Welcome to Year 5

The Year 5 team would like to welcome all children back after Christmas! We hope the children have recharged their batteries and are ready for an exciting term in Year 5.

This term we will be starting a new book, ‘Journey to the River Sea’. We will be exploring themes in the book such deforestation and real life journeys. We will also be creating our own newspaper articles about deforestation. The book links with our Geography topic – the Amazon Rainforest.

Our Science topic this term is ‘life cycles’. We will be exploring life cycles of amphibians, mammals and marsupials. We will be focusing on the life cycle of a butterfly. We will be also dissecting a flower in order to be able to label the female and male parts of a flower.

Some important information for Year 5 parents/carers:

  • Year 5 will have P.E on Fridays.
  • Children will be taking part in Ukeules with Mr Rooney from Notre Dame Secondary School every Monday morning.
  • Children will have Spanish sessions each Thursday afternoon.


Year 5 teachers would like to encourage children to bring in water bottles and a piece of fruit for snack, if they wish. Homework is to be completed as and when during the term. We hope the children have lots of fun working through their menu! Spellings are to be practiced each week.

Year 5 Curriculum Overview 2022

Year 5 Home School Sheet Spring 1

Year 5 Homework Menu Spring 1

Year 5 Knowledge Organiser – Amazon Rainforest

Year 5 Science Knowledge Organiser – Life Cycles



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