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Year 5


Year 5 Team - Miss Harvey (5Ha), Mrs Hoccom (5Ho) and Mrs Clifft

This Half Term


Our key text we will be focusing on is 'Kensuke's Kingdom' by Michael Murpurgo.

This is providing the base for learning across a few of our subjects. It will be inspiring our writing within our English lessons, we shall also be picking the text apart in our Reading sessions and discussing the different comprehension components as well as why the author has chosen to write the text in the way he has and the impact that it has on the story.


This term we will be looking at the Favelas and how they exist and the difference in the environment compared to where we live. There will also be a chance to compare what knowledge they have of the rainforest with the Favelas. Children will look at the human activity within the Favelas and the impact this has on them.


We will  will  be looking at Forces  (including learning about Sir Isaac Newton) and exploring Earth and Space. 


During the term we will be developing our drawing skills. We will start with our initial portrait drawings and then continue to develop our skills on facial features before completing another drawing which demonstrates skills they have learnt.   


We will be focusing on being respectful and showing commitment in relation to religions.


Over the term we will be looking at developing our hockey and tennis skills which will be taught by Mr Dovey.


French (MFL)
Miss Noakes will be teaching us our numbers, days of the week, months and clothes. 


Jigsaw (PSHE) 
Children will be discussing and completing work related to the topics ‘Me and my world’ and celebrating differences.


Design and Technology 
At the end of the term we will be creating our own night light using our knowledge of switches from Year 4.


Over the term we will look at two aspects of Computing - Digital Literacy (Online Safety) and Information Technology. We will be once again looking at our acceptable use policies and the SMART rules that we need to follow to become a good digital citizen. During our Information Technology lessons we are focusing on how data and information is stored and how technology makes the job easier to find relevant information. 



Previous Learning





Future Learning


Texts that we will be reading throughout the year as part of our English and Reading lessons.


Reading for pleasure books.


History - The Tudors
Geography - Fieldwork

Science - Properties of materials, Animals including humans and Sexual Health

Computing - Coding using Scratch and Networks

Art - Painting, Textiles, Print Making and Collage

Year 5 Gallery