Welcome to Year Five
Mr Harding, Mrs Pearman and Mr Powell
Year 5 is the penultimate year in Primary school and we build upon the knowledge and skills acquired in previous year groups. We study some exciting topics: Ancient Greeks and the Victorians in History; Greece, Rivers and Mountains as part of the Geography curriculum; Space; Forces; Living Things in Science.
In English we base our learning around a number of ‘study texts’ in the year, such as: The Tempest, Beowulf and Anne Frank. In English we undertake a variety of reading and writing activities to enhance the children's comprehension skills and writing (grammar, spelling, vocabulary, sentence structure & punctuation). In maths we cover all themes of work set out in the National Curriculum, including problem solving.
In the Spring Term we have a three-day residential trip to Sayers Croft, in Surrey. This trip allows the children to apply their investigative skills to a river study, complete some pond dipping, build shelters in a forest and participate in orienteering activities. The trip fosters team spirit and the children always come back full of enthusiasm and of wonderful tales of their trip!
During our Victorians topic we visit the Ragged School in Mile End to experience what life would have been like for Victorian children. This hands-on learning experience allows the children to get a first-hand experience, that enhances their learning, and it is also an educational visit that they fondly remember.
Overall, it is a very fulfilling and fun packed year that will prepare the children for their final year in primary school.