Welcome to Year 5

Welcome back, we hope everybody had a lovely break and we are really looking forward to beginning our new term.

We will begin this half term with our new book ‘King Arthur. This will link with most of our other subject. In History will be exploring – ‘Were the Anglo-Saxons really smashing?’ Children have had the opportunity to set the questions they would like to answer along their learning journey. We will begin by researching all about the Anglo-Saxons and how they influenced Britain today. Children will become the Angles & Saxons and invade another settlement in school. We will then look at how Anglo Saxons lived and their settlements.

Our Science topic is called ‘Do all plants and animals start life as an egg?’ This will involve looking at different food chains and life cycles! We will be exploring the life of David Attenborough and looking closely at his work and documentaries – inspiring us to record our own documentary.

In ICT, we will be enhancing our digital media and the web skills by designing and building our own website exploring Sutton Hoo.

In Art, we will be exploring, designing, printing and evaluating our own Anglo-Saxon inspired shields with Celtic designs.

Some important information for Year 5 parents/carers:

  • Year 5 will have P.E. on a Thursday this half term, therefore please ensure that your child has a P.E.kit every week
  • Children will be taking part in guitar sessions with Mr Rooney.

Year 5 teachers would like to encourage children to bring in water bottles and a piece of fruit for snack, if they wish. Book bags should be brought in everyday so children do not miss any opportunities to read to an adult. Homework will be given on a Thursday and should be returned to school on a Wednesday. Homework club will be on a Thursday until 3.50pm.

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