Year 5

5OS

 Ms Steadman & Ms Lynch

Ms Ackaah (TA)

5SG

Mr Green

Ms Nunns (TA)

Our Learning

Please use the links below to learn more about the topics we will be learning about this year.

Autumn Term - Invaders & Settlers: Anglo Saxons to Vikings

In this history topic, we learn about where Anglo Saxons and Vikings came from and where and why they settled in Britain. Using a range of sources, including archaeology, we learn about and compare the homes, customs and culture of these fascinating civilisations. To help us learn, we visit a museum and have a theatre company come to school to bring the Anglo Saxons and Vikings to life.

Spring Term - Maya

What’s so marvellous about the Maya?’ is the question we ask in Spring term. This exciting history topic gives us the opportunity to learn about an ancient non-European society and compare it with British history. We discover what daily life was like for the Mayans, focusing on aspects such as religion, art and food. This is brought to life by a visit from a theatre company who take us back in time and allow us to visit many different people who teach us about their lives, from religious sacrifices to binding of babies’ foreheads and even the game of Pok-A-Tok. Throughout this topic, we develop our skills as historians by questioning different interpretations of history and using sources to ask and answer questions about the past.

Summer Term - Mountains, Rivers & Coasts

Where do rivers come from? What is a mountain? Why is Great Britain the shape it is? These are all questions that are answered in this geography topic. We learn how physical processes such as erosion, deposition and transportation shape the landscape. To see for ourselves how rivers affect the land, we get very wet doing fieldwork at Horton Kirby.

For more information please download the Year 5 Context for Learning overview using the link below or visit our Curriculum page.


PE: Classes have two PE sessions per week, one indoor PE lesson and one outdoor PE lesson, please use the link below to access the PE timetable to find out what days your child's class has PE.

Please ensure that your child comes to school wearing the correct PE kit on the days they are scheduled to have a PE Lesson.  To find out more about the PE kit please click here.

Home Learning

English: We expect children to read at least 4-5 times a week and record this in their journal (to be signed by a parent/carer).

Maths:Maths homework will be done on Mathletics.  It will be set on a Friday and due on a Thursday.

Spellings: Class teachers will add spellings to the class stream on Google classroom.


Take-Away Tasks

Take-Away Tasks provide your child with optional homework opportunities linked to the term’s Context for Learning. Use the links below to access the take-away tasks for Year 5.