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Year 5


Teachers: Mr Wren and Miss Roe


Teaching Assistants: Mrs Britton, Mr Easterbrook and Mrs Tucker


Higher Level Teaching Assistant: Mrs Holten



Welcome to Year 5


Our topics this autumn:

Rivers- Journey of a droplet from source to mouth

Villainous Vikings


The first half term, we will focus much of our learning on finding out what a river is. With an exciting opportunity to do some fieldwork, we will be finding out how rivers can change along their course and their impact on the environment around them.


The second half term, will be focused on our enquiry; what did the Vikings want and how did Alfred help to stop them getting it? These fierce warriors sailed the oceans before invading and settling on the British Isles.



Literacy – to link to our topics on rivers and Vikings, we will be creating writing based on the non-fiction text Animalium by Jenny Broom and Viking Boy by Tony Bradman


Maths – Year 4 recap, place value (rounding, roman numerals, comparing, negative numbers and ordering numbers), addition and subtraction and statistics


Science – living things and their habitats and forces


P.E. – gymnastics and netball sessions


Geography – what is a River?


Historywhat did the Vikings want and how did Alfred help to stop them getting it?


R.E. – Christianity


Art – creating some batik art depicting their river creature created in literacy


Other subjects covered include: French, computing, PSHE and music.


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


Homework is given out on Thursday and will need to be returned by the following Tuesday.


Spelling activities will be sent out on a Thursday alongside the weekly homework. 


Important Start of Year Information for Year 5 Parents