Welcome to Year 5.

The Year 5 team would like to welcome all children back after the half term! The children have worked really hard and we are really looking forward to this term! We have lots of exciting activities planned.

This term we will be exploring stories from other cultures with our book, ‘Journey to Jo’burg.’ We will be exploring the link between this story and apartheid. The book links with our Geography topic – ‘South Africa’ where we will be exploring the human and physical features of South Africa, rural and urban parts of South Africa, natural resources and the climate.

Our Science topic is ‘Earth and space’ this term. This will involve learning about different space theories, influential scientists, the order of the planets from the sun and why we have day and night and the seasons.

Some important information for Year 5 parents/carers:

  • Year 5 will have P.E./swimming on a Wednesday afternoon this half term, please ensure they have the correct kit.
  • Children will be taking part in music sessions on Monday mornings.
  • Children will have Spanish lessons of a 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. Reading books should be brought in on a Friday in preparation for them to being changed and given out on Mondays. Finally, a reminder that our homework menus are available via ClassDojo and our school website for the children to complete over the half term.


Year 5 Curriculum Overview

Knowledge Organiser – Year 5 – Earth and Space

Year 5 Geography Knowledge Organiser Autumn 2

Year 5 Home school sheet Autumn 2

Year 5 Homework Menu term Autumn 2


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