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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5


What a fantastic start to the new school year! Year 5 have settled in amazingly and we are already in full swing with our curriculum. It has been so lovely to watch this class grow over Year 4 and continue with them on their journey through Year 5, it has helped everyone (including me) settle in! We have lots to look forward to this year!

Mrs Henderson and Miss Taylor (our lovely new teaching assistant!)

Fun in the sun!


Autumn Term

This term our curriculum for History, Geography, Art and Design and Technology is taught through our 'Back to the Dark Ages' learning. We take a step back in time to learn about the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, why they invaded and their daily life. A real-life Anglo-Saxon will even be visiting us in October! For DT we will be designing and making Viking longboats - I am looking forward to seeing the children develop their skills and knowledge from Year 4 when they made Roman catapults. Look out for our virtual 'Come and Share' and 'Time to Shine' sessions, where you can get a closer look at their learning!


Our English is based around the text 'The Nowhere Emporium' by Ross MacKenzie, which the children are loving. Already they have produced some amazing writing. We will go on to look at the poem 'Silver' by Walter de la Mere later in the term.


In Science we are investigating Earth and Space. We had an interesting discussion after looking at evidence for a flat Earth or a spherical Earth! I am looking forward to us all finding out more about the planets and the solar system this half term.

Children leading our weekly Learning Forum - child leadership

Children leading our weekly Learning Forum based on our school values. This half term is Identity.


Outdoor PE with @sbitc as part of their Move and Learn project for Year 5 this half term.