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Year 5

Spring 2

Throughout this Lenten season, we will explore the greatest sacrifice of all, that of Jesus' life, in our RE topic of 'Memorial Sacrifice' and we will be focussing on the core principle of Family and Community. 

Our BIG QUESTION this half term is 'Crime or Punishment?' a fantastic topic diving into the changes of attitudes and government ruling throughout British history. This is supported by an amazing day out at the Tower of London (check out the gallery for some snaps!) and also links closely to our class text 'My Friend Walter' by Michael Morpurgo.

Spring 1

Happy New Year! As we begin 2023, we also begin new topics in our learning journey: in English we will explore persuasive writing influenced by our class text 'Alex Rider, Stormbreaker' by Anthony Horowitz; in Maths we will be converting between fractions, decimals and percentages; we'll be computational thinkers as we delve into spreadsheets in Computing and our BIG QUESTION in Science is 'Is it too late to change?'. 

This half term we will be focussing on the core principle of Human Dignity. 

Autumn 2

Welcome back - the days might be colder and the evenings are darker but we are still shining brightly in Year 5.

Our BIG QUESTION for this half term is ‘What’s out there?’ which kicks off with an exciting trip to the Science Museum and an immersive cinematic experience in the IMAX cinema. Throughout this half term we will be answering our big question through work in our Science topic on Earth and Space, in reading The War of the Worlds (a Science Fiction / Fantasy text) and through making an orrery (moving model of earth / moon orbiting the sun) in Design Technology so keep an eye out for some fantastic snaps of all the events we have coming up.

We will also begin our Advent topic in RE and this will kick start our exciting build up to Christmas!

Autumn 1

A very warm welcome to Year 5! We have made a fantastic start to the new academic year after our summer break. The children have settled in very well, and they are already enjoying their new topics for the Autumn term. Our class text at the moment is William Shakespeare's Macbeth, which we are very captivated by! Please find a list of recommended reading books that link to our History/Geography topic on the Reformation and Henry VIII this half term: