Welcome to the Year 5 home page!
Click on the link below to view the curriculum plan for the academic year 2016/17.
In Year 5, this term, the topic is space. We have been finding out about the space race and the first moon landings. The children have written biographies of famous astronauts, and our own moon newspaper. In Science, we learnt about forces, and about the effects gravity has on earth and on the moon. We found out about moon buggies and rockets, and worked with Bishop Barrington to design and test our own.
We will be exploring further into space and looking at the planets in our solar system. The children are going to be finding out about our star – the sun, and the effect it has on night and day and the seasons. They will be trying to recreate the surfaces of the planets using different paint techniques. Finally, we will be having a day in space when a planetarium visits school.
This term, in Year 5, the topic is Vicious Vikings. The children will learn about myths and legends in literacy and Viking saga songs in music. Within Geography, Year 5 will look at the origins of the Vikings and the journeys that they had taken. They will create their own Viking sculpture in art and will learn about the Northern Saints, within R.E., taking a trip to Auckland Castle to explore this further.