We will begin this half term with our new History topic – ‘The English Civil War’. We will begin by researching all about King Charles I and the English civil war – exploring the famous ‘Roundheads and Cavaliers’. We will look at the execution of King Charles I and how Oliver Cromwell stopped the British monarchy. Finally, we will explore the Great Fire of London and the writings of Samuel Pepys.

Our new film narrative, ‘The Piano’, by exploring the emotions shown in this film and we will look at the C’s and S’s of film making.

We will also be continuing with our Science topic which is ‘Life cycles’. We will explore life cycles of living things including animals and plants and identifying similarities and differences.

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 ukulele sessions with Mr Rooney every Monday

Year 5 teachers would like to encourage children to bring in water bottles and a piece of fruit for snack, if they wish. Reading should be brought in everyday so children do not miss any opportunities to read to an adult.


Year 5 Home School Sheet

Year 5 knowledge organiser English Civil War

Year 5 knowledge organiser mapping skills

Year 5 knowledge organiser Science Life Cycles

Year 5 Summer 2 Homework Menu

Year 5 Curriculum Overview

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