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Year 5

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Welcome to Year 5


Teachers:_ Miss Swinney and Mr Drew

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Holten, Mr Easterbrook, Mrs Pearson, Mrs Higman


Summer Term


Our topic this term is ‘The Gift of the Nile’

This term we’ll be studying the Egyptians in history and will be linking most of our literacy to this topic. Our geography will focus on rivers.


Key concepts being taught this term: 

English – instructions, explanation writing and significant authors.


Maths – decimals, percentages, shape and measure.


Science – Life Cycles, animals, properties of materials.


Computing- E-Safety, Programming, Data handling.


Art- Drawing and Painting Skills (pencil sketching, colour mixing), clay modelling.


Music – singing and composition.


History - Egyptians.


Geography – Rivers.


P.E and Games – Rounders, Dance, Athletics, Hockey.


R.E- Christianity and Buddhism.


PSHCE – lessons based on a book called ‘The Heartstone Odyssey’.


French – continuation from Year 4 with further vocabulary and sentence building.



Our P.E. days are on: Tuesday (outdoor) and Friday (indoor).


Homework is given out on Friday and due in on the following Thursday.



Reading records are collected every Friday, ready for the new ‘Reading Around the World’ bookmarks to be stamped and given to the children.


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