Year 5

Welcome to Year 5

Have a look on our class page to see the exciting topics that we are exploring this year. We willl be looking at a range of historical, geographical and scientific subject areas to boaden our knowledge of the world. 

We hope you enjoy reading the brief introduction to each of our curriculum areas. Remember to follow us on Facebook to keep up to date with all our learning and expereinces of these engaging lessons. 

 

Autumn Term

Revolution

Are you listening, boy? What is 27 plus 45? Come on- faster now, we haven’t got all day!

Find out about super-strict schools by travelling back in time to a Victorian classroom. Make sure you’re on your best behaviour though as punishments are unquestionably terrible!

Discover a time when great minds thought new thoughts and ingenious inventors created so many things we take for granted today: the electric light bulb, the telephone and even the first flushing loo!

Let’s forge ahead to research a time when Victoria was Queen and Albert was Prince Consort, and when some people lived in slums while others prospered.

Take on the role of an important reformer and present your good causes to the Queen. Can you gain the support of wealthy sponsor?

Full steam ahead to the Victorian age!

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Beast Creator

A bug, a creepy-crawly, a beast! He’ll tickle your skin then go in for the sting!

Arachnids, invertebrates, 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- scorpions, ants and venomous spiders ... perhaps the Vespa mandarinia japonica is one that you fear?

Why not become a ‘Beast Creator’? Selectively breed a killer predator that saves the world from the super-strong aphid.

You’ll be a hero!

But I know an old lady who swallowed a fly. I don’t know why she swallowed a fly... perhaps she’ll die?

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Spring Term

Stargazers

Journey through space, the final frontier... Navigate beyond the Sun, the magnificent, blazing star at the centre of our solar system!

Investigate the eight planets- Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Take a look at the Moon, a celestial body that orbits Earth.

Programme a ‘rover’ to traverse a lunar landscape and work scientifically to investigate gravity... and what happens when there is none! Compare the time of day at different places on the Earth and use GPS satellite navigation systems to track hidden treasure! Get in a spin, making simple models of the solar system and listen to the haunting sounds of space-themed songs.

Then it’s three, two, one... BLAST OFF! Build and launch a rocket for an important test mission.

Exploring space is probably the greatest adventure that humankind has ever undertaken.  Are we alone or is there other life forms out there?

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Frozen Kingdom

Welcome to the planet’s coldest lands... vast wilds, hostile territories, incredibly beautiful yet often deadly. Take shelter from the elements or fall prey to icy winds and deepest chill. Trek bravely and valiantly across treacherous terrain to the ends of the Earth, treading deep in snow or pulled by a team of mighty sled dogs.

Be alert, for magnificent mammals roam these lands, sometimes hungry or fresh for a fight. Perhaps a hungry polar bear or an arctic fox; hunting rodents and swift as the wind!

Research facts and figures of climate, temperature, habitats and eco-systems and compose evocative poems about the Northern Lights.

Become part of an Antarctic rescue team, braving the elements to rescue terrified passengers from a ship struck by a deadly berg that hides deep beneath the Antarctic Ocean.

So wrap up well, everyone and settle by the fire. I’m just going outside and may be some time...

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