our next topic takes us back in time to meet the terrifying Tudors!


During this half term, we’ll meet a very important figure from history who will give us a problem to solve. Online research will help us to write biographies about influential people of the period, and we’ll use source materials to create a Tudor timeline. Tudor portraits will provide us with the inspiration to create royal paintings.  Our geography skills will help us to compare maps of Tudor London to present day London and plot Anne Boleyn’s journey to her execution. Internet research will help us learn more about Henry’s life, his marriages and his break from the Roman Catholic church.


Take a look at the knowledge organiser for a in depth overview of what we will be covering.

Term 4 - Scream Machine:

Roll up, roll up. You’re going on a day trip to a theme park, to soak up the unique sights, smells and sounds of the fair. Learn about the science behind roller coasters and write poems that are shaped as a loop the loop. Design a theme park and show your ideas on a digital map. Time for some mini investigations. Cam mechanisms, pendulums, pulleys and prototypes. Let’s go behind the scenes to see forces at work. Good news. The engineers at ‘Scream Towers’ love your work and want you to build a death defying new drop ride for their theme park. Make a working model and test it out with uncooked eggs. Cracking stuff. Okay, ready to ride? Don’t forget to scream if you want to go faster.

Term 5&6 - Beast Creator:

A bug, a creepy-crawly, a beast. He’ll tickle your skin then go in for the sting. Arachnids, insects, molluscs and myriapods, hiding in nooks and beneath darkened rocks. Come search for these minibeasts, and let’s sort them out. How many legs? How many wings? Who does it eat and who eats it? Can you classify it? Can you draw it or make it? Build a bug hotel or a wonderful wormery, then watch them wriggle and burrow, mixing earth as they go. Discover where in the world you’ll find the deadliest beasts. Perhaps the Vespa mandarinia japonica is the one that you fear? Why not become a beast creator? Selectively breed a killer predator that saves the world from the super strong aphid. 

Home Learning:

There is a selection of home learning activities covering a range of skills. As stated above, please share the outcomes on ClassDojo where we will be able to share and celebrate them with the whole class.